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    Are Gift Cards Taxable? A Guide for Employee Rewards

    When you want to show appreciation to your employees, can you give them a gift card without being taxed? The answer is not as straightforward as you...

    Can You Fire An Employee For Vulgar Language?

    Wondering if you can discipline a worker who uses vulgar language? Learn from this court case about whether disciplinary action would be appropriate.

    Time to Post Your OSHA Summary (Feb 1 - Apr 30)

    If your company meets requirements, your 2023 OSHA Summary 300(A) needs to be posted for employees to see from Feb 1 through April 30.

    Can I Make Out-of-Pocket Payments for Worker Injuries?

    If I made out-of-pocket payments for my injured employee, would I save future workers’ compensation insurance costs? Are there any risks to doing...

    Combatting Prescription Drug Abuse at Work

    The workplace is experiencing a steady uptick in workers with a prescription drug addiction. What can (and should) employers do?

    Do Companies Really Need a Dress Code Policy?

    While modern, successful tech CEOs wear hoodies and sneakers to work, there's actually a psychological benefit to having a company dress code policy.

    Are You Asking Illegal Questions During an Interview?

    Did you know that making small talk with candidates during a job interview could lead to a discrimination lawsuit? What you learn could hurt you ...

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    Putting the HUMAN back in Human Resources