5 05, 2017

What is Sexual Harassment?

2017-05-05T16:00:06+00:00

Deanna Arnold, PHR, SHRM-CP of Employers Advantage LLC wrote an article in the April 2017 issue of Lake Norman Woman Magazine on the topic of Sexual Harassment.  This topic is important for both employees and employers to be aware of and be sure that they do what is necessary to prevent and stop Sexual Harassment in the [...]

11 04, 2017

Things To Do Before You Fire An Employee

2017-04-17T17:07:40+00:00

Although terminating an employee isn’t something most managers want to do, sometimes it has to happen. For both new managers and more experienced ones, it’s imperative to cover all of your bases in order to prevent liability to the company, avoid a hit to the rest of the team's morale, prevent customers and clients from [...]

14 03, 2017

HR Spring Cleaning – What You Need to Know

2017-03-14T12:24:24+00:00

By: Lindsay Coobs Just like with Spring house cleaning, your HR and employment related documents need periodic attention and can greatly benefit from Spring cleaning as well. Employers are aware of the importance of creating and maintaining employment records for its employees. However, what is often left out of the conversation is the need to [...]

12 01, 2017

Gambling in the Workplace

2017-01-12T10:21:24+00:00

By: Melanie Geddes With the ‘big game’ right around the corner, followed by March Madness, office betting pools are going to be surging around the workplace. Gamblers wagered an estimated $4 billion on the 2015 Super Bowl and another $3 billion on the NCAA tournament – and spent an unknown amount of work hours on [...]

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 [...]

15 11, 2016

New Overtime Rules Checklist

2016-11-15T17:37:24+00:00

As the  December 1 deadline is just around the corner small business owners have only a few short weeks to get their company in compliance with the new overtime rules.    Here is the checklist for key considerations when determining what steps your small business needs to make to comply with the changes to the [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]