June 2015 Newsletter 

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Welcome to HR Knowledge's June 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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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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MA Sick Leave Law Delayed for Some Employers
Massachusetts employers that already have a paid sick time policy will now have additional time to comply with the state's new earned sick time law, thanks to a "safe harbor" provision issued by the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office (AGO). The new law, effective July 1, 2015, requires employers to provide employees with up to 40 hours of sick leave each calendar year.

Important Changes to MA iCORI System

On April 27, 2015, the Massachusetts Department of Criminal Justice Information Services (DCJIS) implemented changes to the Massachusetts Criminal Offender Record Information (iCORI) on-line system.

Affordable Care Act (ACA) Has 2015 Year-End Mandatory IRS Filings
Did you know that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has 2015 year-end mandatory IRS filings for organizations considered "large employers" under the ACA?

New MA Fair Employment Posting Requirement
Massachusetts has a new posting requirement for the Fair Employment Notice. Earlier this spring, the Massachusetts Domestic Workers Bill of Rights Act took effect, which extends employment protections for domestic workers. The law covers hours of employment, wage deductions, privacy rights, protection against discrimination, and requirements when an employer terminates a domestic worker without cause.

In This Issue
Win the War for Talent with Our Outsourced Recruitment Method

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were nearly 5 million job openings in March 2015, the highest number since January 2001. All this creates a challenge for organizations that don't have dedicated recruiting staff.


If finding the right talent at the right time is critical to your success, consider our non-agency fee recruitment method, Hiring Process Management™ (HPM).


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If an employee resigns with two-weeks notice, and we tell the employee to leave prior to the end of the two-week period, are we obligated to pay the employee for the full two weeks?


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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