March/April 2017 Newsletter
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Welcome to HR Knowledge's March/April 2017 Newsletter! Thanks to everyone who attended our HR Boot Camp seminar on April 7, it was a huge success! Our next HR Boot Camp is scheduled for September 29, 2017 - save the date and save money by registering early. Hope to see you there!

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Have you conducted sexual harassment prevention training recently (or ever)?

Our comprehensive  Respectful Workplace Program  provides everyone in your company with the information they need. Your Managers get the tools to prevent or respond to inappropriate workplace issues. Your employees are made aware of how they directly contribute to a respectful workplace as well as the behaviors to avoid.

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Ask HR Knowledge!

Have questions about anything related to Human Resources? We have started a new blog series on our website called "Ask HR Knowledge" where we aim to answer your pressing HR concerns and confusions. 

Have a question you would like answered on a blog post? Send us an email with your question!

Marijuana Legalization and the Workplace: What's an Employer to Do?

On December 15, 2016, Massachusetts voters legalized the recreational use of marijuana, leaving many employers wondering how this will impact their business in 2017 and beyond. Since the law does not limit employers' ability to enforce policies prohibiting employees from using, possessing, or being under the influence of marijuana at work, it will have little effect on employers who have proper policies in place. Employers also can require drug testing under certain circumstances in accordance with their policies and applicable law.
When was the last time you updated your employee handbook?

Well-crafted employee handbooks are the foundation for effective HR management and compliance. An employee handbook is the best way an employer can communicate not only its compliance with required laws but also its company-specific policies and practices. The following are topics we recommend that Massachusetts employers add to, or update in, their employee handbooks, in addition to any developments in labor and employment law in 2015 and 2016.

If an employee resigns with two-weeks' notice, and we tell the employee to leave prior to the end of the two-week period, are we obligated to pay the employee for the full two weeks?

Do we need to pay our hourly employees for "off-duty" emails?


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To become a member, visit and enter company code HRKNOW.

Please email  our perks department for additional information. 

If you or someone you know is seeking employment then you're in the right place! HR Knowledge not only is seeking qualified and talented people to join our staff but also for our clients. Please view our current job openings including the following: 

Universal Banker (Full and Part-Time) - Bridgewater, MA
Interior Designer - Boston, MA
and more!

HR Knowledge Wellness Update

HR Knowledge's Live Well, Work Well Newsletters for April and May 2017 are now available to download! 
HR Knowledge Benefits News

Are you familiar with your voluntary benefits options? We have prepared a guide with detailed information on many potential voluntary benefits your company may offer to help you stay informed.

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About HR Knowledge, Inc. 

Founded in 2001, HR Knowledge, Inc. is a privately funded company providing integrated outsourced HR services tailored to our clients' needs. Our full array of offerings includes managed payroll, employee benefits administration, and HR consulting and support services, such as training, compliance, custom-built software solutions, and Hiring Process Managementâ„¢, our comprehensive recruitment service that takes you from finding to onboarding new talent. Our major markets are fast-growing small- and medium-sized businesses, many of which are venture-capital-backed; foreign companies expanding into the states; and charter schools.  Partnering with HR Knowledge can reduce your administrative costs, minimize your legal risk, help you find and develop talent, and alleviate the HR burden so that you can focus on your core business.