Impact of the DOMA Decision on Employers

Robbie MossPayroll Services

  On June 26, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a portion of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was unconstitutional.  In states that recognize same sex marriages, same sex couples who are married will now get federal benefits.  In states where same sex marriage is not recognized, however, it is not entirely clear what effect this ruling … Read More

Employee Interviews,Mastery of the Behavior-Based Interview Format

Robbie MossPayroll Services

  There are a myriad of Employee Interviews advice columns and tips directed toward job seekers as to how mastery of a job interview is possible for a candidate if he or she prepares effectively by researching the company, drafting thoughtful questions for the interviewer and ultimately, winning the job. Addressing this topic from the hiring manager’s perspective, we take a … Read More

What are the laws for Social Media Posting about their Job

Robbie MossPayroll Services

Question & Answer-Laws for Social Media Posting about their Job Q: Can I terminate an employee based on something the employee posted on Facebook? A: Generally speaking, yes; however, there are some important items to consider prior to making a termination decision based on an employee’s social media posting. The most important consideration is whether the subject matter of the … Read More

Employee Exit Interview

Robbie MossPayroll Services

  Tool of the Month: Employee Exit Interview Exit interviews with employees who choose to resign can be very useful in determining the strengths and weaknesses of your organization and possibly uncover issues that you were unaware of.   Keeping exit interviews in the employee’s personnel file for future reference is recommended.   Here are a few sample exit interview … Read More

Payroll Services and HR Alerts

Robbie MossHR Topics, Payroll Services

Notice of Exchanges and Subsidies – Virtually all employers, regardless of size, are required to distribute a Notice of Exchanges and Subsidies to each employee (regardless of part-time, full-time, or health plan enrollment status) by October 1, 2013. Additionally, beginning on October 1, 2013, this notice must be provided to each new employee within 14 days of the employee’s commencement … Read More