1. READY OR NOT…OVERTIME RULE IS HERE!

    The Department of Labor’s (DOL) overtime regulations will no doubt affect employers’ total compensation budget as well as may cause some employers to reduce other expenditures, like benefits, to deal with the additional payroll costs. It is prudent for employers to now revisit and calculate thei…Read More

  2. Get out of the rut of “the way things are usually done.”

    Knowledge and experience leads to creative solutions: Get out of the rut of "the way things are usually done." Nicole Bellow, Senior Human Resources Consultant with Smarter HR Solutions, explains that by tapping into her 20-plus years of experience in human resources for large corporations, she was …Read More

  3. Help Your Laid Off Employees With Outplacement Services

    The market is an ever changing element and sometimes businesses need to reorganize or restructure to stay viable. You may find it necessary to lay-off existing staff.  Or as Pat Wadors, senior VP of global talent organization at LinkedIn, recently explained employers’ dilemma in a post on the …Read More

  4. TO EXEMPT OR NOT EXEMPT…THAT MAY SOON BE THE QUESTION

    For many HR professionals, corporate executives, and business owners the latest proposed changes by the Department of Labor (DOL) to the existing overtime regulations may cause some sleepless nights. The proposed regulation will detail how employees should be classified - as either exempt (salari…Read More

  5. Another female field worker harassment settlement: $3.8 million

    (original article via HRMorning.com http://bit.ly/1ixJDZd) Last week, we carried a story about a company that was forced to pay $30,000 for the alleged harassment of a female field worker. Here’s a similar tale — but the numbers are considerably larger.   Consolidated Edison Company of New Yor…Read More

  6. How Much Time Is Too Much Time With The Boss?

    (article via HRMorning.com) No doubt, strong employee-boss relationships help drive a successful business. And employees who regularly spend time with their manager benefit from strong communication, collaboration and insight. But here’s the million-dollar question:  Could employees spend too m…Read More