January HR To-Do List

Important employment and workplace considerations to accomplish for the month of January. Post 2019 compliance posters New year means new labor law posters. As you put your 2019 posters, remember that his is not a one-and-done task. Compliance is only valid until the next revision takes effect. Consider subscribing to a service to make sure […]

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Webinar: Complying with New York’s Anti-Sexual Harassment Laws

Complying with New York’s Anti-Sexual Harassment Laws The state of New York and New York City’s anti-sexual harassment laws are quickly approaching with the state’s regulations coming into effect this October and NYC’s this spring. Employers will need to begin planning to implement training and ensure new policies are in place to meet these new […]

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Webinar: Preventing Workplace Harassment

Preventing Workplace Harassment: Understanding roles and responsibilities The session will explore why harassment has become such a prominent issue and the responsibilities that a company, its leaders, and employees have in fostering a culture of respect. Learning Objectives Event Details Multiple Sessions Available: Cost: Free HRCI & SHRM credit available Presenters Jean Roque, President & Founder […]

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Trüpp Launches New York Online Harassment Training

Trüpp Launches New York Online Harassment Training By Calvin Gower, Trüpp. Trüpp announces the recent launch of its online harassment training course that meets the training requirements of the newly implemented New York State and New York City anti-sexual harassment laws. Trüpp’s New York Anti-Sexual Harassment training course is designed to help learners identify harassment […]

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Webinar: Preparing for Washington’s Paid Family & Medical Leave Law

Preparing for Washington’s Paid Family & Medical Leave Law Washington is moving to the forefront of states establishing paid leave for employees. This session will discuss the latest developments in Washington’s paid family and medical leave law, with a focus on what employers need to do to prepare to implement them. Learning Objectives Event Details […]

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How you can commit your company to equal pay

How you can commit your company to equal pay By Calvin Gower, Trüpp. Like many employers, you may want to commit your organization to equal pay but are unsure of the exact steps to take to put together a long-term strategy. To create a pay equity strategy that builds a foundation for the future, it […]

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The different perspectives of harassment in the workplace

The different perspectives of harassment in the workplace By Calvin Gower, Trüpp. The foundation for creating a respectful workplace starts with leadership modeling the right values and establishing a framework of policies, training, and performance expectations based on those values. Sustaining a deeply-ingrained culture of respect, however, relies on each employee understanding the company’s expectations […]

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Legal Corner – November 2018

Welcome to the Trüpp Legal Corner designed to keep business leaders informed of critical employment legislation and case law. State marijuana legalization updates Marijuana was on the ballot in four states. Michigan became the first Midwest state to pass recreationally. Missouri and Utah legalized medicinal use.     States raising minimum wage in early 2019 […]

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What is the Oregon Pay Equity law?

What is the Oregon Pay Equity law? By Michael White, HR Outsourcing Manager, Trüpp. The Oregon Pay Equity law makes it unlawful to: What does work of a “comparable character” mean? Work of a comparable character includes duties that require substantially similar knowledge, skill, effort, responsibility, and take place in similar working conditions. While some […]

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December HR To Do List

Important employment and workplace considerations to accomplish for the month of December. Review and reiterate your anti-harassment policy The EEOC reports that sexual harassment claims and charges are at an all-time high. Take the time to make sure you’re doing everything in your power to create a more respectful workplace. Review your current policies, make […]

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EEOC reports show increase in sexual harassment claims

EEOC reports show increase in sexual harassment claims By Calvin Gower, Trüpp. This year has been riddled with breaking headlines about prominent figures in business, politics, and entertainment being accused of sexual harassment. With so many allegations being brought to the public eye, it is no surprise that Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filings have […]

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Trüpp cited as expert resource for Oregon Business article

Trüpp cited as expert resource for Oregon Business article By Calvin Gower, Trüpp. Oregon Business recently published an article discussing the declining use of annual performance reviews, drawing input from a few experts including Trüpp’s Compliance Consultant, Audra Hedberg. The article covers the disadvantages of conducting a traditional annual review and alternative processes that are […]

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Trüpp Launches Online Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Training

Trüpp Launches Online Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Training By Calvin Gower, Trüpp. Trüpp has launched a set of online innovative training courses on the topic of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in the workplace. With recent media attention on sexual harassment cases and legal trends requiring anti-harassment training, we wanted to create a series of courses […]

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Handling employee separations the right way

Handling employee separations the right way By Calvin Gower, Trüpp. While many companies place adequate focus on the hiring and onboarding process, the opposite end of the employee life-cycle can often go unattended. The employee separation process, voluntary or involuntary, is best handled with care. This set of articles enlightens business leaders and managers on […]

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Legal Corner – October 2018

Welcome to the Trüpp Legal Corner designed to keep business leaders informed of critical employment legislation and case law. New FCRA Summary of Rights This new form is to be distributed to all employees for employers who use consumer reports to make employment decisions, including pre-employment background checks.     Tax credit available to certain […]

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November HR To Do List

Important employment and workplace considerations to accomplish for the month of November. Prepare for winter weather Colder weather is on the way! Take the time to review your inclement weather policy, make any necessary adjustments, and inform your employees of any updates. Prepare for daylight savings Daylight savings time will be ending on Sunday, November […]

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How to handle final paychecks in Oregon

How to handle final paychecks in Oregon By Sally Padrow, HR Business Partner, Trüpp. Employee separations have the potential of a company-wide ripple effect. The leadership team questions what they could have done to see this coming, managers scramble to transition projects, HR begins the process for filling the position, payroll computes final pay and […]

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Oregon Business and Trüpp take on sexual harassment in recent article

Oregon Business and Trüpp take on sexual harassment in recent article By Calvin Gower, Trüpp. Oregon Business consults Trüpp as an expert resource in a recently published article on sexual harassment. The insightful article, More companies confront sexual harassment, explores the topic of sexual harassment in the workplace through a one-on-one interview with Jean Roque, […]

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Motivating employees to stay engaged

Motivating employees to stay engaged By Calvin Gower, Trüpp. Every employer wants an engaged team. So, what’s the secret to encouraging deeper engagement from your employees? At its core, employee engagement is all about motivation. If you’re able to tap into what motivates employees to go above and beyond, you will be able to nurture […]

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October HR To Do List

Important employment and workplace considerations to accomplish for the month of October. Prepare for open enrollment Open enrollment season is around the corner. Make sure you are prepared by following this helpful checklist.     Deadline for Medicare Part D coverage notices Employers who provide group health plans must provide the annual Medicare Part D […]

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Legal Corner – September 2018

Welcome to the Trüpp Legal Corner designed to keep business leaders informed of critical employment legislation and case law. FMLA forms expiration date extended The updated FMLA forms have no new changes, except for an extended expiration date of August 31, 2021.     House to vote on 40-hour workweek for ACA coverage This upcoming […]

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What should I consider when hiring and onboarding an employee in a new state?

What should I consider when hiring and onboarding an employee in a new state? By Michaela Aguilar, HR Coordinator, Trüpp. It can be difficult to keep up with the numerous details involved with onboarding new employees. With the rise of the remote workforce, hiring and onboarding those in different states has become more frequent than […]

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Jean Roque selected as a panelist at Manufacturing Symposium

Jean Roque selected as a panelist at Manufacturing Symposium By Calvin Gower, Marketing Coordinator, Trüpp. Jean Roque, President and Founder of Trupp HR, will be a featured panelist on the Workforce Panel for the upcoming Annual Manufacturing Symposium. This event will be taking place for the second year in a row on Friday, September 28th. […]

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Improving the ways you provide feedback to your team

Improving the ways you provide feedback to your team By Calvin Gower, Marketing Coordinator, Trüpp. Exceptional managers influence the growth of their team on a continuous basis. While there are many important pieces to the development process, it is essential to provide constructive feedback that guides employees along their path. By maintaining this open dialogue, […]

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September HR To Do List

Important employment and workplace considerations to accomplish for the month of September. Get a free Pay Equity Assessment Are your pay practices aligned with the updated fair pay laws for your region? Make sure you’re on track with relevant equal pay laws by getting a free Pay Equity Assessment from Trüpp.     Reward top […]

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Legal Corner – August 2018

Welcome to the Trüpp Legal Corner designed to keep business leaders informed of critical employment legislation and case law. 2019 tax withholding changes on the horizon Tax updates that took place this year include reducing employees’ income tax rates and adjusted tax brackets. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is monitoring IRS steps to help employees […]

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What are the next steps after conducting performance reviews?

What are the next steps after conducting performance reviews? By Amanda Doun, HR Business Partner, Trüpp. There is general consensus that performance review programs help organizations create the foundation for providing effective employee feedback. However, a question to consider is whether this is enough to ignite change? Although performance reviews impart necessary information, many employees […]

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Proactively creating a respectful workplace

Proactively creating a respectful workplace By Calvin Gower, Marketing Coordinator, Trüpp. Building a workplace culture fueled by respect goes beyond a no tolerance policy. It takes a combined effort from leadership and each employee to create an environment where individuals are treated appropriately. This set of articles provides tactics for proactively creating a workplace where […]

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August HR To-Do List

Important employment and workplace considerations to accomplish for the month of August. Prepare for open enrollment Open enrollment season is right around the corner for most employers. Be proactive by getting a head start on the process to get the best plans in place for your employees that fit your organization’s budget. Use our Open […]

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2018 Employer Open Enrollment Checklist

2018 Employer Open Enrollment Checklist Updates by Kylie Artz, Shared Services Manager, Trüpp. Don’t let anything fall through the cracks with your upcoming benefits renewal. Simplify your open enrollment with this helpful checklist. 1. Inform 2. Improve 3. Innovate 4. Identify Identify all the enrollment related materials that your employees need or are required to […]

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Legal Corner – July 2018

Welcome to the Trüpp Legal Corner designed to keep business leaders informed of critical employment legislation and case law. EEOC report highlights age discrimination The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently released a report which highlights the issue of age discrimination. Despite the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), which was passed fifty years […]

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Title deflation and the new pay equity laws

Title deflation and the new pay equity laws By Kate Reichert, HR Business Partner & Compensation Specialist, Trüpp. One of the biggest banes of my existence as a compensation professional would have to be job titles. A good title, and one that is legally sound, will reflect the actual responsibilities of the role, be tied […]

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What do employers need to know about Washington State’s Paid Family Leave?

What do employers need to know about Washington State’s Paid Family Leave? By Audra Hedberg, HR Compliance Analyst, Trüpp. Many companies are finding themselves navigating new state paid family and medical leave laws. While California has had a state funded disability program for years, New York New Jersey, and Rhode Island recently enacted their own […]

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2018 Employment Law Trends

2018 Employment Law Trends By Calvin Gower, Trüpp. The last couple of years have given rise to clear trends in employment law. As legislation at the federal level has remained stagnant, states and municipalities have taken matters into their own hands to push fair employment legislation forward. While there are many developments occurring on the […]

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Leveraging behavioral assessment tools to build stronger teams

Leveraging behavioral assessment tools to build stronger teams By Calvin Gower, Trüpp. Studies have shown that assembling unique personalities to form a diverse team in the workplace has the huge upside of bringing a more holistic perspective, but it comes with an increased potential for communication breakdowns and conflict. To prevent this, savvy employers make […]

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Legal Corner – June 2018

Welcome to the Trüpp Legal Corner designed to keep business leaders informed of critical employment legislation and case law. ACA’s affordability threshold set to rise in 2019 The affordability threshold for 2019 has been increased to 9.86, which is a slight increase from the 2018 threshold of 9.56 percent. In short, this means that employers […]

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July HR To-Do List

Important employment and workplace considerations to accomplish for the month of July. Address pay compression Being aware and actively dealing with pay compression within your organization is an effective way to make sure employee engagement stays up to par. Take the time to review wages and make sure employees are being paid fairly.     […]

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Webinar: How to improve employee retention

How to improve employee retention While the impact of losing an employee varies, every employer struggles with the time and resources needed to hire, onboard and develop a new employee to perform at a sufficient level. This session will share strategies that employers often overlook when targeting approaches to improving employee retention, including areas such […]

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How our clients can keep closer tabs on open inquiries

Checking the status of your open inquires and getting the most out of your Trüpp experience. By Kylie Artz, Shared Services Manager, Trüpp. In 2016, Trüpp’s Shared Services team implemented a customer service management system to enable our Shared Services team to manage and track client email communication and outstanding tasks more efficiently and provide […]

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Improving internal communication in the workplace

Improving internal communication in the workplace By Calvin Gower, Marketing Coordinator, Trüpp. While many of us work and interact with our colleagues daily, there are always communication aspects that we can improve upon to increase the synergy of our teams. Check out these insightful ideas for communicating more effectively as an individual and an organization, […]

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Tips for increasing employee survey participation

Tips for increasing employee survey participation By Calvin Gower, Marketing Coordinator, Trüpp. So, you’ve designed the perfect survey to get a pulse on your team’s engagement. You know what your objectives are and how you’re going to administer it. Now, how do you optimize employee participation? A voluntary survey may not be the highest item […]

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June HR To-Do List

Important employment and workplace considerations to accomplish for the month of June. Plan for summer vacation coverage Managing employee vacation time during the summer can be quite complicated. Get ahead of the curve with these seven tips to prevent scheduling nightmares in the upcoming months.     Implement a flexible summer work schedule Being more […]

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Legal Corner – May 2018

Welcome to the Trüpp Legal Corner designed to keep business leaders informed of critical employment legislation and case law. IRS raises HSA contributions for 2019 The IRS has announced its yearly revision to the benefit limits for defined benefits plans. The HSA contribution limit is now set to increase from $3,450 to $3,500 in 2019, […]

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What does an HR Audit do for my business?

What does an HR Audit do for my business? Spring cleaning for your HR program. By Calvin Gower, Trüpp. Let’s face it. It can be difficult to keep your HR department up to par in today’s fast-paced business environment. Employment law is always changing, attracting and retaining top talent is a moving target, and your […]

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Why should we do an Employee Engagement Survey?

Our employee engagement is great, and our employees are happy. Why should we do an Employee Engagement Survey? By Meagan Phillips, HR Analyst, Trüpp. You may be completely in tune with your team, and while they are happy and the business is thriving, having happy employees does not necessarily mean having engaged employees, which are […]

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Focusing on constant development as an organization

Focusing on constant development as an organization By Calvin Gower, Marketing Coordinator, Trüpp. Continual improvement is important in the modern-day business landscape. Focus on efforts to improve culture, management, and employee skill-sets are the cornerstones of an innovative organization. A business that is positioned for success will be focused on giving its people the tools […]

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Legal Corner – April 2018

Welcome to the Trüpp Legal Corner designed to keep business leaders informed of critical employment legislation and case law. ACA reporting for those who missed the deadline ACA forms were due to the IRS electronically by early April making those who failed to meet the deadline vulnerable to substantial financial penalties. For employers that missed […]

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May HR To-Do List

Important employment and workplace considerations to accomplish for the month of May. Conduct an HR audit An HR audit provides a transparent look at your company’s HR health. Identify the key areas of opportunity for your organization to maintain compliance, uncover gaps, and improve efficiency so that you’re on track to accomplish your business goals […]

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How to drive employee engagement

How to drive employee engagement By Calvin Gower, Marketing Coordinator, Trüpp. Behind every successful organization is an engaged team that is committed to helping the company reach its goals. When addressing employee engagement, employers should consider a wide range of solutions. While increasing pay may be the fall-back option, there are several solutions that have […]

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What to do with employee survey results

What to do with employee survey results: 7 steps to maximizing employee engagement By Calvin Gower, Marketing Coordinator, Trüpp. Deploying a survey and collecting results is only the first step in conducting a successful employee engagement survey. Once you have obtained useful feedback from your employees, it’s crucial to act on those results and clearly […]

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April HR To-Do List

Important employment and workplace considerations to accomplish for the month of April. Re-bid your benefits contracts Employers should make it a habit to regularly evaluate the benefits market. Simply renewing your contract each year could result in spending too much and including benefits that employees don’t value. Before your next open enrollment, consider conducting a […]

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Legal Corner – March 2018

Welcome to the Trüpp Legal Corner designed to keep business leaders informed of critical employment legislation and case law. Paid-leave tax credit that could apply to certain employers Under the new section of the Internal Revenue Code, employers that voluntarily offer qualifying employees up to 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave may claim […]

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Retaining a top tier team

Retaining a top tier team By Calvin Gower, Marketing Coordinator, Trüpp. Far too many businesses are unable to hold onto top talent. This often indicates that a more strategic approach is required to equip employees with tools for on-going success. Focusing on the people that drive your company forward will contribute to a more successful […]

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Legal Corner – February 2018

Welcome to the Trüpp Legal Corner designed to keep business leaders informed of critical employment legislation and case law. Increase of Form I-9 worksite enforcement The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) continues its practice of increasing Form I-9 audits, conducting more workplace raids, and promoting involvement in the government’s voluntary compliance program. Learn More >> […]

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March HR To-Do List

Important employment and workplace considerations to accomplish for the month of March. Submit drug-coverage disclosures by March 1st If you are an employer that provides prescription drug coverage to workers who are eligible for Medicare Part D, you must submit a disclosure by March 1. Submit Disclosure Online >> Submit application for workplace recognition The […]

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Influences on employee handbook updates

Influences on employee handbook updates By Calvin Gower, Marketing Coordinator, Trüpp. Keeping an employee handbook up to date seems simple enough, but far more goes into it than most employers realize. Is your handbook ready to be updated? If you haven’t touched it in the past year, then the answer is a resounding yes! Your handbook […]

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