FMLA, ADA, PDA, and Additional Pregnancy Leave

FMLA, ADA, PDA, and Additional Pregnancy Leave

This article is the first in our new ongoing series of HR scenarios by our National HR Client Service Manager, Kim Schaff, SHRM-SCP, PHR. In each of these articles, Kim will walk you through an HR scenario that may be encountered in the real world and break down how this situation should be handled and […]

What is FLSA?

What is FLSA?

FLSA stands for Fair Labor Standards Act. According to the United States Department of Labor, it “establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and child labor standards affecting full-time and part-time workers in the private sector and in Federal, State, and local governments.”   It was originally drafted in 1932 by Senator Hugo Black before a […]

Five Steps to a Better Employee Handbook

Five Steps to a Better Employee Handbook

A company’s employee handbook is something that every employer should have might not feel worthy of much time or attention. At many jobs, it is simply an obligatory part of training or orientation that does little more than inform new employees of company rules and policies. However, it should be much more than that. Instead, […]

Employer Considerations For Pregnant Employees

Employer Considerations For Pregnant Employees

We are currently in the midst of the time of year between July and September when the most babies are born in America, peaking in mid-September with nine of the ten most common birthdays in America falling between September 9th through 20th.   This means that, as an employer, you are more likely than any […]

Why Does Employee Recognition Matter?

Why Does Employee Recognition Matter?

At some level, everyone likes to feel appreciated for what they do. Even if it is a simple “thank you” or acknowledgement of hard work done, it feels good to know other people notice what you’ve done. This is especially true in our professional lives. This is why, as an employer, it’s important for you to […]

Can a PEO Really Save You Money?

As a small business owner, you know how important every dollar your company spends is. You want to make your money count and help you down the path to achieving your entrepreneurial goals. You also know that your time is important, and frequently way too much of it is spent on logistical and administrative details. […]

4 Myths About Overtime Debunked

There are many myths out there about overtime rules, regulations, exemptions, and specifics. However, it is incredibly important that employers do not fall for these inaccurate assumptions, but instead follow overtime rules as they are meant to be followed. According to The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), employers are required to pay non-exempt employees at an […]

The Importance of Employee Benefits in Recruiting

The Importance of Employee Benefits in Recruiting

As an entrepreneur trying to grow your business, it is vital to attract the right top-notch talent that will help you achieve your vision and turn your dreams into a reality. Frequently, though, this is easier said than done. After all, this kind of talent isn’t necessarily common, and typically won’t just come walking in, […]

7 Steps of an Employee Engagement Program

This is the third part in a series, Employee Engagement 101, by guest author Burl Haigwood, a Business Performance Consultant with Evolve Performance Group. In this final part of the series, Burl walks us through Evolve Performance Group’s program to help drive employee engagement so that you can have a better understanding of how to apply […]

Why Businesses Fail

This is the second part in a series, Employee Engagement 101, by guest author Burl Haigwood, a Business Performance Consultant with Evolve Performance Group. Check out the first part on employee engagement vs. disengagement, and watch for the final part on employee engagement programs coming next week!