Fortunately, for many businesses, they leave the hiring to Human Resources, which may be responsible for designing and creating job descriptions. These professionals have the training and expertise to design job descriptions, which are essential to hiring processes and often used to protect the company when it comes down to legal issues. If you don’t have the luxury of an HR department, learn more about why you need job descriptions and how invaluable they can be to your small company. … Read More >>
In April 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (or DOL) finally put out an FMLA guide dedicated to employers. It was designed to be a companion guide to the 2012 issue that helped employees understand the Family & Medical Leave Act and their rights under it. According to the DOL, this guide is designed to give you essential information about the FMLA, along with your obligations and options for providing leave within the laws. This guide does a few things really well, and a few things not so well. So let’s take a look at the changes and clarifications they’ve issued this year. … Read More >>
2015 is winding down and your year-end to-do list is getting longer and longer and longer. It can be easy to overlook your employee handbook in the midst of all of the other craziness going on. But it’s important that you take a few minutes and read and review it to make sure you aren’t leaving yourself open to legal issues that could cause bigger headaches in the new year.
So let’s take a quick look at what you need to do to update your employee handbook for 2016 and the changes that are coming.
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This is a question that I get asked a lot. Many businesses already have an HR Professional or even an HR Department in-house, so they don’t see or understand the benefits of outsourcing some of their HR tasks onto outsourced professionals. So in this article, I’m going to take a look at a few of the ways that your business can benefit from using outside help to keep your human resources on track.
“Sexual Harassment” and your restaurant’s name are two phrases that you never want to see anywhere together. In this social media age, news like that can spread faster than your PR person can combat it. So it’s important to take steps to help prevent and resolve harassment situations in your restaurant before it gets out of hand and costs you significant amounts of money and your reputation.
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Even though it’s been a bit since Obama’s State of the Union Address in 2014 where he proposed an increase of over 40% for the minimum wage, it’s still a hot-button topic. His push for a living wage at $10.10 has been pushed to a “Fight for $15” that is backed by the Service Employees International Union.
Like most changes, there are people for and against it. So let’s take a look at what the major opinions are regarding the Pros & Cons of raising the federal minimum wage.
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In 2015, the way we work now looks a lot different than it did in the past. Technology has changed how we work, where we work, what we do, and even how we get paid for the work. Some of these changes are exciting while some are just confusing!
So let’s take a look at the facts about work in the 21st Century and what that means for you as an employer. … Read More >>
Happy, healthy, motivated, employees can push your business into a level of success that you could never hope to achieve without their dedication. They keep your company running smoothly and efficiently. They keep your customers happy. And when your customers are happy, they refer other customers to you, and they come back to you again in the future.
So how do you keep your employees satisfied with their job? By giving them what want, of course! So let’s take a lot at what your employees really want from you and how you can give it to them… … Read More >>
In 2016, the Department of Labor’s (DOL) is proposing to raise the current salary limit for exempt employees from $455 a week to $970 a week. Because Congress is the only one that can raise the federal minimum wage, the DOL is effectively circumventing them by increasing the number of employees that are eligible to receive overtime pay.
While most bills that move through government are slow to progress, this one isn’t too complicated, so it’s expected that the DOL will be able to push this one through pretty quickly. Because of this, it’s important that you start assessing the impact to your company now so that you can stay compliant with as little disruption to your day-to-day operations as possible. … Read More >>