A lot of employers choose to pay employees on a salaried basis. It’s easier on you to estimate your payroll costs from month to month, and your employees love the stability it gives them too. So it seems like it’s a win-win on both sides… right?
However, I usually see problems when employers pay their team on a non-exempt salary basis. Typically they offer this arrangement because they think that they won’t have to worry as much about tracking hours, and that’s where the legal issues begin. … Read More >>
Some employers swear by using contractors in their company. I’ve met several companies that have almost their entire workforce built up around using “1099 employees” to deliver services to their customers. They having a staff, without the administrative overhead and legal obligations having a staff inherently brings.
The problem lies in the fact that 1099 employees don’t exist! I’m sure you’re wondering what I mean by that, so let me explain. … Read More >>
I remember when I was in school and I encountered a bully for the first time. I was on the playground and saw them picking on another kid and the poor child was in tears. I got in the middle of it and helped the kid being picked on and I stayed friends with him for years after that. Fast-forward a few years, and now I help business owners and HR managers that feel like they are spending more time as a referee than they do at their jobs because of cyber harassment in the workplace. … Read More >>
Historically speaking, the typical workplace has consisted of three main age groups – the Old Timers, the Youngsters, and the people stuck in between them. Today though, that mix has gotten a lot more complicated. For the first time ever, it is commonplace to find 5 generations working side by side.
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When it comes to gender discrimination, it’s important to understand all of the implications of the law so you can keep your company legal and your employees happy.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 makes it illegal for an employer to discriminate against employees or applicants because of their sex in hiring, firing, and other terms and conditions of employment, such as promotions, raises, and other job opportunities.
But did you realize that if you require a female employee to dress in “girly” clothes, that you could be guilty of gender discrimination? Let’s take a look at what that means… … Read More >>