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Any business decisions you make requires thought and strategy. When it comes to deciding on or making a change to what type of pay frequency your business will have you have to think about what will best suit your needs. It is not as simple...

Unlimited PTO (paid time off) has become a buzzworthy term in the workplace over the last few years.  If you haven’t personally experienced or offered unlimited PTO as a benefit you may have a hard time wrapping your head around the concept and how it...

Figuring out your employee benefits can feel like tug of war when you begin to think about investing in employee health and evaluating the costs of retention. One of the most desired benefits an employee seeks is paid time off (PTO). Paid time off, also...

Has anyone taken the time to consider why the Human Resources (HR) field is dominated by women? HR is the only leadership role that is predominantly female. According to the 2016 Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 72% of HR managers were women. Could it be...

When a small business has only a few employees, it might seem like running payroll in-house is the smartest and most cost-effective business move. However, when you begin to think about the tax regulations, legal considerations…not to mention the actual time it takes to facilitate...

Over the past couple of years, myriad companies around the world have been instituting new leadership philosophies in an effort to transform their workforce. With a new year upon us, and progressive companies looking for innovative ways to improve their bottom lines and retain valued...

California employers are likely familiar with expanded sexual-harassment-prevention training requirements that took effect this year. They should also be aware of additional anti-harassment legislation and update their handbooks accordingly. Employers can no longer enter into nondisclosure agreements involving claims of sexual assault, sexual harassment or sex...

In a perfect world, you would know when your employees were taking time off weeks or even months in advance. Unplanned absences, unlike planned absences, can throw a curve ball at you. The impact of absenteeism is real and has tangible effects, not just on...

Business leaders are making a conscious effort to increase diversity, particularly at the top. That’s a good thing. But it’s also important to remember that sometimes well-intended efforts can lead to unexpected problems, particularly if you aren’t fully conversant with federal civil rights laws. Here are...

Handbooks are a key asset for communicating company policies and promoting fairness and consistency in the workplace, and ever-evolving federal, state and local laws make routinely reviewing and updating handbooks critical for employers. 2018 proved to be a busy year, particularly at the state and local...