Gray Areas Regarding Employment Law

Many areas regarding employment law are fairly black and white due to the highly regulated nature of the business. However, there are some aspects of employment law which are endless shades of gray. Two of the most common "gray" areas include "reasonable accommodations" and "proper classification of independent contractors."

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Interns in the Workplace

Internships are an excellent way to facilitate success for today's workload and tomorrow's workforce. Offering internships at your company adds value and provides many positive benefits for your organization. However, gaining knowledge of the risks and rewards of internships, including the lingering question of paid versus unpaid interns, will help safeguard your company and your employees.

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Time Management

We have all been there - a "to do" list with nothing checked off and additional duties added by the hour. It may be easy to get stuck in a rut of checking the easy tasks off of your list. However, the real key to success in any workplace is personal time management.

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A Guide to Proper Email Etiquette

In today's connected world, most employers have grasped the importance of email communications. Very rarely do we send letters or even communicate via telephone. The much simpler solution seems to be sending email communications. It is imperative to understand the basics of email etiquette whether for business or personal use.

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NLRB and Handbooks

Very few years ago, most union-free employers did not pay close attention to the decisions issued by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), as many believe what was happening with the NLRB did not affect them because their employees were not represented by a union. However, more employers are learning that regardless of the union status of their workplace, Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act applies considerably to all employers and their operations.

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What our clients say...

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas

Lori Blosser, PHR, SHRM-CP
Manager, Corporate Staffing
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
 

"We rely on the SOS II results to give us insight into an applicant's work ethic and integrity.  Overall, we have found the results to be reliable and important in getting a complete understanding of the applicant's past behavior to then predict if they will be a good fit for our position opening.  This assessment is also easy to administer and user friendly for the applicant."