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“Employment Law Today” – Weekly Talk Radio Show: HR Solutions During COVID

In an ever-changing world of new COVID-19 related regulations and guidelines for employers, how can you keep your business’ H.R. Policies and Practices up to date? Join me, Eric Sarver, with my guest, Rick Maher of Turning Point HCM, to discuss how Rick’s company provides unique H.R. services that your business needs to succeed in a post-COVID world.

About Rick Maher:

By Segment

0:37 – 16:23 – Eric introduces his guest Rick Maher, CEO of Turning Point HCM. His company focuses on HR problems that often fall into four categories; compliance issues, employee challenges, policy and procedural headaches, and strategic. Eric reflects on the way that businesses have transitioned due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Now that workers will likely be returning to the office soon, they will be discussing how companies can handle this transition. Rick compares this transition to what was experienced during the recession of 2008 and talks about how companies attempted to find solutions. It was during this crisis that his business was born. He has shares the pattern he has noticed within companies during Covid-19

19:19 – 30:04 – Eric reflects on how his clients handled the pandemic and rules around relief like PPP loans and the Cares Act. By the fall he noticed that many saw the light at the end of the tunnel and started to think about what the next step is and what the new normal would look like. Rick believes that before coming back business owners will have to understand that policies are changing rapidly and they will likely have to play catchup. There will need to be policy updates signed off by the employees with the understanding that they will change. With all the things that have gone on in the last year and the impact that it has had on employees personally, this will present a new challenge for companies so that is something that must be anticipated.

32:48 – 43:58 – The Turning Point HMC has trained nearly 13,000 employees on their Learning Management System. They offer 180 courses in addition to those mandated by New York state. In the Learning Management System that he built they now have courses on unconscious bias, diversity, equality, inclusion, and things that are now becoming a part of the mainstream vernacular. The Turning Point HMC also has a living handbook. Rick believes that an educated employee is the best employee.

46:21 – 57:54 – Rick talks about what he thinks a return to work plan should look like. A plan needs to be put in place for possible exposures and such. Covid will also have to be factored into plans for business trips. Of course there is also the plan for a return to work that will need to be analyzed. Proactive planning is essential. In order to contact Rick Maher visit turningpointhcm.com

About Employment Law Today

Helping Business With Employment Law Issues.

For many business owners, it can be overwhelming to keep up and comply with the federal and state labor and employment laws that govern how they run their business.  With the COVID-19 pandemic, there are new laws and regulations regarding hiring, firing, and workplace practices and protocols — all of which can increase business owners’ anxieties about regaining traction or thriving again.  On my weekly show, we will be discussing the most common employment law related questions and challenges that business owners have been facing in these uncertain times.

The show will have three main goals: (1) to inform businesses about employment law updates, (2) to inspire businesses by giving them the tools to move forward, and (3) to demonstrate how some business owners have overcome their employment law problems, walked through the challenges imposed by this pandemic, and have taken steps to regain traction during the reopening phases of this pandemic.

Our guests will include professionals who advise businesses from an H.R., legal, and financial perspective, along with thriving business owners who will share their experiences and insights into running a successful company while complying with labor and employment law mandates during COVID-19.