Category Archives: HR

Working from Home While Caregiving

Balancing working from home and caregiving It’s 2:00 on Monday, my youngest is hanging on my ankles yelling “up” as I try to warm her afternoon nap bottle; while replying back to a coworker from my phone.  Meanwhile my oldest daughter is on the couch saying, “Mom, I’m bored what can we do?!?”.  At this…
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Year in Review: Compliance Updates from 2019

Year in Review: Compliance Updates from 2019 by Jim Hill, Vice President of Clark-Mortenson Insurance OSHA LOG The OSHA 300 log is part of a federal requirement concerning safety in the workplace. It is a form that must be filled out by employers and displayed in a visible area. The log records all applicable injuries…
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The IRS issues a change to Form W-4

The IRS issues a change to Form W-4 For the first time in more than three decades the IRS has revamped the W-4 form, also known as the “Employee’s Withholding Certificate.” 2020 IRS Form W-4 Employers use IRS Form W-4 to determine each employee’s federal tax withholdings. The new form is intended to harmonize tax…
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Effective Communication: The Employee Handbook

Effective Communication: The Employee Handbook Employee handbooks explain the relationship and responsibilities of employee and employer and provide clear communication on a variety of employment topics. A well-written employee handbook establishes guides for the workplace and protects the employer from liability. A Guide Handbooks specify expectations, rules and compensation. A comprehensive employee handbook will include…
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Vermont Prohibits Use of Electronic Cigarettes in the Workplace

Vermont Prohibits Use of Electronic Cigarettes in the Workplace Workplace Prohibition Effective July 1, 2016 A new law in Vermont prohibits using electronic cigarettes in any workplace. Prohibitions Under the new law, the possession of lighted tobacco products or use of tobacco substitutes is prohibited in any workplace. "Tobacco substitutes" are products—including electronic cigarettes or…
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