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HRA Workshop - Navigating the Bermuda Triangle of Leave Laws: A Primer for Supervisors and Managers

Frustrated employers call the interaction of the FMLA, ADA and workers’ compensation laws the “Bermuda Triangle” of employment law. State and local laws like the Oregon Family Leave Act, Washington Family Leave Act and Portland Sick Leave Ordinance further complicate these issues for Northwest employers.

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Judy's Jottings - Our 30th Anniversary - May 11, 2015

We were so pleased to host our 30th Anniversary on Wednesday, April 22nd. I found myself saying over and over again, “Who knew?” “Who knew it would ever be this long?” “Who knew it would ever grow to this size?” “Who knew we would ever have the opportunity to serve people in all 50 states?” […]

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HR in the News - A New Term – Embodied Cognition - May 11, 2015

The Wall Street Journal ran an article in early March regarding a term that we bet most of us are not familiar with – Embodied Cognition. It detailed how “Certain kinds of hand movements have an impact on cognitive functioning improving focus or sparking fresh thinking and or faster learning.” Usually we would refer to […]

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HR in the News - Drug Testing – Need to Review? - May 11, 2015

A recent article in The Atlantic (March 4, 2015) asks some provocative questions about the continued use of drug testing and its role in hiring. It cites a “police force in Idaho (that) said its recruitment efforts are set back by its own drug policy, which mandates that anyone who has used marijuana in the […]

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HR in the News - Suicides Increasing - May 11, 2015

Dealing with the death of an employee or a close relative of an employee is one of the most difficult tasks that HR professionals have to deal with. According to the Science Daily of February 2015, “Suicide rates for adults between 40 and 64 years of age in the U.S. have risen about 40% since […]

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Judy's Jottings - I Feel Taken Advantage Of… - May 11, 2015

Target Corp. found itself in a position of having too many staff members. I always wonder how an organization can let itself get overstaffed by as much as 1,700 employees. Who are those people and what were they doing that was so unimportant that they can be let go without it affecting operations? But that’s […]

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HRA Workshop - Onboarding: Ensuring that New Hires Succeed

Employee orientation plays a vital role in an organization. It helps make new employees feel welcome and to familiarize themselves with their jobs and the organization. A recent B21 survey of HR execs showed that 80% of companies do either a poor or mediocre job of acclimating new employees.

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HRA Workshop - Safety Committee & Accident Investigation: Steps to a Safe and Productive Workplace

This UEA workshop will address two important areas of your company’s safety policy: safety committee effectiveness and accident investigation.

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Anniversary Party

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