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Question: We conduct hearing tests on employees and record any discovered hearing loss on our OSHA 300 log. Are we required to conduct tests on our temporary workers, and if so, should we report those hearing losses differently?

Answer: “Temporary workers” are workers hired and paid by a staffing agency and supplied to a host employer to perform work on a temporary basis. Temporary workers are entitled to the same protections under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) as all other covered workers. 

 
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Back to School Time Off Tips

For millions of families, fall signals the return to school. This means your employees will likely need to take a few hours out of their workday occasionally to participate in their children’s education. Any flexibility you can give them will be greatly appreciated, and in some states, it's the law.

SCOTUS
SCOTUS Roundup & Preview

The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) heard several cases with employment implications during their 2018 session, including the four cases we covered in detail. Cases potentially on the docket for the next season include possible appeals of four circuit court discrimination cases.

 
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Focus On: Employee Handbook Builder
 

It’s easy to create fully-customized, compliant handbooks using the Employee Handbook Builder included with your ThinkHR subscription. Policies in the handbook address federal and state regulations and are approved by employment law firm Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP. When laws change, you will be notified of revisions made to the policies so you can update your handbook with the click of a button. Need guidance? Help from expert advisors is just a phone call away.

Log into the compliance section of your ThinkHR account and build or update your handbook today!

 
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Webinar World
Maximize Your HR Leadership Effectiveness
October 11, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Pacific Time

HR Headache

The 21st Century workforce presents a unique set of challenges to HR managers and leaders. You’re called upon to lead multiple generations of people with diverse backgrounds, values, work ethics, and perspectives when it comes to how they do their job. Statistically, over 70 percent of your workforce may be burned out, disengaged, and doubtful of their own ability to contribute in a way that matters.

As a leader in HR, you need to be able to address these challenges, remove obstacles, and initiate changes that improve the employee experience, increase engagement, and optimize your workforce. At the same, you need to convince executives that your initiatives have the power to not only increase employee engagement but increase customer satisfaction and net profits as well.

Guest speaker Magi Graziano, CEO of KeenAlignment, explains how to meet these challenges.

This webinar is eligible for SHRM and HRCI credit.

 
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