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Creating a Reasonable Accommodation Process

Harbor America - Jan 8, 2019 2:30:00 PM

While the number of employed persons with disabilities is low (only about one-third of people with disabilities are employed[1]), growth through 2022 is expected. This is a compelling reason for employers to lay the right groundwork for a process around reasonable accommodation requests.

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Understanding Reasonable Accommodations

Harbor America - Jan 3, 2019 2:26:00 PM
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Managing Safety in an Aging Workforce

Harbor America - Dec 27, 2018 11:38:00 AM
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Wage and Hour Division Payroll Audit Independent Determination Program (PAID) Webinar

Harbor America - Dec 14, 2018 9:43:00 AM

The US Department of Labor hosted a webinar on the Wage and Hour Division PAID Program. The webinar covers details about the PAID self-audit program, program benefits, and how the program works. Employee benefits, for example, include no attorneys’ fees, no litigation expense or delay, and freedom to decide whether or not to accept the settlement. Employer benefits include resolution outside of litigation, no liquidated damages, and no civil money penalties. Check out the full webinar here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENX2Q_9VArs

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6 Tips for Expanding Your Construction Business the Smart Way

Harbor America - Dec 11, 2018 7:00:00 AM

If you're in the construction industry, you probably know this has been a good year for growth. In fact, the first three months of 2018 showed a four percent increase in construction projects when compared to 2017. But what about your construction business? Has your construction firm been around for several years but still isn't growing? Then, it may be time to expand your company.

Topics: Construction- tips for construction business owners- Tips for Small Business Owners

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Top 5 Reasons to Have a PEO Handle Your Benefits

Harbor America - Dec 4, 2018 7:00:00 AM

As the owner of a rapidly growing business, you may find that it's hard to keep up with everything yourself. From the daily operations to your Human Resources management, it can be a lot to handle. And, since your expertise is in the business operations, you may not have the specific expertise necessary for your HR and benefits management efforts to truly thrive. That's where a Professional Employer Organization, or PEO, can help. Here's a look at the top five reasons why you should work with a PEO for managing your benefits and related HR tasks.

Topics: Benefits- HR Tips- HR- Human Resources- PEO- Save Time and Money

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The Multi-Gen Workforce and Why It’s Critical to Your Business

Harbor America - Nov 27, 2018 7:00:00 AM

When gauging the direction and growth of your company, consider also evaluating the staff you've charged with steering the 'ship.' The experience, motivation, and loyalty of your employees will determine the pace of your company growth. Each generation of workers presents variable facets and strengths that you could be leveraging. Today we're discussing how to take a closer look at what your current teams are bringing to table and why it's essential to incorporate multi-generational staff into your growth plan.

Topics: Workplace Culture- Hiring- Recruitment- Gen Z- Millennials- Baby Boomers

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4 Huge Signs Your Business Could Really Benefit from Partnering with a PEO

Harbor America - Nov 13, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Do run a small or mid-sized business? Do you get frustrated with all you must accomplish each day? Maybe you're wondering if you should hire a PEO but aren't quite sure. Simply put, a PEO (Professional Employer Organization) is a company that provides outsourced services to employers. These include Human Resources, payroll, employee benefits, workers' compensation, employee recruitment, and more.

Topics: Workplace Culture- Streamlined Operations- HR Tips- HR- Human Resources- PEO- Tips for Small Business Owners- Save Time and Money

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Should Your Company Offer Bereavement Leave?

Harbor America - Nov 6, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Benefits packages often highlight health insurance, parental leave, and retirement options. These are important, but bereavement leave is an often overlooked benefit that can boost employee morale and, ultimately, improve your company's productivity.

Topics: Workplace Culture- HR Tips- Human Resources

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What Should Be Included in Your Employee Handbook?

Harbor America - Oct 30, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Your employee handbook is the go-to literature for your new hires, and it serves as a handy reference for long-term employees, as well. It's an essential document in any company, and it's important for you to ensure it's thorough and easy-to-understand.

Topics: Workplace Culture- Risk Management- Tips for Small Business Owners- HR Tips- HR- Human Resources

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