September 24th, 2018

Snow days. Hurricanes. Icy road conditions. Tornado warnings. Business closures. Power outages.

As a business owner, how often do you think about these types of scenarios and what they mean to your company’s payroll? The answer is probably not often enough– that is, until inclement weather conditions arise.

Many business owners then conclude that “if the business is closed, no one gets paid”. As a premier human resource consulting firm, we tend to hear this from business…

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July 3rd, 2018

You’ve thrown a fun and honorable “Going Away” party and have already started the hiring process for an employee who has decided to leave the company. Then you catch wind that this same employee would like to return to the company. How do you handle the decision to rehire a former employee?

While rehiring is very common with seasonal jobs or in niche industries where the amount of qualified candidates are scarce, rehiring was typically frowned upon years ago;however, times are changing…

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July 3rd, 2018

Every employer maintains a personnel file for each employee that includes pertinent and private information. A personnel file usually contains information about a staff member’s employment history with details about compensation, disciplinary actions, etc. Within each personnel file, there should be two sections – one being a general file and the other being a confidential file.
The Basics
The general personnel file should contain documents related to selection, hiring and employment (e.g.,…

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July 3rd, 2018

Being a small employer may shield you from complying with some hefty laws, but it will not shield you from the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA). The FLSA applies to all employers, regardless of size, but it does have a few exceptions. The focal point of the law is wage and hour standards that affect minimum wage and overtime, employment of minors, and recordkeeping requirements.

Employee Classification
The first step to compliance of the law is accurately classifying your workforce…

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May 31st, 2018

Soak up the sun and enhance your business this summer! Use the sunshine months to incorporate these great marketing strategies into your planning:
Clean House
Spring has sprung but a good old spring cleaning this summer would be great. Use the summer days in the office to clean your workspace or paint a new accent wall. Prepare for success by organizing your files and emails. Take this opportunity to clean and get organized so you can get a jumpstart on the successful future of your…

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