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Employee Telecommuting Guidelines
Employee Telecommuting Guidelines

With challenges in hiring in our smaller communities, employers may look for creative ways to recruit or retain workers, especially those with specific skills that are more difficult to fill. One option they may consider is allowing an employee to work from a remote location; perhaps in another Alaskan city, or even another state. This type of arrangement is referred…

Legal Interview Questions
Legal Interview Questions

When conducting interviews with potential job candidates, it is important to know how to conduct lawful interviews and avoid questions that may be considered discriminatory. Laws that pertain to interview questions include: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (race, color, religion, national origin, sex) Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Immigration Reform…

Clear Communications Throughout Employment – Part 4: Transition and Exit
Clear Communications Throughout Employment – Part 4: Transition and Exit

Throughout the employment lifecycle, clear communication with employees is crucial for strong business operations and employer/employee relationships. This is the fourth of a series of articles that focus on four key periods of employment: Recruitment and Hiring, Orientation and Onboarding, Retention and Development, and Transition and Exit. I encourage employers to analyze their communication strategies for each key period and…

Protect Your Organization When Renting Facilities to Third Parties
Protect Your Organization When Renting Facilities to Third Parties

APEI members frequently allow unaffiliated groups to use of their municipal or school district facilities for events or gatherings.  These events include things like seminars, receptions, sporting events, or concerts. To protect both the facility user and the facility owner from claims made by guests who may be injured attending these events, APEI has made a short-time liability policy available…