Last year, Jean L. Seawright, human resources and compliance expert, contributed columns to Nursery Management magazine. Seawright, president of Seawright & Associates, a management consulting firm located in Winter Park, Fla., tackled The U.S. Department of Labor's new I-9 form, paid leave policies, and more in her columns. Below is a list of all the articles Seawright wrote in 2017, collected for your convenience. Look for more tips from "The Human Resource" in 2018.
The proliferation of paid leave
As requirements for paid sick/medical and family leave become more complex, growers must carefully create leave policies that are both legal and suitable for their operations.
How to establish a consistent company culture
Once you’ve formed your desired core values, follow-through at all levels is essential.
13 tips for better I-9 compliance
New form I-9 and higher immigration penalties raise stakes for employers.
New administration, new day for businesses
What the horticulture industry can expect from the Trump presidency.
Weed at work
New marijuana laws raise vexing questions for employers.
Jean Seawright is president of Seawright & Associates, a management consulting firm located in Winter Park, Florida. Since 1987, she has provided human resource management and compliance advice* to employers across the country. She also consults with employer-members of trade associations, including, among others, The Garden Center Group. She can be contacted at 407-645-2433 or email@example.com. (*The information in this article is not legal advice. For legal advice, readers should consult with an attorney.)