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MAR
16

Do I have to Pay Employees for that?

Depending on the industry, there can be a lot of blurred lines as to what the employer payment obligations are. To help you have a better idea of what these rules and exemptions are, we have compiled several scenarios in which you may or may not have to pay your employees. Keep reading to learn more and don't forget to check your state laws to ensure you're within their guidelines.

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MAR
02

Full-Time vs. Part-Time: What You Need to Know

Laws are constantly changing and sometimes it's hard to keep up. Many employers have questions regarding full-time vs. part-time positions and what flexibility they have with making decisions about benefits, overtime pay, and other such issues. That's why we want to answer employers' most frequently asked questions regarding full-time versus part-time employees!
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FEB
21

New FLSA Overtime Exemptions in Effect

The U.S. Department of Labor has released their final FLSA overtime rule and it went into effect January 1, 2020. What does this mean for you? It's time for you to make sure you are aware and complying with this new overtime ruling to avoid repercussions. We will discuss what this ruling means for you and some options for your company going forward.
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FEB
07

Handbooks: Have You Updated Yours?

If you're an employer, you have likely given a new employee a handbook, requested them to read it, had them sign it, and then filed the signed document away. However, when is the last time you read the handbook yourself? If you can't remember, then it probably means it's time to update it. Why should you update your handbook if you abide by the same policies? While you may have a set of standards and rules set in your mind, the government is constantly changing the rules and regulations for employees and employers alike.

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JAN
23

Don’t Forget: OSHA 300A Form Deadline Coming Soon

Being a business owner requires a great deal of time, dedication, and multi-tasking as you probably know. You may find yourself having to scramble to meet deadlines, but you don't want to get behind when it comes to the OSHA 300A form. Many people seem to be confused as to what is required of them, if they need to fill out this form, and the consequences of failure to post this form. We've found some of the most popular questions regarding 300A forms and answered them for you!

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JAN
06

How to Avoid Ghosting in the Workplace

Within the workforce, it's typically understood that you should inform the necessary people if you won't be attending a meeting, or if you are intending to leave the organization. It's generally a rule of thumb to give at least two weeks' notice when exiting a position. However, times are changing, and some individuals prefer to use the method referred to as "ghosting" to leave behind their former obligations.


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DEC
26

Developing High-Potential Employees

Whatever your industry is – it's likely you're constantly growing and expanding. With the increased need for computer skills, industry-specific knowledge, and best business practices, it's important for your employees to stay at the top of their game. Stagnancy isn't valued in the workplace, and employers are on the lookout for employees that have an extra set of skills – also known as high-potential employees. If such employees aren't recognized and cultivated, they're more likely to leave the company without notice, also known as ghosting– and that's the last thing any employer wants to see!

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DEC
12

Avoid HR Holiday Nightmares

The holiday season often brings a mix of emotions for many people. Some are overjoyed with the season and find it a perfect time to discuss their faith, while others feel less enthralled with this time of year and prefer to keep quiet. Some of the most popular holidays celebrated in December include:

  • Hanukkah
  • Christmas
  • Boxing Day
  • Kwanzaa
Here are 5 tips for avoiding an HR nightmare this holiday season!

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NOV
26

Transforming Your Performance Reviews into Goal Setting

It's the most wonderful time of the year – reviews! As we rapidly approach the end of the year, companies and employees are prepping for reviews and there has been a shift as to what these reviews should look like. Should they be full of criticism and explaining everything that needs to be done better? Or should it be focused on goal setting? Most anyone would tell you that they rather be talked with than talked to, and goal setting is a healthy way to open up conversation for what can be done better, what has been done well, and what should be done moving forward.

First of all, the performance review should not be a surprise attack on the employee of things they did wrong. Typically, the review shouldn't be the first time the employee is hearing these critiques. It should rather be a check-in of something that has already been discussed before. However, the ultimate goal of this performance review is to set clear, achievable, and measurable goals for the employee. According to studies, 83% of the population doesn't have/make goals. Goals lead to increased motivation and intentionally laying out goals is beneficial to the productivity of your employee and company.

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NOV
20

Grateful: 5 Ways to Show Employee Appreciation

It's often easy to be consumed by the everyday tasks that come with running a company. However, do you take time to appreciate your employees? According to Gallup, 51% of employees are looking for a new job. Gallup also states that the primary reason employees leave their job is lack of recognition. If you want to keep turnover low and good employees around, it's time to step it up when it comes to employee appreciation. Often, bonuses and gifts aren't necessarily the "recognition" people want. Yes, it's certainly nice to receive a monetary pat on the back, but your employees ultimately just want some form of recognition for their hard work. Here are 5 ways to make employees feel appreciated without breaking the bank.


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