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135: Social Media Screening for Employment

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Social Media Screening of applicants for potential employment

The number of employers using social media to screen candidates is at an all-time high. Today I wanted to go over a type of pre-employment screening that is becoming increasingly more popular as time goes on. Pre-employment screenings, or background checks are nothing new. In fact, we have discussed background checks before on this show.…

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134: OSHA Claim Reporting Retaliation & Post Accident Drug Testing Rules – Part 2

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OSHA Claim Reporting Retaliation & Post Accident Drug Testing Rules

OSHA says a post accident drug testing policy which deters and discourages employees from reporting a claim is illegal. In part 1, I introduced you to the 3 new provisions in OSHA’s recordkeeping rule that took effect on January 1, 2017. On this episode we’ll learn more details about the provision that prohibits you from retaliating against your employee for…

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133: New York City’s Fair Work Week

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Penalties for violating the Fair Work Week law range from $500 to $2,500 per occurrence depending on severity.

Penalties for violating the Fair Work Week law range from $500 to $2,500 per occurrence depending on severity. Back in 2016, Seattle passed their Secure Scheduling Law. This law actually takes effect on July 1, 2017. You can hear more about the Seattle Secure Scheduling Law by going to our website, www.smallbizbrainiac.com and pulling up episode…

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132: OSHA Claim Reporting Retaliation & Post Accident Drug Testing Rules – Part 1

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Effective January 1, 2017, OSHA’s new Recordkeeping rule took effect. There are two main parts to the new rule. I told you about the Recording and Reporting part in episode 89 on December 6, 2016,

OSHA calls this new power an “important new tool” to ensure employers maintain accurate records. Effective January 1, 2017, OSHA’s new Recordkeeping rule took effect. There are two main parts to the new rule. I told you about the Recording and Reporting part in episode 89 on December 6, 2016, but I didn’t cover the…

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131: Certified Payroll – The Davis Bacon Act

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The law was designed to require any contractor or subcontractor working on a federally funded or "public works" project to pay a "prevailing wage" to its laborers or mechanics.

Davis Bacon Act – Just another stupid federal law with major unintended consequences like pricing out smaller contractors and taxpayers overpaying for services.  Today I wanted to discuss certified payroll and how it differs from your normal everyday payroll practices. First of all, what is meant by certified payroll? Generally speaking, certified payroll occurs whenever…

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