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Time is Running Out…Are You Ready for FLSA?

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Time is Running Out…Are You Ready for FLSA? FLSA changes are almost here and I can’t open my Inbox, read an article, or even run into someone where the topic doesn’t turn to the looming Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Changes deadline and the hope that will be saved at the last...

Violations Associated with Form I-9

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Penalties from the USCIS are Going Up Aug 1, 2016 Violations Associated with Form I-9 On May 4, 2016, USCIS published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register inviting public comment, for 60 days, on the proposed U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Fee...

Better To Understand the Full Story!

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Did you ever come across a situation where you thought it was one thing, jumped to a conclusion only to find out it was something entirely different? Well listen to this… During an after-hours conversation between several employees, one relatively new employee asked the question,...

Coaching & Counseling

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During our past blogs and webinars on Coaching & Counseling we received a ton of comments about your discomfort with discussing the topic of poor performance or bad behavior with employees. We heard everything from “I don’t know how to start the conversation” to “What if my...

To Carry or Not to Carry?

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John is a business owner in Texas where he believes everything is bigger and better and a little wild is good but not in his place of operation. John’s company is a semi-skilled service operation and he’s pretty strict about employees following the rules. Recently, John was...

Using Social Media as a Powerful Recruiting Resource

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Finding the right candidate for a new position has really never been easier…and in most cases less costly. Social media gives you and your business the ability to stand out from the rest. So take this opportunity to create a job posting that sets your business out from all the...

Are You Ho-Hum About Handbooks?

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We know they are a pain to create and a bigger pain to keep updated. All too often we completely forget about them once they are completed. Trust us when we say that we understand what a pain creating your employee handbook can be…we create them all the time for clients. But...

Anatomy of a WHD Investigation

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It’s no surprise that more Department of Labor, Wage & Hour Division (WHD) investigators are showing up unannounced at employers door. With the addition of thousands of investigators in 2013-14, the big surprise is that every company in the US hasn’t had at least one auditor...

Wait…Can You Be Two Places At Once?

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Wait…Can You Be Two Places At Once? We’ve all heard the phrase “You can’t be in two places at once,” but one employee proved this old adage wrong. In fact, there was positive proof that he did just that. John worked as an in-bound call center representative and was usually...

Is Telecommuting Right for My Business

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Many business owners are asking, ‘is telecommuting right for my business?’ Here are some thoughts for you to ponder before you decide… You’re probably seeing a trend in some of our articles over the past few months…. and this one will strike a chord when it...
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