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The Human Resources Audit

Any type of audit can be intimidating, but an in-depth look at your HR function to assess the level of compliance and effectiveness of policies, procedures and programs, may be one of your best [...]

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HR changes for 2020 … Are you ready?

MADISON, Jan. 2, 2020 — Contractors should be aware of changes in laws affecting human resources, beginning in 2020. Here's a quick rundown ...

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Positive news for your employee health plan

President Donald Trump signed into law an end-of-the-year spending bill that included a full repeal of the Cadillac tax on high-cost health plans. The spending bill also repeals two other ...

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Falling work comp rates: “The good, the bad & the ugly”

On October 1, 2019 Wisconsin continued its trend entering a fourth consecutive year of reduced workers’ compensation insurance rates. Rates in 2019 fell an average of 8.84% compared to 2018, [...]

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New Overtime Rule Raises Salary Cutoff to $35,568

Effective January 1, 2020, a final rule from the US Department of Labor (DOL) amends the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations implementing the minimum wage and overtime exemptions for [...]

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8 Potential Ugly Scenarios For Companies Without Employee Handbooks

Companies I work with often ask themselves, "Why should I have an employee handbook?" When I hear this, I know they are looking at the handbook as a potential enemy. "It will confine me in my [...]

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Chapter Enhances Member Services With New Human Resources Professional

MADISON — ABC of Wisconsin members now have a human resources professional they can lean on for consulting.

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Creating Your Playbook: Considerations for employee handbooks

Drafting a sound employee handbook is an essential step to make sure your “team” is all playing under the same rules.

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The EEOC Anticipates An Increase In Sexual Harassment Claims – Are You Prepared

The #MeToo movement continues to gain momentum, empowering many individuals to speak up against workplace harassment. In anticipation of a resulting uptick in sexual harassment and discrimination [...]

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ABC In-House HR Training and Consulting Services

This month Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin is launching our ABC In-House Human Resources Training and Consulting Services.