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Responding to Anonymous Complaints: Dos and Don'ts

Posted by Anchor Staff on Aug 11, 2020 11:53:33 AM

If you receive an anonymous complaint, it is important to remain calm and review the complaint objectively regardless of how egregious the accusations may seem. Although the complaint was received anonymously, the company still has an obligation to take action, if necessary, to ensure that employees are provided a workplace that is safe and free from harassing or discriminatory conduct.

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Topics: leadership, teams, employers, employees, hr, Success

HR In Under Three Minutes: Documentation – The Magic Formula

Posted by Anchor Staff on Aug 5, 2020 11:32:02 AM


We are going to talk for just a couple minutes about the magic formula for documentation. Why are we talking about documentation at all? Well, one of the most common questions we get is, “Can I terminate this employee?” The first thing we say in response is, “Do you have documentation of the poor performance or the behavioral issue?” Sometimes the answer is “yes,” often the answer is “no.”

It is really important that employers have documentation to back up their employment decisions. That documentation should have a few elements. So, let’s talk about those.

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Topics: teams, collaboration, employers, employees, hr, documentation, termination

Question: What do we do if an employee is diagnosed with COVID-19?

Posted by Anchor Staff on Aug 1, 2020 9:10:10 AM


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Topics: covid_19, covid, teams, employees

Revive+Thrive: Spring Through the Storm

Posted by Anchor Staff on Jul 24, 2020 9:29:41 AM
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Topics: leadership, Revive+Thrive

What Employers Should Do If an Employee Makes a Racist Statement Online

Posted by Anchor Staff on Jul 13, 2020 4:38:40 PM

Given renewed national attention on issues of racial equity and justice, employees and customers might be more inclined to report incidents of racism they witness in person or on the internet. In this article, we cover some recommended practices for employers if they receive a report that an employee has made a racist statement online.

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Topics: leadership, employers, hr, harrassment

Making the Workplace a Safe Place to Speak Up

Posted by Anchor Staff on Jul 13, 2020 4:17:33 PM
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Revive+Thrive: 3 Steps to Building Your Online Reputation

Posted by Anchor Staff on Jul 6, 2020 11:02:14 AM

Now is the time to #reviveandthrive

Reputation is an expensive asset that most companies desire. What most of them do not know is that Reputation is based in a trustworthy relationship, shaped by communication. It takes time and effort like everything else in life that is worthy of having and keeping.

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DHS Relaxes In-Person I-9 Inspection Requirements

Posted by Anchor Staff on Jul 3, 2020 7:38:40 AM

***Update: On June 16, DHS announced another 30-day extension of this temporary rule. The rule is now set to expire on July 19, 2020. 

The physical presence requirement of the Employment Eligibility VerificationForm I-9, requires that employers, or an authorized representative, physically examine, in the employee’s physical presence, the unexpired document(s) the employee presents from the Lists of Acceptable Documents to complete the Documents fields in Form I-9’s Section 2.

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Paid Voting Leave Reduced from Three Hours to Two

Posted by Anchor Staff on Jun 27, 2020 2:17:08 PM

New York has had voting leave for years, but in 2019 the state increased the number of paid hours from two to three. They have now reduced that number back down to two. Although all voters in New York will be able to vote by absentee ballot in the upcoming election because of COVID-19, employers may not require this; if an employee wants to vote in person, they have the right to do so. Additionally, employers may not require proof that an employee voted.

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EEOC Guidance for Employers During a Pandemic

Posted by Anchor Staff on Jun 19, 2020 5:13:26 PM

The spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has employers rightly concerned about how to handle threats of contagion in the workplace. Along with those worries come concerns about violating other laws in the process of trying to keep the workplace safe. Specifically, the ADA comes to mind; if we send someone home who appears sick, have we then discriminated against someone with a disability? Thankfully, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has answered a number of common questions that employers are asking. Additional EEOC guidance can be found here

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Topics: covid_19, covid, teams, employers, employees, hr, humancapitalmanagement

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