For most managers out there, being the “bad guy” isn’t always easy. Sure, when it comes to disciplining and employee they have no problem. But when it comes to having to terminate an employee, most don’t like that feeling regardless of how rock solid a case you have. Being the “bad guy” comes with the… Continue reading Suck It Up! Sometimes You Have To Be The Bad Guy
Hey, everybody has been talking "New Year's resolutions" so why not! Just kidding...but now is a good time to tackle of a couple of compliance things to make sure you are kicking off the New Year on the right foot. With everything else that comes with the New Year and end-of-year paperwork (like those W2s… Continue reading HR: What Are Your New Year’s Resolutions for 2017?
Its the beginning of the New Year and many companies may be getting ready to produce their employees' annual performance reviews, so I'm sure the topic of whether or not its worth the time has started to come up. There are a lot of different opinions out there as to whether or not companies… Continue reading Performance Review Time – Should You Keep Doing Them?
Effective December 1, a new rule updates the regulations governing which executive, administrative, professional, and highly compensated employees are entitled to the minimum wage and overtime pay protections of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Current Rules The current federal rules provide an exemption from both the minimum wage and overtime pay requirements of… Continue reading New Federal Overtime Rule Effective December 1
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced the inflation-adjusted contribution limits for health savings accounts (HSAs) and health flexible spending arrangements (health FSAs) for tax year 2017. 2017 Contribution Limits The tax year 2017 contribution limits for HSAs and health FSAs are as follows: • HSAs: The annual limitation on deductions for an individual with… Continue reading 2017 HSA and Health FSA Contribution Limits Announced
With Election Day quickly approaching, private sector employers should be aware of their obligations under state law to provide voting leave for their employees. While there is no federal law that requires private sector employers to provide employees with time off from work to vote in a national or state election, numerous states require that… Continue reading Election Day is November 8th–Are Your Employees Entitled to Voting Leave?
It happens all the time: You land a new position and find that there are other open positions that maybe your previous co-workers would be interested in. You tell your new supervisor and, on your recommendation, they give you the “green light” to reach out to them and ask. Nothing wrong with that, right? But… Continue reading Poaching: Is It Just Business or Vengeance?
There are so many different ways that companies are conducting interviews these days that it begs the question: Should there be different steps in the interview process? Some will say the process depends on the size of the company…others will say it depends on the level of the position. But too many times either a… Continue reading As the Interviewer: Stages of the Interview
It’s sad to say…but everyday there is more and more bad news about what is going on around the world. If you’re like me, you are probably trying to avoid watching or reading the news anymore because it is so depressing. I would like to wake up one morning and hear that all of it has… Continue reading Be The Calm In The Storm Around You…
“Culture” is another one of those buzz words going around lately as companies strive to up their game or reinvent themselves. With the changes in the market after the economic crash of 2008 and the new generations entering the workplace now, the new goal is to make your workplace happier, healthier and higher performing….still all… Continue reading Culture: Do You Define It or Does It Create Itself?