How to use the HR Mentor Guides:
The hr guides area contains all the available HR Mentor
documentation. Navigate by section to the topic you need and view
What are hr forms?
Contact us if you are faced with an issue that needs our professional
They are professionally designed sample policies, letters and
documents to insure that you: gather the correct information,
convey the necessary facts or document the appropriate facts.
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How we have helped others:
1. The client has an employee requesting
maternity leave. They are unsure about
their obligations both during the leave and when the employee is ready to
return to work.
HR Mentor Advisor first determines whether or not the client is covered by the
Family and Medical Leave Act, what policies they currently have in writing and
what they have done for any other medical leaves in the past whether paid or
Advisor then discusses the applicable federal and state laws regarding
medical/maternity leaves and insures that the client understands its
obligations under these laws. At the
same time the client is directed to the Human Resource Guide for the
appropriate hr forms for the notification of eligibility, initiation and conclusion
of the medical leave.
2. The client has an employee who has been a
poor performer for some time and whose manager wants to terminate his
HR Mentor Advisor determines what has been said, done and documented up to this
point by both the employee and management.
It is also determined what the clients past practices have been and if
there are any outstanding issues, (i.e. is there an open EEO charge; could this
be perceived as retaliation based on any public policy issues, etc.?) At the end of this discovery process the
Advisor recommends that the client to read through the Corrective Action
Chapter in the Human Resource Guide, discusses next steps and helps determine
what information to use to complete the Corrective Action forms.
3. The client has an employee who has filed
a Discrimination Charge with the state human rights agency.
HR Mentor Advisor instructs the client to compile the documents and research
the past practices, as this will be needed to respond to the human rights
agency. The Advisor then drafts a
response to the charge, reviews the documentation and the research of past
practice and recommends the client contact their labor attorney. This service reduces the legal charges for
responding to the agency.
4. The client is concerned the salary being
paid to an employee is inappropriate.
The HR Mentor
Advisor conducts a market survey and advises the client of a reasonable salary
range for this job in the appropriate markets.
Typical HR Mentor Questions
What laws apply to me with an employee
population of 10, 15, 20, 50, 100?
If all my employees are salaried why are
some of them asking about overtime?
There is an employee whose performance is
very poor and Ive just decided to fire him.
Is there anything in particular I need to do first?
Do I have to include any particular
language in a COBRA notice and how long do I have to give the former employee
How much vacation time do other companies
in my industry typically give?
How much should I be paying a machine
Operator, Admin. Asst., Quality Manager, etc.
Can I require all my employees to speak
English? Can I forbid employees to
speak any language but English?
A former employee has filed for
Unemployment Compensation? What do I do?
How do I pay employees for travel time?
My company is now required to follow the
Drug Free Workplace Act. What do I need
I need to hire an additional employee,
can you write a newspaper ad for me?
An employee just asked for a leave of
absence, how do I handle it?
An employee just broke one of our rules,
what should we do?
What posters do we need to display?
How can I get my employees to understand
and obey our policies and procedures?