Demystifying the SEAT Act: Safeguarding Employees and Accountability for Termination

Introduction The workplace landscape is constantly evolving, and as a business owner or HR professional, it is crucial to stay informed about relevant legislation that impacts your organization. In this comprehensive blog post, we will explore the Senate Bill S05459, also known as the Safeguarding Employees and Accountability for Termination (SEAT) Act. This groundbreaking legislation […]

Decoding Job Descriptions and Job Postings: Understanding the HR Perspective

Introduction For both employers and job seekers, understanding the distinction between a job description and a job posting is crucial. As an employer, you need to effectively communicate your requirements and attract the right candidates. As a job seeker, you want to fully comprehend the expectations and responsibilities of a role before applying. In this […]

A Comprehensive Guide to Human Resources and the First 90 Days of Hiring a New Employee

Welcome, business owners! As you strive for a thriving and harmonious work environment, understanding the intricacies of Human Resources (HR) is crucial. In this blog post, we will delve into the key aspects of the first 90 days of hiring a new employee. From crafting compelling job postings and descriptions to effectively managing performance reviews, […]

2020 Salary Changes

Salary-increase budgets for U.S. employers are projected to grow next year by just 0.1 percent above the actual average budget increase for 2019, confirming that wage growth isn’t accelerating much despite record-low unemployment. U.S. salary budgets are projected to rise by an average (mean) of 3.3 percent in 2020, up from an actual year-over-year increase […]

OSHA Violation

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited U.S. Nonwovens Corp. – a home and personal care fabric product manufacturer – for repeat and serious safety violations after an employee suffered a fractured hand at the plant in Hauppauge, New York. The company faces $287,212 in penalties. Investigators determined the […]

Age Discrimination Settlement

Google has agreed to pay $11 million to end a class-action lawsuit involving 227 people accusing the company of systemically discriminating against job applicants who were over the age of 40. Under the final settlement agreement, presented to a federal judge July 19, plaintiffs will collect an estimated $35,000 each. Under the settlement, parent company […]