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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February 28th, 2018

Employee Handbooks are one of the most common tools an employer possesses, yet, it is also one of the most undervalued business tools. Unfortunately, many employers miss the mark on the purpose of an Employee Handbook because of a one-size-fits-all approach, not making appropriate revisions, or even properly distributing the book. The content, how it is used, and where it is accessed are all equally important.
Content. The internet is a powerful tool, but do not be fooled by everything you…

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August 7th, 2017

Whether you are cultivating succession a plan or you just want to see your employees reach their full potential, it is important for you to understand that as a leader, the true measure of your success is how well you can grow others. Each person is unique and people are typically motivated by different tactics, but here are three surefire ways to help your employees reach their full potential:
1. Identify and praise them for their strengths.Words are very powerful. Just telling someone they…

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August 7th, 2017

1. You’re looking for a new job.This seems obvious but most of us have a few trusted work friends and we tend to share everything with them. You may not follow this rule completely but just remember, if someone lets the cat out of the bag, your boss may catch wind and you may be pushed out of the door sooner than you think (or want).
2. You have a part-time job, start-up business or side hustle.If you are moonlighting as a waiter to save money or you’re finally starting your dream…

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June 14th, 2017

Introduce a New Process
It is easy to complain about problems in the workplace. Your boss can even confide in you about upcoming issues before the next Executive Board Meeting or how a new project will tax your department. Take this intel and run with it! You can create a new process or offer a solution to pending issues within your company. Start by doing research and creating a small proposal to present to your boss. You don’t want to go too far into the project but think of questions…

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