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Little Amendments Bring Big Good Changes for Employers

With the simple addition of a few sentences and the stroke of a pen, the NM legislature has made an amendment to the Workers Compensation, in Senate Bill 155 that clarifies workers’ rights and responsibilities when it comes to workplace injuries and disability.

This is for you, my New Mexico Colleagues—if you employ 3 or […]

By |April 6th, 2017|HR|0 Comments

Resiliency During Tough Times

Frequently I receive a newsletter that catches my eye, I read it, learn and move on.  Yesterdays I received HRE-Online the leading article HR Leadership by Susan R Meisinger.  A ‘Super’ Lesson on Resiliency

Several of my colleagues, as well as myself, have or are experiencing some tough times and Susan’s message resonated with me.  […]

By |February 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Joys of Job Descriptions

According to D. Albert Brannen, managing law partner for Fisher & Phillips, the process of crafting job descriptions is much more than a nuisance chore. In fact, the right job description can not only invite you to think about the structure and needs of your own organization, it can also prevent practical and legal […]

By |January 23rd, 2017|HR|0 Comments

Keeping on the Safe Side of the New I-9

The standard I-9 form, which defines a prospective employee’s citizenship status and is a required part of any employee hiring process, will be undergoing a change on Jan 22, 2017. The new version of the form (marked 11/14/2016) will completely replace the old form (marked 03/08/13), and the old form will no longer be […]

By |January 23rd, 2017|HR|0 Comments

Overtime Rule in Timeout: What to Do Now?

A lot of companies are (quite sensibly) concerned about the Department of Labor’s change to the federal overtime rule, which would have changed the Fair Labor Standards Act on December 1. The overtime rule has been temporarily blocked, but what do you need to know?

Right now, salaried employees who make more than $23,660 annually […]

By |November 29th, 2016|HR|0 Comments

Employee Management & the True Costs of a Bad Boss

Employee management! One of the worse things that can happen to you as a business owner who needs employees to function properly is a high attrition rate. The last thing you want do is train new employees. It’s tempting, in that instance to blame the workforce “those millennials!”, but you might want to turn […]

By |August 3rd, 2016|Analysis, HR|0 Comments

Should Your Next Hire be an Employee or Contractor?

Hire a Contractor or an Employee?  

In our role as human resource advisor to small and medium size businesses, we are frequently asked to develop their staffing plan. Our first question is always, “Are you interested in employees or contractors?” Many choose contractors with the assumption that employees and all the regulations that go […]

By |July 24th, 2015|Analysis, HR|1 Comment

Preparing for Your Worst Business Nightmare

Emergency/ Business Disaster Planning Can Reduce Time and Expense to Recover 

Working out of your home or in an office, this article is for you. Small business owners invest a tremendous amount of time, money and resources to make their businesses successful, yet, many owners fail to properly plan and prepare for disaster situations. Major disasters, […]

By |June 26th, 2015|Business Advice, Strategy, Uncategorized|0 Comments