The Unfortunate Gift That Keeps on Giving…the Flu

As the holidays approach and we think about gift giving, there is one that we really don’t like to give or receive and that is a nasty case of the flu. Last year was an especially bad flu season and this year the steps we take can help to keep …read more…

Employee Performance Issues and Why You Need Watertight Documentation

(from the KMA HR Support Center)

The importance of documenting performance problems as they occur cannot be overstated. Although this requires meeting with the employee and discussing the issue, which will almost certainly be uncomfortable, it’s your best defense to a wrongful termination claim should the employee feel litigious after …read more…

How to Increase Diversity in Your Recruiting and Hiring Process

(from the KMA HR Support Center)

The recruiting and hiring process is supposed to select the best candidates while deterring unqualified job seekers from applying or advancing. All too often, however, the process creates obstacles or disadvantages for qualified candidates due to their membership in a protected class or minority …read more…

The DOL’s Guidelines on Breaks

(from the KMA HR Support Center)

The Department of Labor considers any break under 20 minutes to be for the benefit of the employer, and therefore those breaks must be paid. However, unauthorized extensions of authorized breaks do not need to be counted as hours worked if the employer has …read more…