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List of Office Holiday Party Do’s and Don’ts

The holiday season is fast approaching, and between the rituals of hanging up lights and shopping for gifts, there’s another event to remember: the office holiday party. No matter how much you like your coworkers, the prospect of going to the annual holiday party may strike fear into your heart. Read our ultimate list of […]

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Can I work with an expired green card (Permanent Residence Card)?

        Although you can work with an expired green card, it’s extremely difficult to start a new job with an expired green card. As a permanent resident, you may lawfully work in the United States. The problem is that when your green card expires, you can no longer prove your immigration status. […]

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Update from feds: DOL releases opinion letters regarding FMLA, FLSA

It was a busy week for the DOL — not only did the agency release a new set of FMLA forms for employers, but it wrote four opinion letters addressing several FMLA and FLSA concerns.  As far as the forms go, the only thing that changed is the expiration date. The updated FMLA forms are exactly the […]

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Hiring Ex-Offenders Is a Positive Move

As the labor market tightens in our expanding economy, companies will need workers. And people returning to society from prison need jobs. Keeping potential employers and employees apart is fear, lack of understanding, and about 20,000 statutes and regulations across the country that restrict the hiring of ex-offenders. Businesses and governments want to change that. Yesterday, the White House hosted a […]

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NYC Mayor DiBlasio signs package of sexual harassment bills

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday signed 11 bills that aim to bolster protections against sexual harassment — both for municipal and private employees. The measures triple the statute of limitations for filing a complaint with city government from one to three years and mandate that city agencies publicly report each complaint received. Additionally, private […]

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Employees name 4 biggest workplace distractions: Here’s how to help them

It’s not surprising that a recent survey found 69% of full-time employees get distracted at work. The more interesting finding is that 70% of workers think their managers could help them focus better through training.  Udemy conducted a survey of 1,000 full-time office workers in the U.S. to find what was causing the distractions, how employees […]

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IRS’ first FAQ on paid-leave credit answers some key questions

Employers finally have federal guidance regarding the paid-leave tax credit created under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), but that guidance is likely to fall short of what many firms were expecting. In fact, in the initial FAQ on the tax-credit, the IRS even said it will eventually offer more comprehensive guidance for employers. But until […]

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