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Good Habits Prevent Identity Theft

The Internal Revenue Service is urging people to continue practicing proper cybersecurity habits by securing computers, phones and other devices. Scams and schemes using the IRS as a lure can take on many variations, so practicing personal information security is vital. The IRS works with the Security Summit, a partnership with state tax agencies and… Continue reading Good Habits Prevent Identity Theft

Failure to Return Company Property: What Are the Payroll Rules?

When employees terminate, they should return any company property loaned to them. If they fail to do so, you might be able to dock their pay. It’s not uncommon for employers to entrust company property to employees, such as: Office keys. Building entrance badges. Uniforms. Computers/laptops. Cellphones. Vehicles. Job-specific tools or equipment. If the employee… Continue reading Failure to Return Company Property: What Are the Payroll Rules?

Employment Records Retention: What Are the Federal Laws?

How long do you have to keep records? There’s no one answer. However, we’ve summarized some of the most common federal laws relevant to employment record keeping. Note that applicability may vary by employer size. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 Resumes. Job applications. Job advertisements and postings. Interview notes. Preemployment screening… Continue reading Employment Records Retention: What Are the Federal Laws?

Can Employers Mandate Vaccinations?

Can an employer require its employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19? It’s a simple question, but one that does not have an easy answer. In brief, companies can make vaccinations an employment requirement, but there are subtleties involved, and a disability can create an exception. The Equal Opportunity Employment Commission has provided some guidance in… Continue reading Can Employers Mandate Vaccinations?