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Top 3 Holiday Overtime Compliance Questions, Answered

For many employers, the holidays are their busiest time of the year, and employee workloads can increase to meet customer demands. At the same time, more employees than normal will be requesting time off to celebrate Christmas, New Year’s, and other seasonal holidays. Altogether, employers may find themselves requesting or even mandating overtime from workers,[…]

The 3 Keys to Hiring Seasonal Workers When Unemployment Is Below 4%

It’s that most wonderful time of year: the race to staff up with seasonal holiday workers. Every year, hiring reaches new heights during the holiday season. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics confirms that employment surges during the holiday months: “Employment in the retail trade industry typically rises in the final months of the year,[…]

The 4 Quirkiest Local HR Laws in the U.S. (And Elsewhere)

If you think you’ve got it bad when it comes to labor law compliance requirements, think again: there’s almost certainly a place out there that’s got it worse. Federal laws in the U.S. are only one source of employment regulations. States and municipalities can set their own requirements, and some of them can be more[…]

Top 3 HR Issues Facing Newly Formed Businesses

Newly formed businesses and startups may be tempted to bypass Human Resources in favor of other business units, like marketing, sales, finance, etc. After all, if they’re newly formed, they probably don’t have many employees yet anyways, so why worry about HR at that point? Well, here are three HR issues that every new business[…]

Why Small Businesses Should Take Records Management Seriously

Former U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge John Facciola says, “If your clients don’t have a records management system, they may as well take their money out into the parking lot and set it on fire.” He’s not wrong. Improper or inadequate recordkeeping can be devastating when businesses are hit by audits, investigations, or litigation that[…]

What Happens If Employers Violate Labor Laws?

Labor law is one of the thorniest issues with which employers must comply. Specifically, most businesses are subject to a host of regulatory and legal requirements at the federal, state, and local levels. Cumulatively, these regulations are intended to protect workers. For example, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects workers from discrimination, while the[…]

10 Facts About Workplace Safety

In the U.S., thousands of workers die in the workplace everywhere, and millions experience non-fatal injuries and illnesses. That’s why the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) monitors safety conditions in the workplace. Enforcing worker safety is not just the right thing to do, it’s required by law. But what does this mean exactly? Here are 10[…]

HR Risk Management Part 3: Risk Monitoring

In our first post in this risk management series, we noted how few HR organizations address people-related risks. According to consultancy group EY, “HR risks continue to be absent from the risk management framework. Only 36% of [survey] respondents indicated HR risks are included as part of the risk management framework.” In our next post in[…]

What PEOs Do Throughout the Employee Lifecycle

When business owners partner with a professional employer organization (PEO), they can focus on business building while trusting the PEO to handle certain HR and employee issues. To that end, a PEO’s service model can extend across the entire employee lifecycle – from before they even start until after they’ve left. Here’s how. 1: Recruitment[…]