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6 Areas to Review Regarding Your Employee Handbook

While the term “spring-cleaning” often provides motivation to clean and organize items around the office, it also can be a great reminder for Human Resources departments regarding their Employee Handbook. Regardless of your company’s size, regularly reviewing employment policies and procedures is becoming increasingly important as workplace legislation and regulations continue to change. While this […]

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New Law Expands Parental Leave Rights in Massachusetts

This month, a new bill was signed into law that expands the scope of the Massachusetts Maternity Leave Act. Below is a brief overview of how the Parental Leave Law may impact your business and its employees. General Overview Effective April 7, 2015, employers with 6 or more employees must allow eligible employees — regardless of gender — […]

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NLRB Allows Employers to Require Social Media Disclaimers

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has ruled that employers may require workers to post a disclaimer on their social media accounts stating that their views are separate from those of their employer. Here is one of the important lines included in the NLRB memo: “We conclude that requiring employees, when they identify themselves as […]

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Measuring Employee Engagement with HR Communications

As a Human Resources professional, the communications you share with employees often directly impact their health and welfare. This may include items regarding Open Enrollment, workplace wellness programs, safety guidelines and policies, benefits education, and more. Of course, getting employees to pay attention to and engage with your messages is not always easy. One of […]

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Weekly Roundup, 1/3/14: Human Resources and Employee Benefits Articles

As we move into 2014, we hope that you are full of optimism as you seek to achieve your goals. Whether that includes inspiring performance among your employees, improving your benefit plan programs, streamlining operations and reducing costs, increasing staff, implementing a wellness program, or something else, we are here to lend a hand. In […]

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Is your Employee Handbook Ready for an Examination?

When is the last time that you reviewed your company’s Employee Handbook? If it has been awhile, this recent news story may cause you to move that item up the priority list. The article discusses how T.G.I. Fridays has come under fire as a result of having policies that were found to be out-of-date or […]

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Massachusetts Marijuana Laws and Employer Drug Policies

As Massachusetts moves forward with implementation of the voter-approved medical marijuana law, employers are starting to wonder how this law will impact them. At CBG Benefits, we have heard questions from clients such as “Will we need to make special accommodations for employees that receive a Medical Marijuana card?” and “Will we need to change our workplace drug […]

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New Rules for HIPAA: Compliance Checklist

The impact of the new HIPAA rules that were announced in January 2013 is still being understood by companies across the country. The new rules primarily center around three key initiatives: Making business associates directly liable Revising breach notification requirements Requiring companies to revise privacy notices To help your company better understand what these rules […]

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Three Ways to Improve Your Employee Handbook

Does your company have an employee handbook? If so, I’d like you to think about how it is viewed by your workforce. Is it a document full of policies that has not left their desk drawer since the day they received it? Or is it something that truly guides them as they seek to positively […]

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7 Steps to Handle Employee Misconduct

Stress. If there’s one thing that professionals in the world of Human Resources do not need more of, that is certainly it. However, due to the nature of their role, they face many stress-inducing situations each day. One situation that can cause a tremendous amount of stress for an HR representative is handling and responding […]

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