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April 6, 2017 Read time: 4 minutes

By Peter Limone, President & CFO Like an old house with a dozen additions, U.S. employment law is a hodgepodge of regulations. Acts have been tacked on over the years, but the foundation upon which everything rests is the Fair Labor Standards Act. Last fall, the Obama administration’s Department of Labor chose to give the…

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April 5, 2017 Read time: 5 minutes

By Tania Fiero, VP of Human Resources On its surface, hourly employment is a simple concept. Your people put in the hours, so you pay them. Easy, right? Well, not quite. Federal, state, and local regulations create a mess of wage and hour regulations. Something as minor as a missing record or unkempt time card…

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March 30, 2017 Read time: 4 minutes

By Peter Limone, President & CFO You probably know that the Obama administration's FLSA overtime rule has been temporarily blocked. So should you, the employer, still require your exempt employees to track their time? In this post, the first of a two-part series, we'll explore the reasons why you might still want to have them…

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December 26, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Employees given the option of participating in workplace health and wellness programs are more productive, have greater job satisfaction and remain loyal to their company longer. In addition, employers have lower healthcare costs, less absenteeism, and greater output. Find out how you can create/update your own health and wellness program to keep your staff happy.…

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December 21, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

It’s important your employees are engaged in their work so they remain loyal to your company longer. Here are some ways you can get your staff members more invested in your business for greater long-term success. Focus on Your Company’s Purpose It’s important you share your mission with your employees so they know why you…

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December 19, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Effectively onboarding new employees is essential for your company’s success. If your workers aren’t properly trained and engaged in their work within the first 45 days, they’re more likely to leave your organization. Find out how you can elevate the results of your own onboarding process, keep your staff happy and retain your workers longer.…

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December 14, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Because you manage people, you’re going to come across some are more difficult to interact with than others. However, those challenging employees may be among your best workers. Rather than letting them go, you may want to hold onto them. Follow these tips on dealing with tough personalities so you can manage your staff more…

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December 12, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

When your employees are engaged in their work, they show up on time, are more productive and stay with your company longer. You benefit from increased output, greater retention rates and an improved bottom line. Find out how you can engage your workers and turn them into top performers. Promote Your Mission & Vision Actively…

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December 5, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

When you encourage professional growth in your organization, everyone benefits. Your employees develop personally and professionally, you retain your staff longer, and you save time and money on your hiring process. Here are three ways you can help your staff grow professionally so everyone wins. Implement Cross-Departmental Training  Training your employees to work in different departments…

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November 28, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Because your employees are always watching you, it’s important you act accordingly. Here are a few tips on how to lead by example, so others follow suit. Arrive Early/Stay Late By arriving early and working late, you reinforce the fact that your role within the organization is essential and you take it very seriously. However,…

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