Ask the HR Expert: Employee Engagement and Your Business' Success

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Employee engagement is arguably the single largest indicator of business success. When employees are committed to the organizations they work for and actively seek to advance their employers’ missions, productivity and profitability improve. In...

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ADA Compliance: The Rise of Surf-By Lawsuits

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Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in “places of public accommodation.” For many years, courts and businesses interpreted that phrase to mean physical spaces.


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Why Exit Interviews Are Worth It

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Employers know turnover is bad for business, but they may not realize the extent of the problem. According to Employee Benefit News, companies spend 33 percent of a departing employee’s annual salary to hire a replacement. That same figure – 33...

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Onboarding Sets Interns Up for Success

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Interns and smaller businesses both benefit from well-structured internship programs. Students gain valuable, real-world work experience, while small and mid-sized businesses enjoy affordable workforce support that becomes a talent pipeline for...

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Go Green: 4 Tips for an Eco-Friendly Workplace

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Earth Day provides us the opportunity to take a look at our daily practices in our workspaces to evaluate how we can improve for a better world. And if that isn’t reason enough, research shows eco-friendly businesses may be more attractive to...

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Get Ready for Upcoming FLSA Overtime Changes

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Just last month the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced the proposed changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime rule. The proposed changes include an increase in the overtime salary threshold for white-collar exempt employees to...

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Know Before They Go: How to Ease the Pain of Employee Departures

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Employees are your company’s most important asset. When one of them leaves – whether by their choice or yours – morale, productivity and sometimes even your company culture can be affected.

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Job Titles Alone Don’t Determine Who’s Exempt from Overtime Pay

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Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), “nonexempt” U.S. employees must be paid at least the federal minimum wage and one-and-one-half times their regular rate of pay for any hours they work over 40 in a workweek. Your business is not required...

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FLSA Basics: A Toolkit for Employers

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Minimum wage and overtime pay standards have been around for decades – since the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) of 1938. Besides setting compensation standards, this federal statute regulates the employment of minors and mandates the kinds of...

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2019 HR Compliance Checklist

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For business owners and HR professionals, ensuring HR compliance is a must. With 2019 well underway, it’s time to take inventory of which annual HR compliance to-dos you’ve checked off your list. As always, it’s best to be proactive. Waiting for...

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