5 Critical Questions on Mask & Vaccine Mandates for Independent Contractors

February 15, 2022
5 Critical Questions on Mask & Vaccine Mandates for Independent Contractors

While the nationwide vaccine mandate was blocked in January, businesses can still implement masking, vaccination, and testing requirements. But there are still many questions and little official guidance for employers – particularly around independent contractors.  If you decide to put these requirements in place, you need to be prepared for specific situations. These include medical… Read More »

5 Steps to Handling Religious Exemptions from Vaccine Mandates

December 13, 2021
5 Steps to Handling Religious Exemptions from Vaccine Mandates

Is your company considering a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for employees? Perhaps you already have one? This delicate area can lead to questions and concerns, particularly religious exemptions.  Organizations considering or already have instituted a COVID-19 vaccine mandate should prepare for this exact scenario. Employers must know what type of objections are protected under the anti-discrimination… Read More »

Easy Guide to Paid Leave Policies: PTO vs. Sick Leave vs. Vacation

November 16, 2021
Easy Guide to Paid Leave Policies: PTO vs. Sick Leave vs. Vacation

What is the difference between paid time off (PTO), paid sick leave, paid vacation, and paid personal leave? And how do you know which type of paid leave program you should offer?  Don’t worry—it doesn’t have to be too complicated. On a high level, employers have two options: Either institute an overarching PTO policy or… Read More »

A Complete Guide to Time Theft + 5 Ways to Prevent It

September 21, 2021
A Complete Guide to Time Theft + 5 Ways to Prevent It

As they say, time is money—and no employment issue makes that more evident than that of time theft. Believe it or not, we’re not referring to futuristic time traveling villains. Sorry to disappoint. Nonetheless, timecard fraud is a significant problem and more common than you might think.  A study in the Kentucky CPA Journal called… Read More »

Moonlighting Policy: Why You Need One & What to Include

September 15, 2021
Moonlighting Policy: Why You Need One & What to Include

What exactly is a moonlighting policy, and how do you know if your company needs one? Whether you are about to hire your first employee or have a rapidly growing team, many organizations have this critical concern. A moonlighting policy, also known as an outside employment policy, establishes company guidelines on employees obtaining outside employment… Read More »

Americans with Disabilities Act: 6 Things Every Employer Must Know

August 24, 2021
Americans with Disabilities Act: 6 Things Every Employer Must Know

Are you an employer with a growing team? If so, it is time you pay attention to the Americans with Disabilities Act and understand these important regulations.  In our straightforward guide, we’re answering: What is the Americans with Disabilities Act?  Who must comply? Who is protected? How should employers initiate the interactive process? What is… Read More »

An Employer’s Complete Guide to Dress Code Policy Development

August 18, 2021
An Employer’s Complete Guide to Dress Code Policy Development

Is a dress code policy essential for every workplace? Even in this day and age?  Yes, these guidelines should be a part of every employee handbook! From insurance agencies to manufacturers to software development companies, every organization needs a dress code policy. It is crucial to set expectations about the image you want employees to… Read More »