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How to ask your boss if it's OK to stay home in bad weather

Engage PEO's Angela Rochester, Assistant General Counsel and HR Consultant, advises companies and employees on what to do if you can't make it to work due to severe weather.

“If there’s not a policy in place, address the issue with your manager or with HR. We always stress to communicate sooner rather than later; also, a good employer will communicate [any policies or guidelines] to you well in advance.”

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Spotlight on workplace sexual harassment: How employers can prepare in 2019

Now more than ever, business owners need to know how to handle sexual allegations that may arise in the workplace.

The spotlight on this issue is harsh but presents a glowing opportunity for companies to do better. Employers can reinforce HR best practices that are in place, and take the lead to create new ways to ensure workplaces are free of harassment and unlawful discrimination. The time to do so is right now.

Engage CEO Jay Starkman, and co-founder Midge Seltzer, write for Employee Benefit News.

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Company Holiday Party? In the Era of #MeToo, Exercise...Caution

You don’t have to take all the fun out of your workplace celebrations, but as a business owner, you must be responsible and practical.

The fact is, the potential problems posed by hosting social events in the workplace are not new, but they are amplified in today’s climate of heightened awareness.

Engage CEO, Jay Starkman, writes for Entrepreneur magazine.

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5 Common Worst Practices Bosses Need to Abandon Now

"Put more emphasis on managing your organization’s culture than on (micro) managing your employees."

Engage's Alex Nadal, assistant general counsel and HR consultant, speaks to Fast Company about the dangers of micromanagement.

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Your Pet Will Be Fine. Don’t Sacrifice Your Vacation Time

Engage CEO, Jay Starkman, speaks to Bloomberg Law on trends in paid leave, and vacation perks employers should consider.

From covering vacation costs to floating holidays, “the magic bullet is flexibility,” Starkman said.

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It’s Peak Flu Season. Here’s What Employers Should do Now

The U.S. is in the height of flu season, which means employers are likely to see an influx of employees coughing, sneezing and spreading germs in the office. Aside from passing a box of tissues, employers may be wondering what they are legally permitted to do when their workers get sick.