May 2015 Newsletter 

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Welcome to HR Knowledge's May 2015 Newsletter! Our goal is to keep you up to date with important HR and regulatory compliance information, news and events. We want this newsletter to be a valuable resource for you so we encourage all of our readers to provide comments, suggestions and feedback. 




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Upcoming Webinar

Learn How You Can Reduce Your Legal Risk with a Cloud Based I-9 Solution


Friday, May 29, 2015

1:00 - 2:00 EST


Join Melissa Gillespie, Director of HR Services at HR Knowledge and Sathab Abbo, Corporate Immigration Counsel at I-9 Advantage, in learning the following:


  1. Your Roadmap to Compliance
  2. Why I-9 Compliance May Cost You Millions
  3. Are You at Risk of an ICE Audit
  4. Enforcement Trends
  5. The Pitfalls of Form I-9
  6. Employer's Obligation
  7. Remote Hiring Requirements
  8. Cloud-based Form I-9 Solutions
  9. Q&A Session


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Earn Your Recertification Credit Hours by Attending Our Next HR Boot Camp on September 25, 2015.
Our HR Boot Camp ensures that key employees remain current about company exposure in legal matters surrounding sexual harassment, wage and hour issues, and the proper conduct of employee performance reviews.

The HR Knowledge Boot Camp is ideally suited for all new HR emploees and can be offered as a refresher course for managers and other staff. Our trainers focus on potential liability areas in the workplace.

Our HR Boot Camp has been approved for 4.25 (HR (General)) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

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Massachusetts Posting Requirement Effective April 7, 2015
Massachusetts has a new posting requirement for the Act Relative to Parental Leave, which took effect April 7, 2015. Under the new Parental Leave Act, an employer must provide leave to men on the same terms and conditions as leave for women, making parental leave gender neutral.

Massachusetts Releases Proposed Regulations for Earned Sick Leave
The Massachusetts Attorney General's Office (AGO) has issued proposed regulations for the new Earned Sick Time law approved by voters last November. Effective July 1, 2015, Massachusetts employers must allow employees to take time off from work to address their health and safety needs or, in some cases, to care for sick family members, without losing pay.

California Mandatory Sick Time Law Effective July 1, 2015
The state of California has enacted a Paid Sick Leave Law, requiring that virtually all California employees must be offered paid sick leave. The law takes effect July 1, 2015.

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Philadelphia Paid Sick Leave Law Effective May 3, 2015
Philadelphia has enacted a Paid Sick Leave Law, requiring that most Philadelphia employers provide paid sick leave to their employees. The law takes effect May 13, 2015.

In This Issue
Finding the Right Talent - Hiring Process Management

More than five years ago, HR Knowledge quietly built a specialized recruitment service driven by our clients' requests to help them find the right talent. Last month, we officially launched this service as Hiring Process Management™ (HPM).


We received such a positive response and a great deal of inquiries and wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you for your service!

We have an employee whose Form I-9 was not fully completed when the employee was hired. If we fill out the Reverification section on an incomplete form, will that bring us into compliance?


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 below!


HR Knowledge and Our Clients are hiring!


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