September – Looming Overtime Changes

September – Looming Overtime Changes

Department of Labor changes in overtime pay loom Changes in the U.S. Department of Labor’s overtime rule and pay rate are on the horizon. The proposed changes include raising the salary level for exemptions for white-collar workers and updating the rate of pay used to...
What Should be in my Employee Handbook?

What Should be in my Employee Handbook?

You are sitting down and have decided to create or update your employee handbook. Then this one question keeps popping into your mind “what should be in my employee handbook?” and the answer you keep coming up with is “I don’t know”. Here are the items to consider: •...
Do I really need an employee handbook?

Do I really need an employee handbook?

This was an interesting question and I am sure you are thinking that from an HR person the answer is “absolutely”. Actually, I would have to say “depends”. I know, wonderful, still not a decisive answer. Let me explain. It depends based on what you want the employee...
Lawsuits – It can happen to you.

Lawsuits – It can happen to you.

Did you know that lawsuits, on average, cost a company $14.8M* annually in legal fees and fines? Not to mention, their reputation can be significantly impacted as a result of media scrutiny in the process. This is not something that you want to leave to chance because...

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