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Employee Use of District Equipment a Risky Proposition

Every district uses equipment which employees need to do their job, and this equipment is generally provided by the district. While a reasonable amount of personal use of district-owned equipment like computers or photocopiers is realistic, there are many types of equipment that pose serious problems if used outside the scope of an employee’s job responsibilities because they significantly increase the likelihood of a loss.

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One Year After Legal Pot, Employment Law Remains Hazy

Recreational marijuana has now been legal in Colorado for over a year. While many of the questions regarding the implementation of legal pot have been answered by now, the topic of marijuana use and employment law still remains a complicated subject without definitive answers.

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Better Discipline for Safety Violations

Even if they were not mandated by law, workplace safety programs benefit workers and employers alike by reducing the number of injuries, enhancing productivity, and even improving the quality of work performed. When everyone knows and follows the rules, everyone benefits from a safer workplace.

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HRSentry is Now the CSD Pool HR Helpline

Starting this year, the HRSentry platform has undergone a major transition. It comes with a new name, new features, and an easier to use interface. Powered by consulting company Enquiron, the new CSD Pool HR Helpline is now live and free to all members of the CSD Pool. Below are a few of the key reasons you should check it out.

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Emergency Response Procedures: Managing a Mental Health Crisis

Emergencies can strike at any time without notice, our Emergency Response Procedures flip book will help your district manage these crises as they occur. Here’s an excerpt covering Mental Health issues.

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Managing Intermittent FMLA Leave

Given the changes to the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave rules, the management of intermittent leave is somewhat more restricted than it was previously.

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Show No Disparity When Dealing With An Aging Workforce

When employers think diversity, most think in terms of sociological factors such as race or religion. But there’s another type of diversity that’s just as relevant in today’s workforce: age diversity. As Baby Boomers continue to work well past normal retirement age, the phenomenon of having older employees will become even more widespread.

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Hiring Teen Workers: Beware, Be Wise

If you currently employ younger workers, then you are not alone. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), U.S. employers hire approximately 2.2 million students between the ages 14-18 who work an average of 17 hours a week.

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Drugs in the Workplace

Substance abuse can create a wide array of common workplace problems such as tardiness, absenteeism, theft, impaired judgment, lost productivity, turnover, difficulty interacting with co-workers, injury to self or others, and performance issues.

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Do You Employ Undocumented Workers?

The Workers’ Compensation Act of Colorado does not exclude Workers’ Compensation coverage for undocumented workers. In fact, Colorado statute [8-40-202 (1) (b)] specifically says:

…an “employee” is any person under any contract of hire, express or implied, including aliens and minors, whether lawfully or unlawfully employed, is deemed an employee and entitled to the maximum benefits provided by Workers’ Compensation…

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