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Eliminate Bad Hires Webinar 9-20-17 1-1:30pm

“6 STRATEGIES TO FINDING THE RIGHT HIRE” Does your company struggle when it comes to making good hires? Think about the amount of interview time a candidate spends with you and your team.  When considering this, the approximate interview time is on average less than 10...

Massachusetts Equal Pay Law

Massachusetts Equal Pay Law  WHAT IS IT? On August 1st, 2016, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed an Act to Establish Pay Equity into law with an effective date of July 1, 2018. Federal law already prohibits pay discrimination based on gender, but wage gaps persist and violations are...

SENATE REJECTS EFFORTS TO REPEAL THE ACA

Senate Rejects Efforts to Repeal The ACA OVERVIEW In the early morning hours of July 28, 2017, members of the U.S. Senate voted 49-51 to reject a “skinny” version of a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), called the Health Care Freedom Act...

MA Court Rules Disability Law May Protect Off-duty Medical Marijuana Use

MA Court Rules Disability Law May Protect Off-duty Medical Marijuana Use OVERVIEW Massachusetts’ highest court has ruled that terminating an employee for off-duty medical marijuana use may violate the employee’s rights under the state’s disability discrimination and medical marijuana laws. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court issued...

Employee Retention

Employee Retention                 It costs nearly 20 percent of an employee’s annual salary to replace a current employee. If you are experiencing high    turnover, chances are you are experiencing high losses as well. The costs of reviewing applications, processing candidates, conducting interviews, training and purchasing...

New I-9 Form

 NEW I-9 FORM The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has published a new I-9 Form, used to verify employment eligibility, that will be mandatory starting September 18th. In order to be in compliance with the law, all employers should switch over to the new version...

Expanded Service Offerings

Total HR Solutions now has expanded service offerings! Take Advantage by adding these services to your customized package Manager DISC Assessment Profiles - Know what drives your team Manager Development Workshops - Providing valuable tools for managers Outplacement Services - Reduce risk providing support to laid off or terminated employees Workplace Wellness Workshops...

Unpaid Internships: Complying with DOL Guidelines

Unpaid Internships: Complying with DOL Guidelines      Unpaid internships are popular across the country, providing benefits for companies and valuable experience for college students or recent graduates. The Department of Labor (DOL) issued guidance in 2010 that addresses how internship programs must be structured to comply...

Tattoo and Body Piercing Policy in the Workplace

Tattoo and Body Piercing Policy in the Workplace    Tattoos and body piercings are becoming increasingly common, especially among younger individuals. While exposed body art has generally been considered taboo in professional workplace settings, it has become more accepted in recent years. The type and...

Creating a Dress Code Policy

Creating a Dress Code Policy         Fashion and dress is a way that many express themselves and their unique personalities. However, sometimes the workplace is not an appropriate place for certain clothing styles. Because of this, every employer should put together a carefully drafted dress...