Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce Volunteers of the Year

Kristina Dietrick, Creative Business Solutions, and Wendy Wells, U.S. Bank, Chamber Volunteers of the Year

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The Company Holiday Party – Suggestions for Having Fun and Avoiding Liability

The holidays are swiftly approaching. Employees are beginning to embrace the magic of the season and employers are preparing for the annual holiday party. While the proper do’s and don’ts surrounding holiday parties may seem obvious to some, Creative Business Solutions would like to take a moment to remind employers about the potential liability surrounding company holiday parties, and provide some appropriate suggestions to help your company avoid any problems from these special holiday celebrations.

First, attendance at holiday parties should be voluntary for both practical and legal reasons. From a practical perspective, some employees may simply not want to attend for a host of reasons. From a legal perspective, making attendance voluntary helps protect employers from potential wage claims or worker’s compensation claims.

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In Honor of Our Veterans - 2015

In honor of Veteran's Day, I want to thank all who have or who are currently serving in our military. Recently, I had the opportunity for my first visit to Washington, D.C. Of course, high on my list of things to see and experience had to do with the brave men and women in the armed forces who have served our country. The four pictures below represent sites I was able to see and pay my respects: Tomb of the Unknown Soldier; Korean War Memorial ("Freedom is Not Free"); World War II Memorial (Harry Truman's quote); and the Vietnam War Memorial (over 58,000 names are listed...it is an overwhelming experience to see.)

If you are an employer, the law is very clear on protection for those who served - or serve - and work for you. For your convenience, I am including the link of the details in this article:

https://www.dol.gov/vets/programs/userra/USERRA_Private.pdf

Thank you again for serving. I am very grateful that the life I live is because of your service.

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Is Your Employee Handbook Compliant With the Recent NLRB General Counsel Memorandum?

On March 18, 2015, the General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) issued Memorandum GC 15-04, offering guidance for drafting employee handbook rules so they won’t be deemed unlawful by the NLRB.

This Memorandum is relevant to nearly all private employers – especially to unrepresented (non-union) employees who comprise a large majority of the nation’s workforce – because the NLRB is aggressively policing employee handbooks and other employer policies which it believes has a “chilling effect” on employee rights under the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”). In fact, the mere maintenance of a work rule – even in the absence of enforcement – may violate the NLRA.

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What our clients say...

Kansas Medical Clinic

Michelle Meier
Administrator
Kansas Medical Clinic

"Kristina has built an exceptional company with some of the most proactive professionals I've seen in a long time.

We hired her with a human resources 911 issue and were in much better shape within two weeks! She is also great as a speaker and motivator for your staff."