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Fuse Workforce blog 2019: the year in review

Posted on Dec 31, 2019 10:00:00 AM by John Duval

This year has been an eventful one for workplaces all over the United States. Between legislative updates, changes in expectations, and near record-low unemployment, HR managers have had a lot to keep up with. On the Fuse Workforce blog, our goal is to provide you with articles that help you stay ahead of the curve. In 2019, in addition to monthly news roundups, we published weekly articles about career development, employee management, hiring best practices, compliance, and more Human Resources topics.

In case you missed anything, here’s a rundown of articles to check out before we head into a new year:

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2020 HR and Payroll Compliance Calendar: Key Dates for HR and Payroll Managers

Posted on Dec 17, 2019 10:00:00 AM by John Duval

For time-strapped HR and payroll managers, every day at work is a juggling act. The mental load of keeping a bunch of open tasks and deadlines straight can be a challenge, and the last thing you need is to miss a crucial deadline.

That’s why we put together our annual HR and payroll compliance calendar: to give you a list of all the important dates and deadlines you need to know to keep your workplace on track. Here’s what you should mark on your calendar for 2020:

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The dos and don'ts of employer social media policies

Posted on Dec 10, 2019 2:00:00 PM by John Duval

It’s no secret that social media has become part of most peoples’ daily routines in the last few years. With over 2.3 billion people worldwide engaged on at least one platform, and 69% of adults in the U.S. using Facebook, the odds are good that many people employed by your company use social media at some point in the day. In fact, depending on your industry, they may even be engaging on social media as part of their work.

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What HR managers need to know about the new FLSA overtime rule

Posted on Dec 3, 2019 1:00:00 PM by John Duval

After a protracted debate (and after over 15 years since the last update in pay requirements) the Department of Labor released its updates to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) in September 2019. The new rule— which will go into effect on January 1, 2020— increases the salary threshold for white-collar exemptions, clarifies the role of bonuses, and raises the pay level required for the “highly compensated employees” exemption. 

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[HR Roundup] Employees coming to work sick, 3 factors to improve employee retention + more HR news

Posted on Nov 26, 2019 10:00:00 AM by John Duval

With Thanksgiving coming up later this week, the holiday season is in full swing. In offices around the country, this time of year comes with a mixed bag of personal and professional obligations, including holiday parties and end-of-year deadlines. With so much going on, it can be tough to stay aware of HR news. But not to worry: we’ve got you covered! Read on to see what’s happening in the world of work this month.

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