Leadership: Staff

Reimbursement Policy An organization’s policy should be to reimburse employees and volunteers for necessary and reasonable travel expenses incurred for authorized business. The intent of the policy should be that reimbursement is fair and equitable to both the traveler and the organization and consistent with federal regulations. Individuals traveling on business are responsible for complying […]

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Employers are not obliged to give severance pay. The law only requires an employer to give severance if it has been promised in a contract, or stated in an employee handbook, or if there is an established pattern of giving severance to other employees in similar circumstances. Some employers choose to offer severance pay to […]

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All employers should expect their employees to meet established standards of attendance, performance, and conduct. If, after going through the performance appraisal process, employees cannot or will not improve their poor performance, the next resort for a manager is progressive discipline. In a progressive discipline system, the disciplinary measures range from mild to severe depending […]

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It is a good idea to have a formal orientation program so that all newly hired employees get the same treatment and information. This orientation period will probably last several weeks. You will want to be both welcoming to your new employee, and attentive to legal requirements. Elements of an employee orientation include: Personalize the […]

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1. The IRS will make its own assessment of whether a person is an employee or independent contractor of an organization based on the level of control the employer has over that hired person’s conduct and work. It is important for the organization to evaluate carefully before deciding how to treat the hired person. The board […]

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Employee – Black’s Law Dictionary describes an employee as “A person in the service of another under any contract of hire, express or implied, oral or written, where the employer has the power or right to control and direct the employee in the material details of how the work is to be performed.” The IRS […]

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