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March 2017


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March Contents
  • Missouri Minimum Wage Increase (printable notice)
  • Revised I-9 Form (took effect 1.22.17)
  • OSHA 300-A posting requirements (Feb 1-Apr 30)
  • Spring HR Workshop hosted by HR Advantage, Inc. (4/28/17)
Contact us at info@hradvantageweb.net or 877-894-0202 
to explore best practices for your company.

On Feb. 6, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens signed Senate Bill 19 , making Missouri our nation's 28th right-to-work state. Missouri's right-to-work statute will become effective Aug. 28, 2017.
Under the new Section 290.590.2 of the Missouri Revised Statutes, no person can be required, as a condition of employment, to be a union member or to pay dues, fees, assessments or similar charges to a union, or to pay any charity or third party the charges, fees or assessments that are charged to union members. 

Per the new Section 290.590.3, any agreement in violation of the foregoing is unlawful, null, and void. In addition to making the agreement null and void, the new statutory scheme contains both criminal and civil remedies.  To read more,  click here .
  "Right-to-Work" vs. "Employment At-Will"
Many people confuse the term "right-to-work" with the phrase "employment at-will," but there is a difference.

The right-to-work doctrine gives employees the right to refrain from joining or financially supporting a union. A right-to-work state is a state that does not require union membership in order to work.

The employment at-will doctrine gives both the employer and employee the right to terminate an employment relationship at any time. The employment relationship may be terminated for any reason, or no reason at all, as long as it is not an illegal reason, such as race or sex discrimination. It is important to note in your employee handbook that, at your business, all employment is employment at-will.
Spring Human Resources Workshop
Training Opportunity & HRCI Credit Available

Date:  Friday, April 28, 2017
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Registration, networking, and continental breakfast at 8 a.m. Workshop begins at 8:30.
Place: Hilton Garden Inn / 4155 S. Nature Center Way, Spfd, MO
If you're a business owner, or employee with HR responsibilities in your organization, this workshop is for you.
HR Advantage, Inc. cordially welcomes you to join us at this half day workshop learn about:
  • Current trends in hiring and selection of employees
  • Acing your interview process
  • What can be legally asked of an applicant during an interview
  • The benefits of background / reference checks
  • Best practices in on-boarding / new-hire orientation
  • Retention of new hire documents and employee records 
  • Determine if your organization is subject to FLSA
  • Current legal issues update 
Click here to register!
Sponsored by:
    American National Insurance                      People Centric
    Ameriprise Financial                                      Summit Safety
    Biz417                                                               The Payroll Company
    Employee Benefit Design                              TOMO Drug Testing
    Lisa's Bookkeeping
Breaking News: Revised Form I-9 Now Available
On Nov. 14, USCIS released a revised version of  Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification . Since Jan. 22, 2017, employers are required to use the revised form.  Employers  should continue to follow existing storage and retentions rules for all of their previously completed Forms I-9. Read the USCIS News Release, and visit I-9 Central for more information.

OSHA 300-A Posting Period
(Feb 1 - Apr 30)
All employers required to keep Form 300, the Injury and Illness Log,  must post Form 300A, the annual summary of job-related injuries and illnesses, in a workplace common area by Feb. 1, 2017.

Form 300A reports the total number of fatalities, missed workdays, job transfers or restrictions, and injuries and illnesses as recorded on the company's Form 300. It also includes the number of employees and the hours they worked for the year. If there were no recordable injuries or illnesses, a company must still post the form, with zeroes on the appropriate lines.

Click here to read the OSHA Injury and Illness recordkeeping and reporting requirements.

Job Opportunity   
Engagement Specialist 
Springfield MO 
Do you like solving problems people care about in organizations? Would you like to help workers become more engaged with their companies, increasing employee satisfaction while boosting the productivity of work groups?  If so, we would like to visit with you about this exciting position.  Bachelor's degree required.  Business, psychology, or communications emphasis preferred. Extensive  training is provided.
If you're interested or if you know of someone who may enjoy this role, please Click Here. 
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