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28 11, 2016

Update: New Overtime Rules Temporarily Halted

2016-11-28T14:35:58+00:00

As of November 22, 2016,  a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction that temporarily halts the new overtime regulations from taking effect on December 1, 2016.   What does this mean for Employers?      For right now, the overtime rules will remain the same. Which means that employers do not need to pay overtime [...]

22 09, 2016

Can you withhold wages when an employee quits and they have company property?

2017-04-17T21:07:06+00:00

By: Melanie Geddes An employee suddenly quits. They don’t give any type of notice. They just never show up to work and never provide an explanation or reason for doing so. This type of behavior can have a much more devastating effect on small business than an enterprise organization, but no matter the size of [...]

24 08, 2016

What is with the New Overtime Rules?

2016-11-15T11:08:41+00:00

By: Melonie Geddes Television shows have often romanticized long days and late nights spent finalizing an advertising pitch or preparing legal briefs for the big court case, and the spark of an idea fueled by lack of sleep and a hundred cups of java, that won over the client and landed the big deal.  But [...]

15 07, 2016

Beer Fridge Culture: Is it right for your business?

2016-11-01T15:15:35+00:00

By: Lindsay Coobs Does booze have a place in the workplace? As an HR professional, my immediate thoughts turn to possible legal liabilities and everything else that could potentially go wrong. However, many companies today are embracing the beer fridge culture. From start-ups to major corporations, alcohol consumption at work is slowly making a comeback. [...]

12 06, 2016

Small Business HR- 4 Hot Topics for Employers in the Summer Season

2016-11-01T15:15:35+00:00

It’s just as easy for employers to get swept up in summer fun as it is for everyone else. However, when summer comes there are a few places in particular where employers need to cover their bases. Proper planning and communication with employees can help your small business limit liability and provide a safe and [...]

20 05, 2016

New Overtime Rules: Update for Small Business and Non-Profits

2016-11-15T18:19:30+00:00

The long awaited changes from the Department of Labor (DOL) to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) were issued on May 18, 2016 and will likely have a big impact on business, particularly small businesses and non-profits.  The changes to the FLSA are effective December 1, 2016 giving employers 6 months to make any necessary [...]

17 05, 2016

Hiring Your First Employee – An HR Guide

2016-11-01T15:15:36+00:00

By: Lindsay Coobs Hiring your first employee is a big and important step for your small business. Many business leaders often feel overwhelmed at the prospect of bringing on new staff and do not know where to start. The HR Consultants at Employers Advantage are here to help make hiring employees less daunting. This guide [...]

17 05, 2016

Understanding Workplace Bathroom Rights For Transgender Employees

2016-11-01T15:15:36+00:00

Politics aside, it’s important for employers to understand the regulations surrounding workplace bathroom policies: The Department of Labor’s (DOL) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires that all employers under its jurisdiction provide employees with sanitary and available toilet facilities, so that employees will not suffer the adverse health effects that can result if toilets [...]