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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...

Dealing With A Disruptive Employee is Easier Than You Think!

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How you react when faced with poor-performing or disruptive employees can make the difference between your team’s success and failure and can ultimately float or sink your chances as a management star. Unfortunately, too many managers simply don’t know how to connect with this...

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...

FLSA Final Rule Released

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FLSA FINAL RULE RELEASED Changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act Overtime Regulations are HERE! Today, the Department of Labor (DOL) released its final regulations making changes to overtime exempt requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Here are the key elements...

Overtime Ruling & Minimum Wage Updates

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Yesterday’s breaking news from the Society of Human Resources Management …  The Overtime Ruling is coming fast and furiously, may be announced as early as this week!   Please take time to read the article published by Allen Smith to  learn about the newest development that may...

It’s All About the Documentation

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She said it could never happen at her company. They were all just like family. But listen to this. Mary owned and operated a small bakery where she employed 15 people. Everyone knew each other and the work environment was relaxed and informal. When Mary started her business she...

What’s all the Fuss? It’s only Paper.

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Joan, a 42-year old retail clerk at a local department store had been there for nine years. During the time she was employed she consistently received favorable annual performance reviews noting that she was efficient, on time, and displayed good customer service skills. In...

Form I-9 Update

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Please be aware of an update on the Form I-9, which was due to expire on March 1, 2016   According to the USCIS.gov website: “Current Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, Remains Effective After March 31, 2016: Until further notice, employers should continue using Form...

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...