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Full-Time Employee

In some organizations, being a full-time or part-time employee is the difference between receiving benefits, getting overtime pay, or being eligible for FMLA leave. At what point does a part-time employee become full-time and vice versa?

Freelancers

Freelancer, gig-worker, independent contractor... Why are more and more businesses hiring third-party workers in addition to or in lieu of hiring full-time workers? Get a grasp on the pros and cons of your worker-status options to see if it’s in your organization’s best interest to engage freelancers.

Federal Payroll Laws

Staying compliant with federal payroll laws is a crucial HR responsibility. If you find this intimidating, read on to learn the basics and what to watch out for.

Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

Flexible spending accounts (FSA) are a great way for employers to help employees reduce their taxable income and save for large medical expenses as well as everyday medical/health expenses. There are also FSA accounts to help employees save for childcare costs. FSAs are an excellent benefit to offer to your employees but can also be confusing. The following article will cover what you, as the employer, need to know about FSAs and how they work.

Functional Resume

How do you respond to different sorts of resume formats? Do you favor one type above others? Let's examine the pros and cons of functional resumes, which can be a great option for those seeking to change careers or focus on skills rather than their work history.

FICA Tax

FICA. Do you flinch with uncertainty when you hear the term? Let us help you get comfortable with what this tax is all about and how to calculate, report, and pay it.

Facility Tour

Facility tours are a useful interaction that can provide many benefits for the company. Let’s take a look at why you should have facility tours and why they are beneficial!

FLSA Exempt

Have you wondered why some employees don’t receive overtime pay? That means they are FLSA exempt. There’s more that goes into an exemption than pay, so read this article to learn more!

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

You've probably heard about the Family and Medical Leave Act. This law can be challenging to understand. Does it apply to your company, and if so, how do you stay in compliance with it? What are the consequences if you don't? Here are the basics to know as you begin to learn about this important aspect of HR work. Disclaimer: The below article on FMLA is not, nor should be used as, official training material for the FMLA certification test as offered by the Department of Labor. This is simply information on the basics of FMLA. Consult DOL.gov if you wish to pursue an actual FMLA certification or want the fine details.

Facebook Recruiting

Recruiting is a science and an art, and there are a lot of different ways to do it. Social media is a very common method, but are you getting the best out of your efforts? This article provides an introduction on how to recruit using Facebook.

Favoritism

It’s wonderful to have great chemistry with people who report to you. How could anything possibly be bad about that? When can the lines between effective relationship building and carrying it a step too far become blurred? See below for tips on how to avoid the favoritism trap.

Furlough

Furlough may not be a familiar word or concept to you. What is it? How is it different from simply terminating employment? Let's consider the pros and cons to consider in the decision between laying off or furloughing employees, and making the best of a difficult situation.

Future of Work

How do you make sure you adapt to the constant changes in the workplace to keep your company competitive and your employees satisfied? The "future of work" is the proactive study of how work will shift in the next decade due to changes in society and technology.

Four-Day Work Week

A four-day work week may seem like a dream. However, there are aspects you need to consider before implementing it at your organization. Read on to learn more about advantages, disadvantages, experiences of companies who have offered a four-day work week, and tips to help you determine if a four-day work week will benefit your company.

Final Paycheck Laws

Whether an employee is leaving because they quit, were laid off, or were terminated, emotions are probably running high. If they demand immediate payment of their final check, do you know how to comply with state law as well as company policy? Read on to learn what you need to know to stay stress-free and confident in these situations.

Firing an Employee

Have you faced your first termination yet? No one likes this part of HR, but conducting them well (and/or teaching your managers to do so) is an important skill. You need to keep your actions legal, ethical and defensible. It’s often difficult to predict how smoothly the process will go, but even the most experienced professionals confirm that a little planning goes a long way in both mitigating risk and making a difficult event go well for all parties involved.

First Impression Effect

Recent research has found that we make our first judgments about someone as quickly as the blink of an eye. The difficulty is that snap judgements may or may not be correct, yet they seem to endure. So what can be done to minimize the effects of first impressions in your hiring?

FLSA Non-Exempt

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) divides jobs into two very different buckets: those that are exempt from FLSA regulations, and those that aren’t. To keep your business complaint, it’s important to understand the difference between the two.

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

One of the first major laws to help regulate and protect the workforce was the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). This law is essential to understanding basic HR regulations your company needs to follow. In the article, you will learn why it is so important and how you can stay compliant.
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