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Raquel DeSouza

Raquel DeSouza is the Marketing and Communication Specialist at EE, Inc.
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5 Tips for Temps from a Senior Recruiter

Posted by Raquel DeSouza on Jan 16, 2017 1:49:54 PM

For our third blog of “Workplace Reality with Raquel,” I chatted with Gwendolyn Drain, TSC, CSP to find out what advice she has for job seeking temporary workers.

A typical day for Drain is a whirlwind of screening resumes, interviewing candidates and helping people find their next career move. As Temporary Solutions, Inc.’s Senior Staffing Specialist and a recruiter in the D.C.-metro area since 2003, she is tuned in to all things temporary staffing.

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Topics: Recruiting, Blogs, Job Seekers, Original Content, resumes

5 companies who have paid fines for I-9 violations

Posted by Raquel DeSouza on Dec 30, 2016 10:01:51 AM

 

The New Smart I-9 form will be effective January 21, but the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will still conduct audits on the old I-9s. Over the past few years, these audits have increased from 250 in 2007 to more than 3,000 in 2012. The total cost of the 2012 fines totaled $13 million.

The ICE slaps fines for I-9 violations ranging from $110-$1,100, depending on the degree of the offense and if it’s the first, second or third offense. Read here for a more detailed outline of how fines are issued and I-9 compliance is regulated. Also criminal violations can be up to six months in prison and up to $3,000 for each unauthorized alien, according to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

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Topics: Blogs, Human Resources, Original Content, I-9, real estate

8 New Smart I-9 Form FAQs

Posted by Raquel DeSouza on Dec 30, 2016 9:37:26 AM

The New Smart I-9 form will help eliminate errors in the completion of the I- forms. Read below to learn the requirements expected from employers and employees.

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Topics: Blogs, Human Resources, Original Content

How does payroll outsourcing work?

Posted by Raquel DeSouza on Dec 19, 2016 1:52:58 PM

 

You might be classifying your real estate team as independent contractors for various reasons. But whether the misclassification is intentional or unintentional, it can be a costly liability. It can even lead your company to bankruptcy

Read below to learn how oustourcing Real Estate pay rolling can help alleviate the confusion, liability and costly burden of managing Real Estate teams.

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Topics: Employees, Pay-rolling, employer of record

5 companies that have faced massive misclassification hits

Posted by Raquel DeSouza on Dec 19, 2016 1:52:56 PM

Classifying real estate agents as independent contractors means that the employer steers clear of many obligations.

These include not being required to give their workers employee benefits, minimum wages and overtime pay. But the murkiness of agents' legal status has been debated at the courts time and time again. For now, real estate corporations still don't have a final and clear law or court ruling to go by. 

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Topics: Blogs, Benefits, Original Content, Pay-rolling

7 regulations that change your employee handbook

Posted by Raquel DeSouza on Dec 1, 2016 9:07:55 AM

In the past two years alone there have been 19 additions or changes to employee handbook regulations.

That’s a lot to keep up with, but of course it’s not feasible to update your handbook every single time a new rule goes into effect. So what to do? Don't let this task slip by unattended. 

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Topics: Blogs, Human Resources, Employees, Original Content

5 ways to reinvent your employee handbook

Posted by Raquel DeSouza on Dec 1, 2016 9:07:02 AM

An employee handbook is a must for every office. And no matter what your company decides to include in yours, it’s meant to be a go-to resource for employees.

Of course you know this, but does your handbook actually achieve its purpose or is it collecting dust in desk drawers? According to a study from GuideSpark, 43 percent of Millennials don’t read most of their employee handbook and 11 percent of them don’t even bother opening it.

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Topics: Blogs, Human Resources, Employees, Original Content

5 surprising job interview tips

Posted by Raquel DeSouza on Nov 21, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Welcome to our first blog of our series “Workplace Reality with Raquel”! I’ll be sharing my personal experience and also getting insight from a variety of professional and experts, all in the hope that you learn something new about navigating the workplace.

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Topics: Blogs, Job Seekers, Original Content, Interviews

Will the FLSA Overtime Rule go into effect on December 1?

Posted by Raquel DeSouza on Oct 19, 2016 9:39:45 AM

Since the Department of Labor, DOL, announced the Overtime Final Rule on May 18 of this year, it’s faced an uphill political and legal battle.

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Topics: Blogs, Human Resources, FLSA, Legal, Original Content

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