Snow Day Policies

Snow days can be a challenge for businesses.  Some companies have a ‘business as usual’ policy and expect employees to come to work even if the roads are hazardous.  Others may allow employees to work from home or take the day off with pay.  It’s important for businesses to have a clear policy in place … Continued

Ask Your HR Professional: Bonuses

It’s time for another edition of “Ask your HR Professional!” This time we are going to look at bonuses. ‘Tis the season! As 2022 is wrapping up, many organizations find themselves in a place where they will be giving bonuses to employees. At the end of 2021, XperHR conducted a Salary Budget Survey for 2022 … Continued

NYS Harassment Hotline Launched

New York State’s Human Rights Law has been amended to require the establishment of a statewide, toll-free, confidential hotline for complaints of workplace sexual harassment. The new hotline was launched on July 19, 2022. Employees in New York may now call 1-800-HARASS-3 to receive free legal counseling on any complaint of workplace sexual harassment. The … Continued

Managing Disability Accommodation Requests

Today marks the 32nd anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). ADA prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in employment and requires employers to make reasonable accommodations for them to do their jobs.  Here are five tips for how employers can engage more effectively with employees on disability accommodation … Continued

Recap of Working Through Challenging Employment Situations Seminar

Could changes in employment law impact your business and increase your legal exposure?     To stay abreast of the newest legal developments, ESC recently hosted a panel of Employment Law experts.  Liz Warren of Employer Services Corporation, along with Hugh Carlin and Scott Philbin of Gross Shuman discussed how recent changes in employment law are … Continued

Fair Chance Hiring – An Untapped Talent Pool

The Great Resignation marches on, adding to hiring headaches for employers looking for qualified candidates to fill jobs. There may be one talent pool being overlooked. More than 70 million Americans — about one-third of the total adult population — face unnecessary barriers to entering the workforce because of old criminal records. Fair Chance Hiring … Continued

Pay Transparency Affects Us All

In a job interview, were you asked what you were making in your previous job? …or what you expect to earn in a job you were interviewing for? Commonplace questions like these can indicate the symptoms of “Pay Inequity and Pay Transparency”. When an employer’s policies either knowingly or unknowingly promote pay inequity, that’s a … Continued

Document, Document, Document!

Why is My HR Business Partner Always Nagging Me about This? You may have a friend who has a photographic memory. If you ask them when something happened, they can tell you the exact day, time, and what they were wearing that very moment. If you are like most of us however, our memory doesn’t … Continued

COVID-19 Panel of Experts Webinar: Live Q&A with HR, Legal and Accounting

An Interactive Panel Discussion An ESC/TSA/Rupp Baase Zoom webinar presented Thursday, January 14,  2021 | 10 – 11 a.m. EST Overview Please join us for a panel discussion webinar focused on answering any and all questions you may have regarding the new COVID relief programs, federal & state leave policies, workplace best practices, and more. … Continued

The Strategic Component of Human Resources: Part III of III

Strategic HR and the PEOple Cycle:  Part III of III Whitney Bower, Lauren Kersten, and Liz Warren Welcome to the final part of our series Strategic HR and the PEOple Cycle.   Parts I and II focused on recruiting and onboarding, managing, coaching, and disciplining.  Here, in our final part of this series, we will focus … Continued