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July, 01 2016 Leadership
4 Effective Ways to Take the Struggle out of Setting and Achieving Corporate Goals

Establishing corporate goals and aligning all employees to them is critical to driving an accountable, performance-based culture. But let’s find out if you are unknowingly one of the many small businesses that are not utilizing corporate goals effectively.

June, 29 2016 Wages & Pay
The Salary Threshold for Exempt Status Becomes Effective December 1. Are You Prepared

Recently, the DOL released the final rule updating the overtime exemption rules under the FLSA. The Final Rule will be effective on December 1, 2016.

June, 27 2016 Management Practices
Bad Managers Are Bad for Business: 6 Steps to Curbing Management Issues Before it’s Too Late

Being a manager is hard and if you’re in the business world, you are bound to eventually encounter a boss whose management style is less than ideal. Sometimes, however, you find that you have working for you an outright nightmare of a manager.

June, 22 2016 Employee Benefits
What the Orlando Nightclub Shooting Can Teach Managers About Helping Employees Through Tragedy

On June 12, a devastating event occurred inside Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida when a gunman opened fire, killing 49 people and wounding many more. While those far and wide have been personally affected by this tragedy in some way or another, you may think this incident does not directly affect your business. However, this isn’t necessarily the case.

June, 20 2016 Wages & Pay
Still Using Spreadsheets to Track Your Labor Hours? Here’s Why it Might be Time to Stop

Twenty years ago, when I started in the in the time and attendance business, manually tracking time and attendance was the norm. The majority of businesses used manual “punch clocks,” where employees would place their time card in a machine on the wall and literally “punch” the top of the clock to stamp their time card with the date, time of their arrival, breaks, lunches and, finally, when they left for the day.

June, 13 2016 Affordable Care Act
What Employers Can Learn from Dave & Buster’s About Affordable Care Act Compliance

With all the rules and potential penalties within the Affordable Care Act (ACA), it may be tempting to make some changes to business structure to avoid headaches or increased cost.  Be aware that doing so may have greater consequences than intended.  Keep reading for an example of a company’s attempts to navigate the regulations on their own.

Want to Raise More Money for Your Not-for-Profit? Then Don’t Ask for Any!

If you ask for money, you’ll get advice. But if you ask for advice, you’ll get money twice. This well-known fundraising adage is a lesson every not-for-profit organization president, board member and fundraiser should embrace.

June, 10 2016 Employee Benefits
The Pros and Cons of Various Retirement Plans and Why Now is the Time to Consider Offering One to Your Employees

Do you offer your employees a retirement plan? If not, now is the time to consider it. A major Gallup poll shows that retirement saving is Americans’ top financial concern. Yet almost half of American workers don’t have access to a retirement plan at work. The numbers are worse for employees of small businesses.

June, 06 2016 Legal News & Compliance
3 Things You Need to do When One of Your Employees Tells You She is Pregnant

One of your employees has just come to you telling you that she is pregnant. You know this is good news. You are trying to act like you are thrilled. But at that moment, you can really only think about one thing - what this means for the company. What you should do now is take a deep breath and accept the fact that you need to dive head-first into the deep end of HR. It’s going to be okay.

June, 01 2016 Legal News & Compliance
Amended Harassment and Discrimination Rules Are Here – Starting with California

California-based employers with five or more employees must now comply with amended anti-discrimination regulations regarding the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) that went into effect on April 1, 2016.