Category Archives: Human Resources

Grounds for Termination – What You Need to Know

The decision to fire an employee is rarely an easy one. Above all, you must be sure that you have sufficient grounds for termination. If you don’t have justifiable and legal reasons for firing an employee, the worker can go to court and charge the company with wrongful discharge or discrimination. With a growing number … Continue reading Grounds for Termination – What You Need to Know

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10 Easy Things to Build Employee Engagement

What are the benefits of building an engaged workforce? There are many benefits of building an engaged workforce. Compared to unengaged employees, engaged employees tend to: Be more productive; Stay with the company longer; Help improve customer satisfaction; Help boost the bottom line. What are the consequences of having an unengaged workforce? Unengaged employees are … Continue reading 10 Easy Things to Build Employee Engagement

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Avoiding Off-the-Clock Work

Employers have a legal obligation to pay nonexempt employees for all hours worked. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is the federal statute that regulates wage and hour law. Some states have more stringent wage and hour laws than the FLSA. The FLSA: Requires payment of the federal minimum wage; and Guarantees compensation for all … Continue reading Avoiding Off-the-Clock Work

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FMLA Questions as an Employer

As an employer, it is important to know where your company stands in regards to FMLA policy’s/procedures. Ask yourself these questions: Do you have a medical leave of absence policy? If you have an employee handbook or other benefit book, does it contain your medical leave of absence policy and the FMLA General Notice? Is … Continue reading FMLA Questions as an Employer

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5 Steps to the Hiring Process

Employees are your company’s greatest asset – they’re your competitive advantage.  You want to attract and retain the best, provide them with encouragement, stimulus, and make them feel that they are an integral part of your company’s mission. Making the right hire, at the right time, can potentially save you $5,000 per new employee. Experts … Continue reading 5 Steps to the Hiring Process

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Job Descriptions – Why they are important

Why as an Employer I Should Re-evaluate my Job Descriptions, Right Now. While there is no state or federal law requiring a job description, they serve as a tool to protect employers. Without a job description, employers can leave themselves open for legal repercussions in the event of having to terminate someone unable to perform … Continue reading Job Descriptions – Why they are important

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PEO and ASO: What Are They and Are They Right For You?

What is a PEO? According to Wikipedia the definition of a PEO is a professional employer organization (PEO) and is a firm that provides a service under which an employer can outsource employee management tasks, such as employee benefits, payroll and workers’ compensation, recruiting, risk/safety management, and training and development. There are a lot of options out there when it … Continue reading PEO and ASO: What Are They and Are They Right For You?

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3 EFFECTIVE STRATEGY TOOLS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

3 Effective Strategy Tools for Small Businesses Many small business owners struggle to find enough time to manage the day-to-day demands of running a business – and delivering value for your customers is likely why you created you business in the first place, so it should be a top priority. Yet many small businesses don’t … Continue reading 3 EFFECTIVE STRATEGY TOOLS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

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Daily Legislative Update Affecting Workers Comp.

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION IN SPECIAL SESSION The Call for a Special Session to begin on May 19 was issued yesterday and it did include a workers’ compensation issue. The State Chamber/AIA Executive Committee met this morning and voted unanimously to continue our long-standing position, which is claims should be stopped going into the Death and Permanent … Continue reading Daily Legislative Update Affecting Workers Comp.

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