Today we are kicking off our internal fundraising campaign for Relay For Life! Last year we were a Bronze Level team at the Gwinnett County Relay For Life Event–which is the biggest Relay event in the WORLD! This year, HR Strategies’ has a goal to raise $3,000 that will go toward cancer research! Let’s Finish the Fight!
Employer Mandate Delayed Again
HR Strategies is here to keep clients up to date and informed about everything that goes on in the world of HR. Employers: If you have less than 100 employees, now you won’t have to provide health insurance until the year 2016 under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Read more about this breaking news by clicking here to read the article.
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Yesterday’s snow has created chaos in the metro Atlanta area. Read this article for a taste of what we are going through here in Duluth, Georgia. Commuters are still on the road after leaving the workplace yesterday afternoon.
Here at HR Strategies, we are working though the snow and ice to make sure we meet the needs of our clients. Our employees who are closest to the office are already there working and all other employees are working remotely from home. We have a Disaster Recovery Plan put in place that prepares us for situations like today. As it doesn’t look like it will be warming up anytime soon, our clients can rest easy knowing that, just like the snow storm of 2011, we will be there for them all the way through.
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The following steps are important to follow every time you begin disciplinary action with an employee.
- State the standard or policy.
- It is important to the DOL that upon hire, the employee is made aware of the standard of work that is required of all employees.
- It is equally important to the DOL that the employee is aware of all company policies upon hire.
- Because of this expectation, when a former employee files a claim for unemployment benefits, the DOL always asks the employer whether or not the claimant was aware of the company policy they violated. The employee should already understand standards and policies. During a disiplinary discussion, it is important to reiterate this information.
- Refer to specific conducts and incidents, not “attitude” or “opinions”.
- When reviewing unemployment insurance (UI) claims, DOL Claims Examiners only look at relative ‘incidents’ when determining eligibility of benefits.
- Whether or not a claimant is awarded UI benefits has nothing to do with attitude or opinions.
- Describe the effect of the violation on the business and/or other employees.
- This is important, the DOL always wants to know how the employee’s actions affected the business.
- If the employee merely annoys you, but can perform their duties up to standards and have no direct effect on the business; if you terminate them without just cause, they can be awarded benefits.
- Make clear the consequences of future violations. Will further poor performance put their job in jeopardy?
- Whether or not the employee knew their job was in jeopardy is an important factor in a Claims Examiner’s determination.
- It’s important that the employee understands that they could lose thier job, otherwise, they have no chance to change the behavior and improve-thus becoming eligible for UI benefits.
- They need to understand that they may lose their job, and then you must allow an adequate amount of time for improvement. Ask your HR Strategies Human Resources Consultant more about that time period.
- Review the Disciplinary Report with the employee.
- These forms show that there was a disciplinary session, that the employer put an action change plan into place, and that the employee understood that they needed to improve and agreed to follow the action plan.
- These forms are MAIN FORMS OF DOCUMENTATION that are essential during unemployment insurance cases.
- Have the employee sign the report to acknowledge the discipline.
- This proves understanding and shows the employee agrees with the changes they will have to make to keep their job.
- Keep these in the employee’s file.
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Right now, over 3,000 volunteer are mobilized doing good in our city. Hands On Atlanta has organized this wonderful day of service in honor of the late Martin Luther King, Jr. HR Strategies applaud Hands On Atlanta for their selfless philanthropy. Read the full article here, or sections of it below:
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is considered the formative figure in the modern fight for civil rights, and his legacy remains a centerpiece in the work of all those who follow him in his cause. Hands On Atlanta is proud to present the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, in partnership with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change an annual city-wide volunteer initiative to uphold Dr. King’s legacy and vision for an equal and united America.
On Monday, January 20th, 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., Hands On Atlanta will mobilize more than 3,000 volunteers in service to local communities, schools and nonprofits. Projects will primarily support two community needs:
- Poverty alleviation
Beautification of Civil Rights historic sites and neighborhoods, as well as sites dedicated to Civil Rights leaders
School-Based Civic Education
Hands On Atlanta Schools-Based AmeriCorps members will engage 1,000 elementary, middle and high school students in civic education surrounding the key events of 1963 that resulted in the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which outlawed major forms of discrimination, guaranteed voting rights and mandated desegregation in schools and public accommodations. The focus turns to modern day issues and exploring what today’s students are passionate about including concepts of civil rights and responsibilities, their role in the local and national future, and creating a better tomorrow. AmeriCorps members provide the discussion points and serve as classroom moderators allowing the students to freely explore in an open forum.