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July 2019

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July Contents
  • First State to Require Paid Leave for Any Reason
  • Ageism in the Workplace
  • Happy Work Anniversary, Karla!
  • Kansas City, MO Bans Salary History Inquiries
  • EEO-1 Reporting Period / Latest Advice
  • Career Opportunities: Sales, Marketing, Administrative, & Accounting
  • Have an HR Need?
Maine Becomes First State to Require 
Paid Leave for Any Reason
Maine's Governor Janet Mills has signed into law an Act Authorizing Earned Employee Leave (the "Act"), which will require covered employers to provide employees with up to  40 hours of paid personal leave per calendar year. Unlike other paid family and sick leave laws that have been enacted around the country, Maine's law would be the first law to allow employees to use earned paid leave for any purpose, including non-medical personal reasons.

Effective January 1, 2021, employers in Maine that employ more than 10 employees for more than 120 days in a calendar year (other than in seasonal employment) will be required to provide employees with one hour of paid leave for every 40 hours worked, up to 40 hours per year.  Read more.

Ageism in the Workplace

Bias against older employees is a common issue in many workplaces, which may be hindering the quality of the workforce.  There are many assumptions around older employees that are outdated-- t he two main assumptions being that older workers don't perform as well and are more expensive to retain than younger workers.

Research shows that not only do older workers generally perform better than younger workers, but fostering a multigenerational workforce can improve the overall effectiveness of a team and company.

As unemployment continues to reach a record low and the number of older workers continues to grow, hiring and retaining older employees is more crucial than ever. Click here for more on avoiding ageism in the workplace.
Happy Work Anniversary, Karla!

We would like to recognize Karla Callaway, HR Recruiter and Advisor with HR Advantage, for her one year work anniversary!

Karla has over 18 years of experience in human resources. Her areas of experience include recruitment and retention, new employee on boarding and orientation, benefits and compensation, and Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS).

Karla strives to surpass expectations and enjoys working with both clients and candidates. She aspires to provide the best customer service to assist clients in talent acquisition. Candidates look to her to find a resource in search for career growth.

We're happy to have you on the team!
Legal Alert

Kansas City, MO Employers Banned from 
Salary  History Inquiries

On Thursday, May 23, 2019, the KCMO City Council unanimously passed ordinance no. 190380, joining an increasing number of state and local jurisdictions in prohibiting employers from inquiring about an applicant's salary history during the hiring process. The ordinance will go into effect October 31, 2019.  Read More...
  • Kansas City, Missouri, follows a growing trend of prohibiting salary history inquiries during the hiring process.
  • Salary history cannot be considered when offering an applicant a job opportunity or determining the applicant's compensation and benefits.
  • Public record searches and direct questioning of the applicant and/or former employers are prohibited.
  • There are several exceptions to the prohibition, including when an applicant voluntarily discloses salary history.
   Source: Husch Blackwell

EEO-1 Reporting Period (June 1 - August 31)

Notice of Immediate Reinstatement of Revised EEO-1:  Pay Data Collection for Calendar Years 2017 and 2018

EEO-1 Component 2 reporting and recent developments:  
EEO-1 filers should begin preparing to submit Component 2 data for calendar year 2017, in addition to data for calendar year 2018, by September 30, 2019. The EEOC expects to begin collecting EEO-1 Component 2 data for calendar years 2017 and 2018 in mid-July, 2019, and will notify filers of the precise date the survey will open as soon as it is available. Please continue to visit the EEO-1 website for general information.

[...] IMPORTANT DEVELOPMENT TO WATCH: A federal judge has reinstated the revised EEO-1 form's pay-data reporting provisions, which were suspended in 2017 by President Donald Trump's administration. The controversial provisions require covered employees to report pay information by race, ethnicity and sex, but the mandate's effective data isn't clear.  Although the reinstatement is currently under appeal, employers should continue collecting EEO-1 compensation data for 2017 and 2018, and submit by the September 30, 2019 deadlineClick here for more insight on this development.

Career Opportunities
HR Advantage offers executive recruitment of candidates in C-Suite, Sales, and Administrative positions for our clients. Our firm offers concierge services to both the employer and candidates, helping to assure the perfect match. Additionally, we have a database of thoroughly vetted, qualified candidates who are ready to begin working today.   Click on a position to learn more.

Competitive Base Pay + Commission
Warsaw, MO

Full Time / $15.00 hourly
Warsaw, MO

Base Salary + Commission
Kansas City Area

$17.30 hourly
Kansas City Area (Lee's Summit, Missouri)

$36K-$48K per year
Springfield, MO

All placement fees for these positions are  paid by the employers.  No fee is ever charged to an applicant.

Submit confidential resume/credentials to  info@hradvantageweb.net.

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HR Advisor
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Karla Callaway, BS
HR Recruiter 
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Lynette Weatherford 
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