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When should you wash your hands?
• Before, during, and after preparing food • Before eating food • Before and after caring for someone who is sick • Before and after treating a cut or wound • After using the toilet • After changing diapers or cleaning up a child who has used the toilet • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing • After touching an animal, animal feed, or animal waste • After handling pet food or pet treats • After touching garbage •
How to wash your hands properly:
Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap.
• Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Be sure to lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
• Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice.
• Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
• Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.
Visions Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce a free seminar event called “How to Survive and Win the College Admissions Process”. The seminar is being held on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, from 6:00pm to 7:30pm at Visions Oakland branch office located at 3 Post Road, Oakland NJ. Light refreshments will be served and all are Welcome!
Please see the attached flyer announcing the event and distribute to co-workers as you see fit.
The 2014 flu season is just around the corner! Compensation Solutions has compiled the following information in the hope that it will be a valuable resource for you and your employees.
As you know, the best defense is a good offense. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the first line of defense for maintaining good health is prevention so the CDC has compiled information for the 2014-2015 flu season which can be found here: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/season/index.htm.
Flu season can also be a difficult time for employers to maintain productivity. Therefore, the CDC recommends the following strategies to help minimize employee absenteeism and promote workplace health: host a flu vaccination clinic at your worksite or simply promote the benefits of the flu vaccination to your staff.
Supporting the flu vaccination amongst your staff is as simple as becoming informed about flu shot clinics and knowing locally available clinics. This is an easy task since the flu shot has widespread availability among a number of retailers including CVS, Walmart, Target and Walgreens. The following website is a great tool to locate a flu shot clinic: http://www.flu.gov/prevention-vaccination/vaccination/index.html
For another year, Compensation Solutions, a CoAdvantage Company, one of the tri-state area’s leading Human Resource Outsourcing Organizations (HRO), is a Contributing Sponsor of the MM&B Bergen Bike Tour. Now in its 19th year, the event will be held at Darlington Park in Mahwah, New Jersey on Sunday, September 28th, 2014, rain or shine. Originally organized to promote charity among professionals, the MM&B Bergen Bike Tour has raised more than $1,000,000 since its inception in 1996.
Full news release: Compensation Solutions is a Sponsor of the 2014 MM&B Bergen Bike Tour.
To support the Volunteer Center’s efforts, click here.
Under a new law effective March 1, 2015, employers with 15 or more employees (including job placement and referral agencies and other employment agencies) are generally prohibited from:
•Requiring an applicant for employment to complete any employment application that makes any inquiries regarding his or her criminal record during the initial employment application process; and
•Making any oral or written inquiry regarding an applicant’s criminal record during the initial employment application process.
The “initial employment application process” begins when an applicant first makes an inquiry about a prospective employment position or job vacancy or when an employer first makes any inquiry to an applicant about a prospective employment position or job vacancy, and ends when an employer has conducted a first interview (whether in person or by any other means).
Exceptions and Scope of the Law
The law makes certain exceptions from these requirements, including:
•Certain law enforcement positions;
•Where the employment sought or being considered is for a position where a criminal history record background check is required by law, rule, or regulation; or
•Where an arrest or conviction would or may disqualify the person from holding such employment as required by any law, rule, or regulation.
The law does not prohibit an employer from, among other things:
•Requiring an applicant to complete an employment application that makes any inquiries regarding his or her criminal record after the initial employment application process has concluded; or
•Making any oral or written inquiries regarding his or her criminal record after the initial employment application process has concluded.
The law is scheduled to take effect March 1, 2015 (the Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development may take anticipatory administrative action in advance as will be necessary for the implementation of the law).
For more information on other state laws specific to New Jersey, contact our HR department at 800-654-4234 ext. 180.
Compensation Solutions has added a telemedicine feature to their program - Teladoc. Teladoc provides 24/7/365 access to a national network of U.S. board certified doctors who can resolve many of your medical issues via the phone or online video consultation. It is quality healthcare, when and where you need it. Teladoc doctors can diagnose, treat and prescribe medication, when necessary, for non-emergency medical issues.
The Tri-state Leading Human Resource Outsourcing provider – Compensation Solutions, a CoAdvantage Company, is a sponsor of this year’s LINK Bergen 2014 golf outing. The Volunteer Center of Bergen County’s newest charity event takes place on Monday, July 21 at the Hackensack Golf Club in Oradell, NJ with proceeds being used to support the many programs the Volunteer Center offers to the residents, corporations, and organizations of Bergen County.The Volunteer Center of Bergen County strengthens the Community by connecting people through service and developing civic leaders.
To play or sponsor click here:
Effective January 1, 2015, a new law makes certain changes to Connecticut’s paid sick leave law.
Employers of 50 or more employees are required to provide annual paid sick leave to each of the employer’s service workers in Connecticut. Eligible employees may use paid sick leave for certain qualifying absences, including to care for the employee’s (or child’s or spouse’s) illness, injury or health condition.
Key changes to the law include the following:
- Changes to the method for determining employer coverage. Under the amendments, employers must annually determine if they meet the 50-employee threshold based on the number of employees on their payroll for the week containing October 1st (prior to January 1, 2015, employers are subject to the law if they employ 50 or more individuals in Connecticut during any of the previous year’s quarters).
- Certain actions to avoid providing leave prohibited. Employers are prohibited from terminating or dismissing any employee, or transferring any employee from one worksite to another solely in order to not qualify as a covered employer under the law.
- Changes to the timeframe for accruing leave. Service workers will accrue 1 hour of paid sick leave for every 40 hours worked, in 1-hour increments up to a maximum of 40 hours per year. Workers will be entitled to carry over up to 40 unused accrued hours from the current year to the next year. The new law defines “year” as any 365-day period an employer uses to calculate employee benefits (prior to January 1, 2015, the timeframe for accruing paid sick leave is based on the calendar year).
Click here to read the text of the law.