HR Seminar: Sexual Harassment & Discrimination in the Workplace

Join us March 1, 2018, at Goldberg Segalla, for a panel discussion of current compliance issues, best practices and strategies for managing sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace. In addition, we will cover recent guidance, decisions and regulations issued by the NLRB, DOL, New York State and other agencies that will affect how you do business in 2018.

Quiz Corner: Leave of Absence for Deployment

Must an Employer Grant a Leave of Absence for Deployment? Q: One of my employees is a member of the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). She notified me that she has been asked by NDMS to deploy for hurricane victim medical assistance duty. I am short employees and need her to … Continued

Keep an Eye an this New Employment Law

The Implications of NYSPFL The HR world is humming with the implications of New York State’s new Paid Family Leave law. New York State is one of our most populated states. If trends are any indication, this new law will likely more fully develop in other parts of the country soon. So you may see a … Continued

Client Seminar: Back to the Basics

ESC will be hosting a breakfast seminar for clients on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at Milo’s Restaurant. This is one of our most requested client seminars, focusing on entry-level coaching and progressive discipline. If you are a new manager, team leader, first level manager, or a seasoned manager looking for a refresher, you won’t want to miss this.

Mindfulness of Others

Improve the Culture of Your Organization with Mindfulness By Gregory Gjurich, HR Consultant When I returned from a trip to Japan—that I unenthusiastically agreed to—I was amazed at the level of peace that I felt. I was calm. I was thoughtful. I was … happy. At first I just dismissed this as being refreshed from … Continued

NYS Paid Family Leave: An Employers Checklist

NYS Paid Family Leave:  An Employers Checklist Starting January 1, 2018, nearly all private employees in New York State will be eligible for Paid Family Leave.  Here is what you need to do now. Make sure your PFL coverage is intact. Generally, PFL insurance is added to the disability insurance policy an employer already carries. … Continued

Do you need a written PTO policy?

The Importance of Having a Written PTO Policy Employment law does not mandate the allowance of paid time off (PTO) to employees for events such as vacations, personal time, and sick days.  It is, however, a best practice of  Employers of Choice. Employers have flexibility regarding the amount of time off, if any, they will offer to … Continued

Quiz Corner: Which interview question is a “no-no”?

Which interview question has the potential to be discriminatory under federal law? A.  Why did you leave your last job? B.  This job requires you to lift 10-pounds. Are you able to lift at least 10-pounds with or without reasonable accommodations? C.  Are you a U.S. Citizen? D.  Who is the best manager you ever … Continued

Is it Time to Outsource Your HR?

You Know it’s Time to Outsource HR When… ESC has been working with for-profit and non-profit organizations of various sizes and industries for over 20 years. During the conversion process, we find that many of our new clients have things in common that helped them make the decision to outsource. If you find yourself relating … Continued

Why was I terminated?

Giving a Reason for Employee Termination There may be times when a business owner or manager will terminate an employee and not provide the individual with a reason for the separation. We have had business owners and managers make the statement “we are an at-will employment state, and I don’t have to give them a … Continued