Unemployment Fraud Is On the Rise

Well, both Mr. and Mrs. Dietrick got hit with the fraudulent unemployment claims in our names.

If you are in Kansas, and, this happens to you, please click on the link below and file the report of fraud.  Then, it will give you further instructions on who to contact you provide alerts that you may have been compromised.

https://www.dol.ks.gov/fraud

Additional information is here.  A great article from SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) on this subject matter.

Do Employees Have the Right to Free Political Speech at Work?

Happy Election Day!

Below is link to a great article from the Wall Street Journal on this subject matter.  We always get this question…do employees have the right to free political speech at work?  The answer is not so simple…

Have a great day, and VOTE!

Do Employees Have the Right to Free Political Speech at Work?

New W-4 for 2020

The IRS updated the Form W-4 with significant revisions designed to make accurate income-tax withholding easier for employees in 2020. For your convenience, we have attached the new Form W-4. Additionally, to help employers navigate this change, we have compiled a list of the top five (5) changes employers should know about the new 2020 Form W-4:

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Form I-9 Update

On January 31, 2020, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) released the revised Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification (“Form I-9”). Until the release of the revised form, employers were required to continue to use the previous form, which expired on August 31, 2019. Although the revised Form I-9 is now in effect, USCIS has permitted employers to continue using the prior version of the form until April 30, 2020 in order to provide additional time to make the necessary updates and adjust their business processes.  HR Partners recommends using the January 31, 2020 form as early as possible. However, if an employer chooses to utilize the April 30, 2020 extension and continue to use the previous form, employers should consider attaching a memorandum to the expired Form I-9s noting the USCIS directive.

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Beginner’s Guide to Inclusion in the Workplace

President and Chief Executive Officer of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, suggested, “Diversity—just diversity—doesn't work. You can hire the most multicultural, multigenerational workforce imaginable. But left alone, their differences are going to cause more problems than they solve.” Merriam-Webster defines “inclusion” as the state of being included. Inclusion, in human resources professionals’ minds, means being invited to the "right" meetings at work, feeling included with team activities, and having a development pathway and access to tools and opportunities. It's also making sure people are not being treated differently at work due to their appearance, beliefs or background.

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Butler Electric Cooperative

Angie Clevenger
Human Resources 
Butler Electric Cooperative

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