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August 2018
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Question: Are we allowed to ask employees or applicants whether they’re taking prescription drugs?

Answer: No. In most instances you are prohibited from asking employees and applicants about any prescription medicines they are taking. This type of medical-related inquiry is considered confidential medical information and is protected under the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and potentially under state privacy laws.

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HR Hot Topics
Trust Equation

Trust is critical to human relationships, and the employee-employer connection is no exception. Dan Riordan, ThinkHR COO, explains how “3 Ps of Trust” – protection, presence, and progress – are key to workplace harmony and effectiveness.

3 Memos
3 Memos and 3 Categories

The NLRB recently released three advice memos providing guidance to employers about how the NLRB will evaluate handbook policies and work rules under the new Boeing standard established in December 2017. We explain how this might impact your company’s policies.

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Focus On: Q&A Database

The ThinkHR Live team answers thousands of questions each year. They have truly heard it all. Perhaps you have a burning HR question you’ve been meaning to ask but haven’t gotten around to yet. And maybe we have already answered it. A solution is at your fingertips: Comply has a searchable database of more than 2,000 questions our HR and legal experts have answered, with a couple new Q&As added every week. Check it out!

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Join Us for an Extra Scoop of Learning this Summer
Extra Scoop

Five Policies that Should Be in Your Employee Handbook
August 14, 8:30 – 9 a.m. Pacific Time

Join the ThinkHR team for this fast-paced 30-minute webinar that addresses why employee handbooks are needed now more than ever for employers of all sizes. We’ll cover the hottest trending policies that should be in every handbook, including new state paid leaves, nondiscrimination and harassment rules, legalized marijuana and drug testing, and social media policies. We will also show you how you can use ThinkHR to create and maintain your handbook.

This webinar is not eligible for SHRM and HRCI credit.

Top 6 Leave of Absence Mistakes

August 21, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Pacific Time
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), state and local paid leave regulations, time off as a reasonable accommodation for disability, COBRA (or state mini-COBRA), and other benefits are a complex combination. Join the ThinkHR team as we discuss six leave of absence mistakes so that you can avoid making them and reduce damages from unintentional violations of the law. Most importantly, we’ll provide tips for helping to make leave management a more positive experience for employers and employees.

This webinar is eligible for SHRM and HRCI credit.

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