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Timely blog posts by HR and Recruiting consultants responding to every day questions, hot topics and compliance-related news as it relates to attracting, engaging and retaining talent.

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Risk Management | Business Management & Strategy | COVID-19

By: Ber Leary
March 3rd, 2021

Remote working has been a massive success in the past year. But now that the vaccine is rolling out, employers are looking at ways to ditch Zoom calls and return to the office. There’s just one problem: not everyone wants to go back. And it’s causing tension at some companies.

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Risk Management | COVID-19

By: Ber Leary
March 2nd, 2021

The Covid-19 inoculation rollout is in full swing right now, with the federal vaccine policy aiming to protect every American by July. When we reach that finish line, business owners will undoubtedly breathe a sigh of relief as everything returns to normal.   If only it were that simple. We live in an era of unusually high vaccine hesitancy, with intense public uncertainty about the safety of these shots. As it stands, around 39% of Americans say they don’t plan to get vaccinated, with almost half of that group saying that they definitely will not get a shot.   Vaccine hesitancy creates a bind for employers. On the one hand, you have to respect each employee’s autonomy and their right to privacy. But you also have to ensure the safety of the rest of your team, as well as any customers that might interact with an unvaccinated employee.   So, how can you create a vaccine policy that works for your business?  

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Risk Management | COVID-19

By: Ber Leary
December 1st, 2020

In a normal year, your employees’ holiday schedule wouldn’t be a big concern. You might politely ask where they’re going, but it’s not business-critical for you to discuss their travel plans. 

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Risk Management | Business Management & Strategy

By: Ber Leary
November 24th, 2020

Employee turnover is a natural part of any business. Contracts come to an end, employees move on, and you hire new people to replace them.  

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Risk Management | Employee Relations | COVID-19

By: Ber Leary
November 4th, 2020

Covid-19 has shown us just how amazing people can be.  

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Risk Management

By: Jenna Louis
October 30th, 2020

The McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act is governed by the U.S. Department of Labor and applies to contractors and subcontractors performing work on certain contracts with the Government. In my experience, I have worked with clients who have experienced difficulties understanding Service Contract Act employee exemptions.