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The 2018 Federal Pro HR Library includes six hard-copy books and online access to Employee Benefits — An Employer's Guide, Workplace Safety and Health Compliance Manual, An Employer's Guide to FMLA and ADA, Hiring Firing and Discipline Manual, Wages and Hours — An Employer's Guide and Employment Verification: Immigration, Form I-9, and E-Verify.

These six publication will help you answer questions such as:

Master the modern method for managing March Madness

Authored by Richard R. Meneghello and Shayna H. Balch at Fisher Phillips
March 13th, 2018

March Madness is not, in fact, capturing the King of Leprechauns (although imagine the benefits). But it can be either:

  • an annual distracting scourge


  • an inevitable activity that you can manage.

Your choice.

Richard Meneghello and Shayla Balch at our author Fisher Phillips help you manage:

  • productivity
  • hourly workers
  • company organized pools
  • risks.

March madness capture leprechauns

Yes Virginia, there is a St. Patrick's Day in Ireland

Authored by hrsimple
March 12th, 2018

With thanks and apologies to the New York Sun:

He It exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus St. Patrick's Day! It would be as dreary as if there were no Virginias leprechauns. There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence.”

As long as we are mixing references, here is the The Fun, The Bad and the Tardy from David Bell, who I assume is an actual Irelander / Irishian / Slainte-ite:

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Background checks

Authored by Frank L. Day, Jr., Robbin Hutton and Jessica Asbridge at FordHarrison
March 1st, 2018

Most employers understand that it is very important to hire the right employees. To make good hiring decisions, many employers consider information about the applicant that comes from various sources. This pre-employment due diligence helps companies make informed choices, and it also helps them limit their possible exposure for negligent hiring claims. 

Liability can arise in this context where an employer hires an applicant without conducting a reasonable background investigation. Many services are available that can help employers conduct background investigations, but employers must account for laws such as the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), which regulates certain types of investigations and/or requires employers to make disclosures about such investigations. Services include:

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Drug testing in The Office

Authored by hrsimple
February 28th, 2018

Learn how to minimize the impact of drug use in your workplace at an ABI seminar: "Employee Drug Testing Program: Signs, Symptoms, Solutions". 

The seminar will include:

  • Legislative update
  • Expert panel on signs and symptoms
  • Speaker on drug abuse in Iowa: evolving threats, impacts and responses
  • Speaker on litigation issues regarding drug testing
  • Lunch and breaks for networking

March 22, 8:30 a.m.-2:45 p.m., at the ABI office (400 East Court Ave, Suite 100, Des Moines). 

The seminar is $99 for ABI members and $115 for non-members. Early-bird pricing is $75 and $90, respectively, if you register by March 8. Lunch and breaks for networking.

Order a copy of the ABI Iowa Human Resources Manual using the code hrstweet and receive a 75% discount.
This BONUS OFFER is for a limited time only.

Drug testing in the office

"Thank you" and "I'm sorry" – meaningful, simple and impactful

Authored by hrsimple
February 26th, 2018

Two simple statements, for the workplace or anywhere else. Hey, if a cat can do it, so can you. SHRM shows you how and why with the help of all of these good people Fjuri Be Robin Hood @InsideOutProj Nancy Friedman Team Awesome Coaching Employment Resource Group

Thank you sorry