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Newsletter                                   March 2017


As of December 2016, the EOE Tagline Options were updated again. All ads, postings and applications should include one of the acceptable taglines. Please note, these must be used exactly as below. No changes can be made, such as changing an abbreviation to the actual word and vice versa.

Acceptable EOE Tagline Options as of December 2016:
  • Equal Opportunity Employer (or EOE)
  • EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled
  • EOE/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled
  • EOE-Equal Opportunity Employer. People of color, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
  • Employment policies and decision on employment and promotion are based on merit, qualification, performance and business needs. The decision and criteria governing the employment relationship with all employee are made in a nondiscriminatory manner, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identify, veteran status or any other factor determined to be unlawful by federal, state or local statutes.
  • All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.
  • We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply.
  • We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply.
First round of March Madness said to cost employers $4B in lost productivity

The Society for Human Resource Managers(SHRM) reports $4B in lost productivity thanks to the games . It also says employers have to keep a watchful eye on workplace wagers, as some workers could reveal personal problems with gambling or out-of-control debt. But SHRM says this doesn't mean employers need to shut down pools.

Click to read the full article:  March Madness

March HR Checklist

Review Applications, Ads, and Postings for Correct EOE Taglines
See above article for details.

Summer  Internships
Hiring summer interns? We can help!

Summer PTO
With the school year ending soon, many employees with families may plan to take time off. This is a good time to check with your employees regarding their vacation plans to ensure proper business coverage during the summer months.

Notify Employees of Changes to Employee Handbook
Now is a great time to review your employee handbook and make any necessary changes to polices and procedures to assist with compliance.   Once these changes are made, make sure to notify employees of any changes in policies or additions to handbook.

Make sure you are using most up-to-date labor law posters

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