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Laura Lancaster, PHR, SHRM-CP

DOL Issues Proposed Notice of Paid Sick Leave

By Brian Pedrow and Meredith Swartz, and Ballard Spahr – reposted with permission (some alterations made; see the original text here) The Department of Labor (DOL) has published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for regulations under President Barack Obama’s Executive Order 13706, establishing paid sick leave requirements for federal contractors. This Order requires certain federal contractors to provide their employees…

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Employee Handbook: a Necessary Evil

Employee handbooks are not typically the favorite part of employment. Employees are usually required to read one when hired (or at least sign saying they acknowledge they’ve read it) because it’s a protection for employers. A good handbook becomes a resource to employees regarding the company’s mission, vision, benefits, policies and procedures, acceptable behavior, and so on. But it seems…

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