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Helpful HR Guidelines

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By: | Jul 02, 2019
Exempt or non-exempt? That is the question. To comply with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), you must designate each of your employees as one or the other. There are specific FLSA guidelines to help you classify employees, but you may also have questions about how to handle certain time and pay issues under those... read more
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By: | Jun 03, 2019
Some of the many hats small business owners wear include that of hiring manager, training supervisor and HR director. The list goes on, but the picture is clear: With all the juggling needed to keep your business running, it’s easy to emphasize some roles more than others. Take, for example, the onboarding process for new... read more
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By: | May 28, 2019
Over time, employee records can begin to accumulate and take up precious space. At which point you may be tempted to throw some of them out. But did you know that when you hire employees, you’re required by law to keep certain records from one to 30 years? These range from salary and payroll information... read more
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By: | Apr 08, 2019
Imagine driving to work one morning with no street signs or traffic lights to guide you. You would be super cautious every time you came to an intersection, and chances are good you’d be pulling your hair by the time you got to work due to the stress. Lights, signs and programmed systems create order... read more
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By: | Mar 25, 2019
It seems like just yesterday when small business owners deployed the high-tech system of strategic sticky-note placement to track employee time-off requests and absenteeism. You remember, Jeff was on blue stickies next to the stapler, Gina was yellow piled under the “Best Boss” trophy, and Terry was pink behind the rolodex. And don’t forget the... read more
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By: | Feb 20, 2019
Let’s get right to the point: There’s a smart way to approach employee attendance monitoring and a lazy way. While one (the turn-the-other-cheek method) may seem easier and less confrontational, the other (easy-to-use apps) helps you save money, hold employees accountable and improve morale. Which do you prefer? The turn-the-other-check method is simple: Do nothing... read more