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Mistakes that Can Cost Candidates a Job Offer

By Hiring

Even in today’s hot employment market, it’s important to remember the basics about putting your best foot forward during a job interview. Here are some of the most common red flags that HR experts have noted: Coming unprepared to an interview. According to The HR Digest, one of the biggest interview red flags for employers is candidates who turn up unprepared for an interview. If a prospective employee hasn’t taken the time to try to…

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Employees Under Age 16 Need Work Permits

By Hiring

Hiring a 14- or 15-year-old employee for the summer can be a great addition to your team. To do this, the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) requires an Employment Certificate, also known as a Work Permit, for all minors who have not reached their 16th birthday. Here’s what you need to do: Have the minor initiate a Youth Work Permit data sheet online. He or she will need to complete Section A, print the Work…

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To Pay or Not to Pay? What Are the Rules Regarding Interns?

By Hiring, Interns

One question that comes up, especially in the summer, is whether interns have to be paid. The Department of Labor (DOL) has issued Fact Sheet 71 to provide employers guidance on this issue. Summer internships can be extremely beneficial for both the company and the intern. To maximize this relationship and remain compliant with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), employers must pay attention to what is known as the primary beneficiary test – a…

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Unemployment Shenanigans: Claims Against the Wrong Employer

By Employment Law, Unemployment Insurance

Unemployment claims can take up valuable time and affect your bottom line. That’s why it’s important to stay on top of claims and respond to any that are made in error or that contain inaccurate information. Beware of claims against the wrong employer When a former employee applies for unemployment, the employer will receive notification of a claim and have a chance to respond to it. Incorrect information may be challenged, such as when former…

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What Happens When a Remote Worker is Injured at Home?

By Employment Law, OSHA Regulations, Workplace Injuries

With many companies either hiring remote employees or allowing existing employees to work from home, the process of documenting workplace injuries is becoming more complicated. An article I read recently described a situation in which a salesperson tripped over her dog and fractured her wrist while working from home for a major retailer. She filed – and won – a lawsuit against the employer, claiming the injury resulted from her employment and the company’s requirement…

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It’s Time to Stop Remote Verification of I-9 Forms

By COVID-19, Employment Law, I-9 Forms

During the pandemic, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) relaxed the procedures for collecting the employee identification documents necessary to complete I-9 Forms. Understandably, some flexibility was necessary as employers were exercising precautions related to physical proximity and in-person meetings. During that time, DHS allowed employers to inspect I-9 identity documents remotely (such as through video link, fax or email) in lieu of performing a physical inspection. However, employers who utilized this option are now…

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End of COVID-19 Temporary Policy for Expired List B Identity Documents

By COVID-19, Employment Law

The Department of Homeland Security is ending its COVID-19 Temporary Policy for List B Identity Documents. Starting May 1, 2022, employers may only accept unexpired List B documents. The temporary policy allowed employers to accept expired forms of List B identity documents, such as driver’s licenses, state and military ID cards, and voter registration cards, in response to the difficulties with renewing documents during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now that barriers to renewal are largely gone,…

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Calculate Your Business’s Unemployment Numbers Correctly to Avoid Claims and Tax Problems

By Employment Law, Unemployment Insurance

Unemployment relief available through federal and state governments during the pandemic didn’t require employers to file claims against their unemployment insurance. However, those relief measures ended last year, and pre-pandemic protocols and procedures resumed. We’ve observed that improper management of departing staff and unemployment claims over the past two years is now causing problems for some businesses. Inaccurate employment records Employers pay for Unemployment Insurance as a business cost through the State Unemployment Tax Act…

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Connecting Employees to Your Mission

By Best Practices, Corporate culture, Employee Engagement, Employee Retention

In its 2021 Global Human Capital Trends report, global consultancy Deloitte says that while the pandemic strained and tested the worker-employer relationship, “Thriving in an uncertain future depends on having a compelling vision for where that relationship should go.” Defining purpose for your business When articulating your business’s purpose, it may be helpful to think about your company’s mission, vision and values. According to SHRM, a mission statement is a concise explanation of an organization’s…

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Stay Compliant with Your Wage and Hour Practices

By Best Practices, Employment Law, Payroll

To stay compliant with federal and state labor laws, employers must have systems in place to accurately capture hours worked and payroll records showing that employees were appropriately compensated for those hours. MarathonHR can counsel you on the optimal classification for an employee. One client recently needed guidance on whether a marketing hire should be exempt or nonexempt since the position required working varied hours, including some weekends and evenings. We reminded them that salaried…

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