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20 05, 2016

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


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


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


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 [...]

19 04, 2016

How a Small Business Can Onboard Like a Pro!


Finally, after months of searching you’ve found just the right candidate and they’ve accepted the offer. Your work is finally finished, right? You can relax a little and so can the staff members who helped fill the void. After all, the point of searching for just the right person is to make things easier after [...]

16 03, 2016

March Madness Office Pools – Is your business making a bad bet?


March Madness is just around the corner and it’s a good bet that it’s going to affect productivity in your office. Office pools, employees checking in on the games, and people leaving early and coming in late can have a huge impact on how productive your team will be this March. Here are some stats [...]

2 02, 2016

Uncomfortable Conversations With Employees


Are you reluctant to confront a sensitive issue with an employee because you are unsure how to address it? Are you worried how they will respond? Having difficult conversations at work is never fun. When you throw in sensitive topics, like bad behavior, skimpy clothing and body odor, you might need extra help from HR [...]

11 11, 2015

Do I Have to Pay My Intern?


Deanna Arnold, PHR An internship has long been the start of most careers. Chances are that’s how your career got started. So now that you're a small business owner and there's too much work to be done, not enough staff to do it, and not quite enough work overflow (or budget) to hire another person, you’re [...]

14 10, 2015

Halloween at the Office: An Employer’s Guide to Preventing a Horror Story


Halloween at the office can provide an excellent opportunity for your staff to enjoy some down time at the office, team build with fun activities, and boost office morale. However, Halloween can also open up the door to a lot of liability for the employer if it’s not managed correctly. Even seasoned HR pros avoid [...]

21 09, 2015

Is your employee background check process compliant?


While much of the legislation surrounding hiring is widely known and properly applied, rules applying to background checks are often overlooked simply because employers are unaware of them. After all why would you request a background check from a candidate and not use the information obtained when making hiring decisions? Although it’s legal to obtain [...]

12 08, 2015

I-9 Compliance – Errors, Omissions, and Mistakes: Important Tips for I-9 Compliance


By: Employers Advantage HR Company The I-9 form isn’t very long but failing to fill it out correctly can cost a company big bucks. It’s important to understand that whether the error is in the employee section of the I-9, or the employer section, the employer is always the one responsible for making sure the [...]