24 08, 2016

What is with the New Overtime Rules?

2018-05-09T19:56:16-04:00

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 [...]

What is with the New Overtime Rules?2018-05-09T19:56:16-04:00
15 07, 2016

Beer Fridge Culture: Is it right for your business?

2016-11-01T15:15:35-04:00

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. [...]

Beer Fridge Culture: Is it right for your business?2016-11-01T15:15:35-04:00
20 05, 2016

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

2018-05-09T19:56:40-04:00

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 [...]

New Overtime Rules: Update for Small Business and Non-Profits2018-05-09T19:56:40-04:00
17 05, 2016

Hiring Your First Employee – An HR Guide

2017-08-26T09:18:18-04:00

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 [...]

Hiring Your First Employee – An HR Guide2017-08-26T09:18:18-04:00
17 05, 2016

Understanding Workplace Bathroom Rights For Transgender Employees

2017-07-31T17:24:37-04:00

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 [...]

Understanding Workplace Bathroom Rights For Transgender Employees2017-07-31T17:24:37-04:00
16 03, 2016

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

2018-05-09T19:57:00-04:00

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 [...]

March Madness Office Pools – Is your business making a bad bet?2018-05-09T19:57:00-04:00
11 11, 2015

Do I Have to Pay My Intern?

2017-06-22T19:03:32-04:00

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 [...]

Do I Have to Pay My Intern?2017-06-22T19:03:32-04:00
14 10, 2015

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

2017-08-26T07:58:50-04:00

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 [...]

Halloween at the Office: An Employer’s Guide to Preventing a Horror Story2017-08-26T07:58:50-04:00
21 09, 2015

Is your employee background check process compliant?

2018-05-09T19:57:13-04:00

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 [...]

Is your employee background check process compliant?2018-05-09T19:57:13-04:00
12 08, 2015

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

2017-08-25T12:36:09-04:00

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 form is filled out completely, [...]

I-9 Compliance – Errors, Omissions, and Mistakes: Important Tips for I-9 Compliance2017-08-25T12:36:09-04:00