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HR Insights

The January Trending HR Topics Issue

What 28 Entrepreneurs & Marketers Are Doing Differently in 2018

Chronic Dispute: What the Sessions Marijuana Memo Means for Employers

As California dispensaries opened and other states were on the move toward considering legalized recreational or medicinal marijuana, Attorney General Jeff Sessions lowered the boom with a memo, muddying the waters of legalized pot. The good news for employers: policies for work use won’t change.
On Demand Webinars

Forced Workplace Closures: Preparing for Emergencies

2017 was a tough year for employers. Fires, storms, and flooding caused unexpected workplace closures across the country. Join ThinkHR’s chief knowledge officer, Laura Kerekes, as she tackles the tricky issues raised by unexpected office closures. 

Join us for this webinar to ensure you are prepared for winter weather mishaps.

Connecting Safety to Your Work 

Some folks think safety is about OSHA and inspections, but it is about more. It’s about how to take care of your employees so they are safe and productive. Understanding how an accident—or worse a fatality—can affect your business is a critical part of your job. Watch our webinar to learn from a 28-year veteran of the safety industry and the widow of a construction worker who died on the job.

Remember Trump’s Pitch on Health Care Associations? Now We Know What He Meant


The latest round of proposed health care regulations would expand insurance access across state lines and allow individuals to band together to purchase insurance through “health care associations,” among other changes.

Learn Focus: Performance Management Courses

Behavior Interview Questions

January is a good time to review your performance management strategies. Our courses help you plan and implement strategies for development, onboarding, training, appraisals, and more. Make sure you are logged into the platform before accessing this link.

Employment Law Alerts
The following jurisdictions have recently had changes to their employment laws and regulations:

Helping HR Care for the Business Traveler

Helping HR Care for the Business Traveler

Don’t let safety and security slip when employees leave the office for business travel. Here are some things to consider when creating policies for your employees who travel for work.

Product Spotlight

State Vacation Use-It-or-Lose-It
Policy Chart

Our handy chart will help you keep track of state vacation use-it-or-lose-it regulations so you are never out of compliance with wage payment law in states where you have employees. Make sure you are logged into the platform before accessing this link.

Ask The Experts

Ask the Experts

Question: We received a request from the New York State Department of Labor, Division of Research and Statistics, to provide information for “Occupational Employment Statistics Report in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor.” Is our participation mandatory or required?

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