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Reopening Guidelines from the CDC

Author: hrwsAdmin

Reopening Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces, Workplaces, Businesses, Schools, and Homes Read the CDC’s official guidelines here …


Author: hrwsAdmin

By now, employers have become aware of the coronavirus (officially named COVID-19) and its growing impact on the global supply chain. And with this recognition comes the related concern of how the virus may impact the workforce, moreover, what employers should be doing right now. For those who wish to exercise caution as the coronavirus…


Author: Adam Kulliver

If Bill Cosby’s conviction and the firing of high profile executives didn’t cement the #metoo movement’s recent historical impact, the conviction of Hollywood studio boss Harvey Weinstein certainly has. With that type of attention and newfound understandings (and definitions) of what harassment and misconduct are, we continue to see the topic echo throughout the halls…

“It Depends” – A Look at the Gray Area of HR Policies & Regulations

Author: Adam Kulliver

Most HR professionals will tell you the most difficult challenges the industry poses are those inevitable situations where reasonable actions and policy/regulations fail to conveniently meet. Even the savviest among us are tested by these “gray area topics.” And as you might expect, they are brought to our advisory teams all the time. The answers…

Get Your Company Ready for Super Bowl

Author: Michael Rosenthal

Even if you’re not a regular football fan, your workplace is likely to see a significant impact from the forthcoming Super Bowl. In fact, it probably already has. Are Gambling/Betting Pools Okay? Gambling pools, with very little exception (if there is money involved) are not legal in many states. In others, there are restrictions on…


Author: hrwsAdmin

From year to year and administration to administration, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) levies decisions that directly impact the way American companies operate. The Board oversees the National Labor Relations Act which was originally enacted by Congress in 1935 to protect the rights of employees and employers, to encourage collective bargaining, and to curtail…

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PCORI Fee Extended 10 Years

Author: hrwsAdmin

Once scheduled to expire in 2019, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) fee has been extended for 10 years. PCORI was set up by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to conduct research in order to evaluate the effectiveness of medical treatments, procedures, and strategies that treat, diagnose, manage, or prevent illness or injury. The fee…

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State-by-State Minimum Wage Changes for 2020

Author: hrwsAdmin

Effective January 1, 2020, twenty-one states, as well as multiple municipalities and counties, will raise their minimum wage rate. The chart below highlights the changes. Minimum Wage Increases Beginning January 1, 2020* State or Municipality Effective Date Min. Wage Tipped Min. Wage AK 1/01/2020 $9.89 Same AZ 1/01/2020 $11.00 $8.00        Flagstaff 1/01/2020 $12.00 $9.00…

Happy Holidays from HR Workplace Services!

Author: Michael Rosenthal


Author: Adam Kulliver

By answering questions, consulting and advising thousands of U.S. employers – HRWS maintains a bird’s eye view of the Country’s most pressing business issues. We developed the “HRWS 5” to highlight and give some perspective on the most pressing HR topics that challenged U.S. companies throughout 2019. Our Formula HR Workplace Services (HRWS) used data…

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