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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]