7 must-haves for your employee handbook

first_img 15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr An employee handbook is a vital part of your business, but it can also be overwhelming to develop when you consider all of the information that should be included.An employee handbook sets the tone for your new hires and can (should) be a valuable resource for existing employees to go to review policies and find pertinent information that they may have forgotten, such as your FMLA policy or disability benefits. Further, some federal, state, and local laws require you to inform employees in writing about certain policies, so you should familiarize yourself with those requirements by visiting the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).Whether you are starting your first employee handbook, or you are revamping your existing handbook, take a look at a few of the must-haves to make sure you have a complete handbook that will protect you legally and give your employees a thorough understanding of your company and the expectations you have for them. continue reading »last_img read more

Roberson expects to maintain aggressiveness after 19-point, 10-rebound performance

first_imgWhile Tyler Roberson continues to assert himself on the offensive end, there’s one part of his game he’s still hesitant to use — his midrange jumper.But for the Syracuse sophomore forward, there’s a simple adjustment to make when those shots don’t fall.“I took it a few times today and it didn’t go in,” Roberson said. “Once I knew it wasn’t really going in, I just looked to attack.”It paid off, as Roberson set a career-high in scoring with 19 points while grabbing 10 rebounds to help the Orange (16-9, 7-5 Atlantic Coast) keep pace with No. 4 Duke (22-3, 9-3) before ultimately losing, 80-72, on Saturday in the Carrier Dome.Roberson’s role in the SU frontcourt has evolved throughout the season as a result of injuries to DaJuan Coleman and Chris McCullough. Though his production hasn’t been totally consistent, his aggression on the offensive end is on an upward spike.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“When I was attacking, good things were happening,” Roberson said, “so I just kept going to it and it was working out for me.”Michael Gbinije was blanketed. Trevor Cooney was face-guarded. Rakeem Christmas had the attention of Duke’s biggest defender, Jahlil Okafor.The combination created plenty of space for Roberson to supply Syracuse’s frontcourt with plenty of production.“They’re leaving him,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said, “and he’s got to take the ball to the basket when he can and he did it. He had a tremendous game.”After scoring SU’s first points with a layup, Roberson took a dump-off pass from Christmas underneath the basket and threw down a dunk to put the Orange up 14-8. He then added a late floater from the block to head into halftime as SU’s second-leading scorer.Roberson took a feed from Gbinije to flush another dunk, and four minutes later cleaned up his own missed floater with an aggressive chase after the rebound and a power dribble to clear space before putting it back in.Roberson added two more layups — including an and-one, drawing a fourth foul on Okafor — and tacked on some free throws. His 10 points and his six rebounds, including four off SU misses, led Syracuse in the second half.Although his 19 points were more than he had scored in his previous three games combined, his career night wasn’t enough to upend the Blue Devils.But it was another step in the right direction as Roberson continues to pick his spots to be effective.“(He’s) just finishing better, getting open and just going after loose balls,” Gbinije said. “He did a good job of getting some second chances for us. We need them down there.” Comments Published on February 16, 2015 at 12:17 am Contact Phil: [email protected] | @PhilDAbb Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Brazil 2014: Joachim Loew Urges Players to Stay Focused

first_imgDespite winning 4-0 over Portugal in their first match, Germany coach Joachim Loew said the players have to be very careful and pay attention referring to what happened in the 2008 Euro and 2010 FIFA World Cup when they won the first match and lost the second. Germany play  play Ghana in a Group G.Germany coach Joachim Loew has urged his side to stay focused and avoid surprises when they face Ghana in Group G of the FIFA World Cup here Saturday.Despite winning 4-0 over Portugal in their first match, Loew said the players have to be very careful and pay attention referring to what happened in 2008 Euro and 2010 World Cup when they won the first match and lost the second.The 54-year-old also compared the situation to what happened to Italy, who won their first match against England 2-1 and then lost 0-1 to Costa Rica.Loew praised Ghana’s fit players, saying that they are strong and likely to strike. On the other hand, he said that defender Mats Hummels may not play as he is not 100 percent fit. Hummels suffered a bruise during Portugal’s match.Germany take on Ghana at the Estadio Castelao.Despite winning 4-0 over Portugal in their first match, Germany coach Joachim Loew said the players have to be very careful and pay attention referring to what happened in the 2008 Euro and 2010 FIFA World Cup when they won the first match and lost the second. Germany play  play Ghana in a Group G.last_img read more

Voter satisfaction in California slips in new Field poll

first_imgSACRAMENTO – Six months ago, voters had their brightest outlook on California’s future in the past six years. That didn’t last long. A Field poll released Friday shows that voters now are evenly split over whether the state is headed in the right direction – an attitude fueled by growing frustration over what they believe is failed U.S. immigration policies and poorly performing schools. “People are dissatisfied with the whole state of the country and that affects their opinions toward California,” said Jack Pitney, a political science professor at Claremont McKenna College. The poll indicated that among those who have a dim view of California’s future, the largest proportion – 21percent – cited immigration issues, complaining that the border is not being properly controlled. Of voters expressing optimism, the largest percentage – again 21percent – cited their confidence in Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s leadership. The poll showed that 42percent of voters thought the state was headed in the right direction and 42percent said it was going in the wrong direction. A survey in March showed that 52percent believed the state was moving in the right direction with 38percent disagreeing. That was the most positive overall assessment since December 2001, prior to the state’s energy crisis and gubernatorial recall. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more