February 2017 HR Newsletter

  It is official, 2017 is here to stay! Welcome to the February edition of our HR Newsletter. We have some exciting topics to cover. This month we cover the ADA interactive process, OSHA mandates, and why training employees is good for retention.   What is the Interactive Process, Anyway?    The Americans with Disabilities Act […]

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January 2017 HR Newsletter

  Happy New Year! We hope that you are off to a successful 2017. This month we look at hot HR trends on the horizon and review a few newsworthy notes about the new Form I-9.   Hot HR Topics of 2017   Big changes are in store in 2017. In this article, we’ll examine […]

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October 2016 HR Newsletter

  Welcome to the October edition of our HR Newsletter! This month we cover performance management and office donation drives. We also take a look at what at-will employment means and doesn’t mean.   The Performance Evaluation Cycle Many people look forward to annual performance reviews the way they look forward to oil changes and […]

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September 2016 HR Newsletter

  September is in full force. While we are excited for the cool breeze that comes with Fall, there are a lot of things to cover before Fall officially starts. In this month’s newsletter we tackle the increasingly common issue of political discussions in the workplace. We also walk you through the basics of progressive […]

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August 2016 HR Newsletter

  Wow, where did summer go? It is the first week of August and we are excited to bring you this month’s newsletter. This month we look to the future of paid sick leave laws and go over what you can expect if your city or state passes one. We also consider some circumstances in […]

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July 2016 HR Newsletter

  Fireworks and backyard barbecues are a good sign that July is officially here. Coming back to the office after a 4th of July celebration is always difficult, even more difficult is working with summer scheduling. This month we take a look at summer scheduling challenges, exemption in the workforce, and additional information on the […]

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June 2016 HR Newsletter

  After a long wait, we now know the new salary threshold for the white collar exemptions and their effective date. In this month’s Advisor Newsletter, we’ll be continuing our coverage of the FLSA changes. Featured Article: Final FLSA White Collar Exemption Rule Announced   The minimum salary requirement applies to all white collar workers who […]

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Final FLSA White Collar Exemption Rules Announced

Yesterday the Department of Labor announced the new salary threshold for certain employees to qualify as exempt from minimum wage and overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act’s White Collar Exemptions. Effective December 1, 2016, the new minimum salary level will be $47,476 per year ($913 per week). Up to 10% of this income may come […]

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Managing Vacation Requests

It is often difficult to strike that perfect balance between allowing employees some degree of flexibility to take vacations, while ensuring adequate coverage in the workplace. Employers also find it difficult to juggle multiple vacation requests around popular vacation times. Below we have listed a few tips, suggestions and best practices to ensure the vacation […]

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May 2016 HR Newsletter

April showers bring May flowers, and this May we focus on the upcoming changes to the FLSA white collar exemptions. Featured Article: FLSA Exemption Changes – Policy and Practice Updates and the Golden Rule Aside from figuring out how to reclassify employees while protecting your bottom line, you’ll also want to consider a number of policies […]

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