FLSA BREAKING NEWS

Today, President Obama and Secretary Perez announced the publication of the Department of Labor’s final rule updating the overtime regulations, which will automatically extend overtime pay protections to over 4 million workers within the first year of implementation.  What does this mean for you?  Between now and December 1st, you...

What is Business Integrity?

People often define integrity as doing the right thing even when no one else is around. It is the ability to act with honesty and be consistent in whatever it is you are doing based on the particular moral value or belief compass you have. Browse through the mission statements...

Cyber Attacks – How Safe Are You?

Chances are very good that you or someone you know has been affected by a cyber attack.  In 2015 alone, nearly 300 million records were leaked and over $1 billion stolen.  No one is immune – even the White House was hacked revealing the President’s schedule and sensitive policy debates.The...

HR’s Top Five to Watch for in 2016 And What to Do Now

  #5 LGBTQ Review your policies to ensure that they do not discriminate against the LGBT community. If you have an EEOC policy (which you should) ensure that it expands the anti-discrimination protections to include transgender individuals or sexual orientation. Also, you must provide same-sex married couples the same health...

Recruiting & Retention Talent Management Today

Of the numerous challenges facing today’s employers, one continues to stand out: find, acquire and retain talent. Why? Talented employees are in limited supply, and very much in demand. That’s why recruiting these employees can be quite costly, especially for smaller employers who lack the resources of larger employers. So...

Key to Understanding Millennials? Dispelling the Myths…

We have heard all the stereotypes…Millennials are an entitled, selfish generation who don’t understand loyalty or commitment and who don’t respect authority. The disconnect has caused many a recruiter headaches and frustrated upper management. But it’s a miscommunication worth fixing considering that Millennials are 35% of the working population. By...

Are You Ready for 2016?

Year-end can be a pretty hectic time for many of us. As a business owner though, this is an ideal time to work on positioning your firm for a prosperous new year. Important areas to focus on for 2016… Think about strategic planning. Evaluate your firm’s successes as well as...

Proposed Changes in the Fair Labor Standards Act

On Monday, July 6, 2015, in response to a March 2014 executive order signed by President Obama, the Department of Labor (DOL) published a “Notice of Proposed Rulemaking”, which is a 60-day period for comments on the proposed changes to the current duties tests under the FLSA.   What does...