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HR Hero white papers provide a free, in-depth look into best practices for Human Resources professionals. Each white paper offers news and advice for building and maintaining a productive and legally compliant workplace. Browse through our collection to find guidance addressing your current challenges.

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Conducting Internal Investigations: You Can Handle the Truth!

With this advice-rich white paper, you'll learn a step-by-step approach to conducting investigations that uncovers the facts and leads to a successful resolution. September 2013

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Firing: Lay the Groundwork

Disciplining or terminating an employee is a difficult enough task without having to worry about costly legal repercussions, yet the list of dangers that employers face in firing employees is seemingly endless. This whitepaper will help prepare you to deal with such issues. July 2013

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Understanding and Preventing Race and Color Discrimination

In this white paper, you'll learn some of the key points from the EEOC's compliance manual that will help keep your organization out of legal hot water when it comes to race and color discrimination. May 2013

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Employee handbook helper: How HR can 'cover the bases' while retaining flexibility

This whitepaper will help you to learn how to keep your employee handbook current with the newest information. March 2013

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What to Expect in 2013: The Supreme Court, Immigration, Health Care, and Federal Agencies

With new laws and regulations on the table and more changes on the horizon, it's crucial for you to have a solid understanding of the issues affeccting your organization. This all-new White Paper will help you understand how you can stay in compliance in 2013. January 2012

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What the 2012 election means for employers

This all-new White Paper will help you understand how to best prepare your organization for potential enforcement efforts and regulation changes down the road so you can stay in compliance. November 2012

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Corporate Ethics: Get it Right from Top to Bottom

This HR Hero white paper will explain the importance of a corporate code of ethics, and how to establish and implement an ethics program. October 2012

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Politics in the Workplace: An Employer's Election-Year Guide

This White Paper will help you understand your legal boundaries when it comes to workplace political discussions. Mid-August 2012

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What to Expect in 2012 from the DOL, Supreme Court, Health Care Reform, and More

Learn what you can expect from these programs and entities for the coming year. January 2012

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Comprehensive Legal-Issues Training for Supervisors

This White Paper will explain how to implement a training program that will help your supervisors spot legal pitfalls before they become serious issues. July 2012

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4 Ways Employers Could Challenge DOL’s Planned 7% Disability Hiring Quota

This all-new White Paper will explain how Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act will impact your organization. June 2012

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HR's Guide to Workers' Comp

With this all-new HR Hero White Paper, you'll learn workers' comp basics, including a lexicon of helpful terms, a workers' comp checklist to help you manage the process, and information about your employees' role in workplace safety. May 2012

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Dress Code Policy: Fashion Statement or Too Sexy for the Job?

Learn how to fashion and enforce a legally sound dress code policy that works for your organization with this all-new HR Hero White Paper. March 2012

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Welcome Home: Your Legal and Ethical Obligation to Returning Troops and Their Families

Learn your obligations to vetarans under USERRA and FMLA. December 2011

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Progressive Discipline: How to Make It Work

Learn how to create and implement an effective progressive discipline policy. October 2011

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Preparing for Natural Disasters and Other Bad Stuff

This white paper will help you develop a crisis management plan, outlining what you should do before, during, and after a disaster. August 2011

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Attacked at the Pump: How to Help Employees Cope with Rising Gas Prices

Learn how helping employees deal with the gas price hike can be beneficial to your organization. May 2011

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How to Combat Workplace Violence

Learn how to spot potential problem employees early and effectively combat violence in the workplace. February 2011

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What to Expect from Legislators, Regulators, and Lawmakers in 2011 (Oh Yeah, and Health Care, Too)

Learn how to prepare for changes and get a better understanding about what you can expect from legislators, regulators, lawmakers, and health care in the 2011. January 2011

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Holidays in the Workplace: How to Navigate the Tricky Intersection of Religion, Celebration, and Bonuses

Learn how to help your workforce enjoy the holidays while respecting traditional and religious beliefs with the free White Paper, Holidays in the Workplace. December 2010

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What to Expect When Your Employee Is Expecting

Potential legal pitfalls loom when dealing with pregnant employees and new parents. Learn how to legally accommodate your "expecting" employees with this free whitepaper. October 2010

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A Guide to Obama's Health Care Reform

Learn how health care reform will impact your policies and get a timeline of the changes/provisions you must have in place with the HR Hero White Paper, A Guide to Obama's Health Care Reform. July 2010

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The New NLRB:What Can We Expect from the Obama Appointees?

As many employers already know, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) plays a signifi cant role in the development and enforcement of national labor policies. June 2010

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A Discussion with Hilda Solis: DOL Sets 2010 Priorities

On February 24, 2009, Hilda L. Solis was confirmed as the Secretary of Labor. In this FREE HR Hero White Paper, Solis reveals the DOL's top priorities for 2010, including new wage & hour enforcement initiatives, the new "Misclassification Initiative" and the industries the Department is planning to target for violations. March 2010

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2010 Employment Law Guide

The push for same-sex partner benefits in the workplace is gaining momentum (Obama recently extended benefits to same-sex partners of federal employees), EFCA could rear its ugly head after Congress passes health care reform. January 2010

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From Swine Flu to Bad Attitudes: How to Fight Employee Presenteeism

Whether it's the H1N1 virus or the common cold, when one employee comes to work sick, everyone at your organization is at risk for infection. This behavior is referred to as "presenteeism". November 2009

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SAMPLE POLICY: Pandemics and H1N1 Influenza Policy

The CDC is urging employers to prepare NOW for a possible flu pandemic. The H1N1 virus is expected to infect up to 50% of the U.S. population. Learn how to prepare your organization for a flu outbreak with the FREE HR Hero Sample Policy: Pandemics and H1N1 Influenza Policy! October 2009

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AUDIO BRIEFING: Employment Law Experts on Obama Labor & Enforcement Agenda

Learn about probable new laws, initiatives, enforcement targets, and policy positions under the Obama administration that will soon alter the way you manage your workforce. September 2009

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Avoid Costly Litigation, Agency Action with Employee and Supervisor Training

According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, employees filed 82,792 more discrimination charges against private-sector employers in 2008 than in 2007. September 2009

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Supreme Court Nominee Sonia Sotomayor: What Her Judicial Record Means For Employers

What does the appointment of Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court mean for employers? July 2009

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Business Writing: Effective Techniques for HR and Supervisors

Learn how to master the written word and produce written documentation that will hold up in court. June 2009

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Health Care Outlook for Employers

Find out what to expect from the Obama administration when it comes to health care and legislation impacting your health-benefit policies. April 2009

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What the Obama Stimulus Plan Means for Employers: COBRA, Benefits, and More

Learn the new obligations under the stimulus package and how ARRA's key provisions will affect HR. March 2009

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Downsizing: Getting It Right from Termination to Engaging the Survivors

Learn how to downsize with the sensitivity and documentation necessary to help your organization recover in a troubled economy. January 2009

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What's Next? Seven Possible New Employment Laws HR Pros Should Know About

Refresh your memory on the seven employment laws you need to know to shield your organization from legal entanglements. November 2008

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Giving Thanks: How to Show Employees They're #1 Without Breaking the Bank

Engage and reward your workforce using budget-minded motivators. November 2008

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Campaign '08: Employment Issues and Legislation

Learn how six pieces of post-election legislation will directly impact the way you do business. October 2008

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Bottom-Line Recruiting: Six Ways to Hire Smart

You can't afford to hire the wrong person. This white paper will show you exactly what to look for and how to spot red flags in resumes. September 2008

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Five Alternatives to a RIF

If you are facing a RIF, explore better alternatives for your company. July 2008

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