Since it’s 1938 enactment, the Fair Labor Standards Act, or FLSA, has created exemptions for executive, professional, and administrative employees from any minimum wage and overtime exemptions requirements. Exempt employees under the statute receive a salary, and are paid no less that four hundred and fifty-five dollars per week, which equates about twenty-three thousand dollars […]
Harassment and Discrimination in a Small Workplace: What Happens if the Business Owner is Involved in Harassment Allegation?
Luckily, the owners and leaders of many smaller workplaces are able to claim that employee relations are great and that employment law really does not concern them. In many cases, those owners and leaders are correct. However, when a claim of harassment or discrimination occurs in a smaller workplace, those workplaces tend to be woefully […]
Small Businesses and Retirement: What You Need to Know
There are options for small businesses that wish to help their employees save for retirement. The most appropriate option for your business depends on your current financial circumstances and employee turnover rate. Employers’ Obligations Businesses in the United States aren’t required by law to offer any sort of pension or retirement plan, but all employers […]
Small Business Trends in Employee Engagement
The worldwide economic recession is still affecting the success and prosperity of businesses. The negative effects of the tough financial and economic decisions that companies have had to make are apparent in the levels of employee engagement. The smaller the business, the more stark the impact can be as there are fewer layers between the […]
The Pros and Cons of HR Outsourcing for Small Businesses
Small businesses sometimes struggle when it comes to meeting their HR needs. The time and effort that they want to spend on the business is focused elsewhere to ensure their company is staffed with the best and is meeting all necessary state and federal employment guidelines.