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Showing Support for Virtue and Valor

Dear friends of Virtue, Would you like to go to a Jacksonville Jaguars game? At a reduced rate? And help kids at the same time?  Virtue Arts and Science Academy has a great opportunity for you! Jaguar tickets are now available at a reduced price through this webpage: http://npc.nonprofitctr.org/shell/jaguars_tickets.asp?msid=1741 A portion of the proceeds from […]

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Bright Idea Newsletter – April 2011

What’s Happening with Unemployment? From HR News Update: HRNEWSUPDATE@PBPinto.com The White House has a problem: State unemployment funds are shrinking and the Obama administration is proposing that an increase in the wage base for the Federal Unemployment Tax Act tax is the way to fix the problem. In a nutshell, the proposal is that the […]

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Bright Idea Newsletter – June 2011

Free Compliance Posters to Download These posters will cover employers who are NOT federal contractor. More posters are required for federal contractors. Wage & Hour Poster – http://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/posters/minwagep.pdf OSHA Poster – http://www.osha.gov/Publications/osha3165.pdf EEO Poster – English & Spanish (both are required) – http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeosp.pdf Polygraph Poster – http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eppac.pdf Military Leave/USERRA Poster – http://www.dol.gov/vets/programs/userra/USERRA_Private.pdf FMLA Poster […]

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Bright Idea Newsletter – July 2011

Maryland Law Limits Credit Reports for Employment Screening Purposes Maryland has signed into law the Job Applicant Fairness Law (HB 87) which will significantly limit the employer’s use of credit history for making hiring and other employment-related decisions. The Act goes into effect October 1, 2011. Under the Act an employer may not use an […]

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Bright Idea Newsletter – September 2011

Exempt or Non-exempt? That is the Question! Have you wondered whether or not your overtime policies were compliant with the Fair Labor Standards Act? You’re in luck. Here is a WAGE and HOUR OVERTIME EXEMPTION CHECKLIST for ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS based on the FLSA regulations to help you determine the answer to The Question. Definition: Administrative […]

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Bright Idea Newsletter – November 2011

The 2011-2012 State of Florida Salary, Wage and Benefits Survey* The 11th Annual State of Florida Salary, Wage and Benefits Survey gathered data from August 1st through August 31st. The following provides a few of the results. Pay Increases: The overall merit increase projected in Florida next year is 2.9%. 64.6% of Florida employers are […]

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Bright Idea Newsletter – January 2012

What is a Hostile Work Environment? Question: Must discriminatory conduct be specifically directed at an employee for that employee to be considered a victim of hostile work environment harassment? Answer: The short answer to this question is “not necessarily.” However, issues of hostile work environment are never that simple. If behavior between two co-workers is […]

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May 2012

Preparing Disciplinary Documentation All disciplinary documentation should include key items of information and outline actions taken by management to assist the employee in successfully attaining the desired performance levels. It is recommended that Human Resources assist in the review or development of such documentation. Documentation Content – In order to ensure that disciplinary documentation is […]

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How to Use a Staffing Company

Businesses with their own Human Resources staff often need additional help for a new project or a temporary increase in business. Using a staffing company can be a great way to find the additional help you need without taxing internal staff, who are busy with day-to-day activities. In fact, hiring a staffing company can help […]

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The Benefits of Recruitment Process Outsourcing

Recruitment Process Outsourcing has, like all other functions in outsourcing, gained increasing popularity in the business world. It is now a hot favorite among the Human Resource personnel of most companies. In a recruitment process outsourcing arrangement, you basically hand over your recruitment functions to an external agency to handle it entirely, rather than having […]

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