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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Your employees are your biggest asset. When they are awesome – they help your company grow, keep your customers happy, expand your positive reputation, reduce your bottom line, and most importantly – keep your stress level down!
When you accidentally hire the wrong person for your team though, you can suddenly find yourself in a whirlwind of problems, conflicts, daily disruptions, and even legal issues.
So how do you attract those ideal people… let’s take a look. ……… Read More >>
The US Dept of Labor employment projections already demonstrate that demands for labor are outstripping supply. This means that it’s getting harder and harder for companies to attract great talent.
High-quality employees are now in a position to be able to consider more than just money when they choose which company they want to work for.
So are you offering candidates more to consider? ……… Read More >>
A lot of time, effort, and money goes into attracting, interviewing, hiring, onboarding, and training each of your employees. It’s a time-consuming… hair-pulling… teeth-gnashing… stressful process. When it’s over, it’s important to learn how to keep your best employees so you don’t have to do it again. ……… Read More >>