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15 04, 2018

HR Q and A: Corrective Action for an Employee with Medical Issues?

2018-04-16T22:23:59+00:00

Question from a business owner with a chronically ill employee: We're in a difficult situation with an employee. She was suspected of substance issues because of some erratic behavior, but then she recently told us that she has been diagnosed with MS. By itself, MS can explain some of the behavior and even forgetfulness, etc. [...]

HR Q and A: Corrective Action for an Employee with Medical Issues? 2018-04-16T22:23:59+00:00
2 04, 2018

8 Benefits You Can Adopt to Attract and Keep the Best Employees

2018-04-04T13:19:30+00:00

It does not matter if you are running a startup or a decades-old corporation. The benefits and perks included in your compensation package can sway potential employees toward saying "yes" to the job. Glassdoor’s 2015 Employment Confidence Survey revealed that benefits are a major factor in a future employee choosing your company. Further, 80 percent of employees would prefer [...]

8 Benefits You Can Adopt to Attract and Keep the Best Employees 2018-04-04T13:19:30+00:00
20 03, 2018

HR Q and A: Are Sales Reps 1099 Contractors?

2018-04-16T22:29:48+00:00

Question from a Business Coach, about how to classify new Sales Reps: I want to create some Sales Rep roles. My initial thought was I'd issue them a check or gift card for 5% of the fee I charge for any service they "sell". So, I'd provide a handful of sales reps with information sheets, some promotional [...]

HR Q and A: Are Sales Reps 1099 Contractors? 2018-04-16T22:29:48+00:00
13 03, 2018

Hiring: The Best of the Bad is Not a Strategy

2018-03-14T13:42:11+00:00

I was listening to a podcast and the writer/actor being interviewed was asked about the process of writing for his movies, and how he captures those ideas. He mentioned a specific movie writing software program that he uses and the interviewer asked him why he used that particular program. The response went straight to how horrible [...]

Hiring: The Best of the Bad is Not a Strategy 2018-03-14T13:42:11+00:00
9 03, 2018

HR Q and A: Mileage Tracking on a Weekend

2018-04-16T22:30:01+00:00

Question from a Small Business Owner Regarding Mileage: Our Volunteer Coordinator periodically has to work on a Saturday to greet volunteers at our client's site, which is about 60 miles roundtrip from her home. Would she submit mileage for this? If it is a weekday and she has to go to our client site, she [...]

HR Q and A: Mileage Tracking on a Weekend 2018-04-16T22:30:01+00:00
14 02, 2018

Giving Millennials a Fighting Chance in the Workplace

2018-02-14T13:10:24+00:00

In a survey by Lending Tree measuring worth in the workplace, they inquired about the perceived value of three generations: Millennials, Generation X, and Baby Boomers. Millennials earned high marks for their skills with technology, but also earned the lowest rating overall. Considered the least reliable, least hardworking, least productive and least intelligent, millennials ranked [...]

Giving Millennials a Fighting Chance in the Workplace 2018-02-14T13:10:24+00:00
24 01, 2018

How to Handle Sexual Harassment Complaints: A Primer for Small Businesses

2018-01-24T13:58:55+00:00

Our owner, Deanna Arnold, contributed to this article published in Insureon.com on January 9, 2018: Recent sexual harassment complaints out of Hollywood, such as allegations against Harvey Weinstein, have prompted many businesses to reevaluate how these situations should be handled in the workplace. If you don't have an HR department, handling these incidents can be even [...]

How to Handle Sexual Harassment Complaints: A Primer for Small Businesses 2018-01-24T13:58:55+00:00
15 01, 2018

1099 Contractor or Employee? Misclassify and Lose Big

2018-01-15T22:20:37+00:00

There has been an increased amount of attention on the misclassification of the employees as independent 1099 contractors, particularly over the past few years, and particularly in the construction industry. That is now amplified for all employers in the state of North Carolina with the new Employee Fair Classification Act (EFCA) that went into effect [...]

1099 Contractor or Employee? Misclassify and Lose Big 2018-01-15T22:20:37+00:00
11 01, 2018

HR Q and A: How to Structure a Vacation Policy?

2018-04-16T22:30:44+00:00

Question from a Small Business Owner: We are reconsidering our “use it or lose it” vacation policy and I’m reaching out to you to see what you recommend. Currently, our accrued vacation wipes to zero on December 31, which makes it impossible to take paid vacation days in the month of January. My recommendation is [...]

HR Q and A: How to Structure a Vacation Policy? 2018-04-16T22:30:44+00:00
5 01, 2018

Employee Records Retention: What to Keep and For How Long?

2018-01-15T22:31:22+00:00

There are several Federal Government laws that force you to keep all sorts of employee records and documents for different periods of time, including but not limited to Title VII, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, FLSA, FMLA, ERISA, the Equal Pay Act (EPA) as well as OSHA. Your job as a Records Manager starts before [...]

Employee Records Retention: What to Keep and For How Long? 2018-01-15T22:31:22+00:00