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Religious Accommodations: Sincerely Held Religious Beliefs

Religious Accommodations

Religious Accommodations: Sincerely Held Religious Beliefs Employers typically should assume that a request for religious accommodation is based on a sincerely held religious belief. However, suppose the employer has a valid and objective reason to request more information from an employee or doubt a request’s validity. In that case, they may ask additional questions tailored…

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KID Tax Clearance and Digital Fingerprinting for New Producer Licenses

KID Tax Clearance and Digital Fingerprinting for New Producer Licenses The Kansas Insurance Department’s Producer Licensing division is undergoing many changes to streamline the licensing process, making it easier and quicker. The transition to NIPR on January 1, 2022, is an important part of that process. There are several other changes KID is making in…

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KAIA Partners with CareerPlug

KAIA Partners with CareerPlug Finding and hiring the right staff to maintain and grow your business is an important key to your success, and likely your biggest challenge. KAIA is now partnered with CareerPlug, our recruiting software of choice, to support all KAIA members in hiring. CareerPlug provides an easy-to-use system that automates many of…

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Post-Pandemic Job Description Review

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Post-Pandemic Job Description Review Job descriptions affect multiple aspects of employment. An effective job description should accurately reflect the essential duties and responsibilities of an employee’s position. For many employees, job duties have fluctuated as a result of the pandemic. Employees have cross-trained and absorbed additional duties when co-workers were out of the office due…

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New OSHA Guidance for COVID-19

New OSHA Guidance for COVID-19 In response to the updated guidance released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”), which explains that fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing masks or physically distancing, except in limited situations, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) released updated guidance on mitigating and preventing the…

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If Not Now, Then When?

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If Not Now, Then When? While many of us are sheltering in place due to he outbreak of the novel Coronavirus, we can still perform many valuable services – thanks to the availability of technology solutions that allow us to serve regardless of where we are physically located.  Surely this will change the definition of…

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Top 3 Tools to Manage Remote Workers

Top 3 Tools to Manage Remote Workers Today’s employees use Zoom, Skype, Jabber, FaceTime, GoToMeeting, and chat in Google Hangouts and Webex. When they’re not videoconferencing, they’re emailing, collaborating in Microsoft Teams, and instant chatting on Slack. They’ve already got the tech tools they need to make it easy and convenient to work remotely, but…

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Will You Be Welcoming a New Employee?

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Will You Be Welcoming a New Employee? Compared to 2019, new hiring looks very different. Still, new employees are joining agencies every day. New Level Partners connected with hiring managers and new hires to learn what’s different about the onboarding process. Many things have changed, especially when agencies’ employees are working from home or a…

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OK Boomers, Slackers, Karens, Unicorns, and Snowflakes: Can’t We All Get Along?

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OK Boomers, Slackers, Karens, Unicorns, and Snowflakes: Can’t We All Get Along? With four primary generations now coexisting in the workplace, it’s not surprising that a few generational feuds are brewing and bubbling. Boomers (born roughly between 1946-1964) mock millennials (1977-1997) for expecting participation trophies and being like Peter Pan (never wanting to grow up),…

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Key Considerations for Re-opening Your Agency

Key Considerations for Re-opening Your Agency Join us on Wednesday, May 6 at 9:30 a.m. for a webinar to learn more about the key considerations for safely re-opening your agency. We will be joined by John and Kristina Dietrick from the Law Offices of John R. Dietrick, P.A. and HR Partners to answer your questions…

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