Marta Moakley

About Marta Moakley

I am the legal editor for the training and development, employee retention, performance appraisals, promotions, employee communications, managing employees in special situations, employee discipline, and recordkeeping and minimising liability content in the employee management section of XpertHR US. Prior to joining XpertHR, I worked as an assistant attorney general with the Florida Attorney General's Office, and as an Equal Opportunity Specialist for the US Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights. I also served as a law clerk to the Hon. Paul C Huck, Senior US District Judge for the Southern District of Florida.

Email : marta.moakley@xperthr.com

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Reduce Workplace Absenteeism With Five Simple Steps

Summer not only brings days of sun and fun – it can also exacerbate an issue that plagues workplaces far and wide: chronic absenteeism. Employees may search for ways to beat the traffic to summer destinations such as music festivals,… continue

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Succession Planning: How Deep Is Your Bench?

Championship contenders know one thing well:  each and every team player must be ready, willing and able to step up to the challenge if a team member should be unable to perform. Having backups that are ready to step in… continue

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Your Key Performance Appraisals Questions Answered

Last week’s spirited XpertHR webinar on performance appraisals tackled legal requirements and best practices for private and public employers. Although the great majority of employers are not required by law to conduct performance appraisals, it is generally in an employer’s… continue

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Performance Appraisals’ Changing Requirements

Performance reviews can be a challenging topic for employers. With every legislative session, administrative rulemaking or local council meeting comes the potential for new legal requirements affecting an employer’s performance management process. At a minimum, an employer must be aware… continue

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Labor and employment law posters: US state and local requirements

Every state and the District of Columbia require that employers post certain information regarding employee rights in a conspicuous manner, and in a place accessible to and frequented by employees (and, in some cases, applicants or the public). These requirements… continue

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Continuing the Chatter: US Workplace Bullying and Retaliation

On February 19, my colleague Beth Zoller and I had the amazing opportunity to chat with @WeKnowNext during #Nextchat. As always, HR wisdom spread over the Twitterverse at breakneck speed.
Indulge me as I continue to expound upon certain themes… continue

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Employee stock ownership plans: Pros and cons for engaging employees

Competitive benefit packages can serve as an excellent recruiting and retention tool, but did you know they can also be used to increase productivity? Certain retirement benefit plans may incentivize employees into becoming more efficient by granting them a stake… continue

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Keeping secrets secret in a mobile workplace

Businesses are always seeking an edge in their particular industries, whether targeting a local US market or seeking additional global market share. Part of getting an edge may include offering applicants or employees a menu of workplace flexibility options to… continue

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Work-life balance: workplace flexibility is trending in the US

Workplace flexibility has been a trending US topic this year, including at the government level (municipalities adopting workplace flexibility ordinances), at the employer level (businesses undertaking initiatives to raise awareness regarding workplace flexibility options) and at the employee level (stressed… continue

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Top 5 Tips on Retaining Top Performers

Employers, whether in the US or elsewhere, should strive to retain top performers. Doing so:

Improves production continuity;
Increases institutional memory; and
Reduces costs.

However, retaining top talent isn’t as easy in a competitive marketplace or in uncertain economic times.… continue

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