Just prior to the effective date of December 1, 2016, the Department of Labor’s final rule updating overtime regulations, was blocked by a federal judge in Texas. The final rule makes significant changes to salary threshold requirements for overtime pay for employees.
Jodi Herzik has been elected to the board of directors of NCET, and Melissa Marsh has been re-elected to the board of the member-supported non-profit that produces networking events to help individuals and businesses explore and use technology. Herzik, elected as NCET’s vice president of Tech Cafe, works as executive director of professional development programs […]
The combination of a lower unemployment rate and increased number of jobs means employers now need to focus on retaining employees. As opportunities abound, employees are enticed to leave. High turnover rates aren’t good for business — one employee turning over can cost a company close to $50,000 in recruiting, training and lost productivity costs.
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) held their national convention in Las Vegas from June 28 to July 1. In the HR world, staying informed on the every changing landscape is crucial. I attended and served as a volunteer seeing the inner workings of a conference hosting over 15,000 people.
All Business Owners and Operators know that firing an employee is in the top five of most unpleasant (but unavoidable) responsibilities we have. Additionally, it can be extremely costly if not handled well. This quote from the Society for Human Resource Management expresses perfectly a message I frequently share with business owners: “The employer should be able to articulate the legitimate, nondiscriminatory business reasons behind each termination decision. If the employee thinks that the discharge is wrongful, he or she may be tempted to sue the organization.” Here are some additional tips for the termination process.
Small business owners wear many hats; handling employee processes and issues is just one which often falls last on the priority list. These five tips easily help protect a small business. 1. Have an employee handbook. It helps employers and employees by clearly establishing rules and what’s expected. It is an invaluable tool in protecting […]
What Every Entrepreneur Needs To Know About Human Resources Thursday, June 6: 9 – 10 am, Pacific Time Entrepreneurs and small business owners often don’t have the time or inclination to figure out all the nuisances and nuances of Human Resources (HR) — otherwise known as finding, hiring, managing, and keeping employees happy and productive. […]