Why Are Job Descriptions Important?

Why Are Job Descriptions Important? Job Descriptions Are A Useful Communication Tool Job descriptions can be a useful communication tool to describe exactly what tasks you expect your employees to perform. Job descriptions may also address performance standards, environmental conditions and accommodations or even work rules that apply to a particular job.  Clearly communicating your …

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Dube Consulting now servicing Newport, NC and surrounding counties

We have arrived in Newport, NC!  We are excited to begin servicing this area with Human Resource Consulting and Outsourcing Services. Moving from Massachusetts where we have served hundreds of clients, successfully over the past 10 years.   We will continue to work with these SMB, while introducing ourselves to Newport, NC and surrounding counties. Human …

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LEGAL UPDATE: JULY 1 – Contribution rate split for employers with fewer than 25 employees

Contribution rate split for employers with fewer than 25 employees Visual breakdown explained Employers with fewer than 25 employees must remit contributions to the Department of Family and Medical Leave but are not responsible for remitting the employer’s share. Family leave Up to 100 percent of the family leave contribution can be deducted from employee wages. …

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HIRD Deadline 11302018

The Health Insurance Responsibility Disclosure (HIRD) form is a new state reporting requirement in Massachusetts in 2018. The HIRD form collects employer-level information about your employer-sponsored insurance (ESI) offerings. The HIRD reporting is administered by MassHealth and the Department of Revenue (DOR) through the MassTaxConnect (MTC) web portal. The HIRD form will assist MassHealth in …

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Do’s and Don’ts for Workplace Outings

Workplace Outings typically put HR and Business Owners on guard. Very few focus on summer workplace outings, even though they both are culprits for sexual harassment, drinking, and making others feel uncomfortable. We are more accustomed to focusing on holiday parties. Here are some do’s and don’ts to help you have fun! If you choose …

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10 Steps to a Smoother Termination

Terminations

Terminating an employee is never a pleasant task. However terminations are a necessary part of managing a business. Before you act to discharge an employee, you need to take into account legal considerations under federal and state law. In Massachusetts state law defines “at-will” employment status. This concept frequently is misconstrued to mean that an …

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