Archive for December, 2008

HR Resolutions for 2009

January is a great time to review your current HR procedures and make resolutions for the coming year.  Here is a list of 5 HR Resolutions for 2009:

1.  Employee Handbook Review – Don’t have an Employee Handbook yet?  Make this your top priority for the year.  If you haven’t had your handbook reviewed for a couple of years, contact an HR consultant to make sure your manual is up to date.  A well written Employee Handbook is a must for any small business.

2.  Update Job Descriptions – Job descriptions are invaluable tools for any business. Make sure your job descriptions are up to date and accurate.  Not sure where to start?  Ask your employee’s to review their own job descriptions and give you feedback on the accuracy of the document. 

3.  Annual Performance Evaluations – Many small business owners drag their feet when it comes to annual performance evaluations.  Make this the year that you conduct Performance Reviews on time for all employees!

4.  Employee Files – Make time this year to ensure you have a complete Employee File for each staff member.  Review your State’s regulations in regards to Employee Files and make sure you are in compliance.

5.  Review ADA procedures – New changes to the Americans with Disabilities Act go into effect on January 1, 2009.  Take time to review the changes and how they may affect your business.

 

 

Jill Critchfield is a professional Human Resources Consultant.  Through her business, Pacific HR, she has provided HR services to over 100 small and mid-sized businesses in Portland, Oregon since 1999.

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HR Regulations for Small Business

Concerned about which HR regulations affect your business?  Here is a list of some of the standard employment related laws by number of employees.  Be sure to check with your state to ensure you are also meeting local regulations.

1-14 Employees

  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) (1938)
  • Immigration Reform & Control Act (IRCA) (1986)
  • Employee Polygraph Protection Act (1988)
  • Uniformed Services Employment & Re-employment Rights Act of 1994
  • Equal Pay Act of 1963
  • Consumer Credit Protection Act of 1968
  • National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) 1935
  • Labor-Management Relations Act (Taft-Hartley) 1947
  • Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) 1974 (if Co. offers benefits)
  • Uniform Guidelines of Employee Selection Procedures (1978)
  • Federal Insurance Contribution’s Act of 1935 (FICA) (Social Security)

11-14, add

15-19, add

  • Civil Rights Act of 1964 Title VII, Civil Rights Act of 1991
  • Title I, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, (ADA)

20-49, add

  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act (1967) (ADEA)
  • Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA)

50 or more, add

100 or more, add

  • Worker Adjustment & Retraining Notification Act of 1989 (WARN)
  • EEO-1 Report filed annually w/EEOC if Organization is not a Federal Contractor

Federal Contractors, add

  • Executive Orders 11246 (1965), 11375 (1967), 11478 (1969)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973
  • Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988
  • Vietnam-Era Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974
  • Davis Bacon Act of 1931
  • Copeland Act of 1934
  • Walsh-Healy Act of 1936

 

Jill Critchfield is a professional Human Resources Consultant.  Through her business, Pacific HR, she has provided HR services to over 100 small and mid-sized businesses in Portland, Oregon since 1999.

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