24 05, 2018

Is Your Workplace Sun Safe? Being OSHA Compliant


May is Skin Cancer Awareness month and Skin Cancer is an important topic that needs to be talked about more. But why are WE talking about it and what does it have to do with Human Resources? It has a lot to do with Human Resources because it significantly affects employers who, primarily, are in [...]

Is Your Workplace Sun Safe? Being OSHA Compliant2019-05-08T15:21:54-04:00
14 12, 2017

A Small Business HR Cleanup Checklist for the New Year


With a new year comes new employment laws, so it’s a good time for small businesses to tackle an HR cleanup of all employee files and make sure your compliance is in line. Not only is it smart to keep your employee records straight for your company’s own use and benefit, but also to avoid [...]

A Small Business HR Cleanup Checklist for the New Year2019-05-08T15:18:24-04:00
12 09, 2017

When the Weather Outside is Frightful – How to Keep Your Employees Safe


With the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and as Hurricane Irma is bearing down on Florida, the safety of millions of Americans is in question. Conducting business during times of inclement weather, whether extreme temperatures, snow storms, flooding and/or natural disasters, can be a challenge for employers. Balancing employee safety and the needs of your business [...]

When the Weather Outside is Frightful – How to Keep Your Employees Safe2019-05-05T16:19:39-04:00
6 09, 2017

Hurricane Prep for the Workplace


With Hurricane Irma set for a landfall in Florida, South Carolina or North Carolina, it is important for employers to be prepared and make sure that employees know what to expect when it comes to inclement weather situations before, during and after the storm.  Employers can do this by having an Inclement Weather Policy, Communication [...]

Hurricane Prep for the Workplace2018-05-09T19:44:32-04:00
5 05, 2017

What is Sexual Harassment?


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 [...]

What is Sexual Harassment?2017-10-31T11:07:07-04:00
11 04, 2017

Important Steps to Consider Before You Terminate An Employee


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 [...]

Important Steps to Consider Before You Terminate An Employee2017-10-31T11:56:25-04:00
14 03, 2017

HR Spring Cleaning: What You Need to Know


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 [...]

HR Spring Cleaning: What You Need to Know2017-10-31T12:04:29-04:00
28 11, 2016

Update: New Overtime Rules Temporarily Halted


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 [...]

Update: New Overtime Rules Temporarily Halted2018-05-09T19:55:46-04:00
15 11, 2016

New Overtime Rules Checklist


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 [...]

New Overtime Rules Checklist2018-05-09T19:55:58-04:00
22 09, 2016

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


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 [...]

Can you withhold wages when an employee quits and they have company property?2017-07-14T12:49:34-04:00