6 Questions & Best Practices for Employers Requiring Masks

May 5, 2021
6 Questions & Best Practices for Employers Requiring Masks

The state of the pandemic and the regulations around it are constantly changing. Mask mandates—a potentially delicate subject—have also changed frequently along with the weather, the number of COVID-19 cases, and the vaccination rollout. So how can employers follow mask mandates and ensure their employees do the same? Can you require masks at your business,… Read More »

Can Employers Require COVID-19 Vaccinations?

April 27, 2021
Can Employers Require COVID-19 Vaccinations?

As coronavirus vaccinations continue to roll out and companies plan to return to “normal” business operations, a new complicated question comes to the forefront: Can employers require COVID-19 vaccinations prior to employees returning to the workplace? The short answer is yes. The long answer comes with a few other key questions as you decide whether… Read More »

8 Workplace Safety Tips for Remote Employees

April 7, 2021
Workplace Safety for Remote Employees

As the telework trend rises, an increasing number of employers are faced with a new challenge: workplace safety for remote employees. Team members working from home are out of sight, as are their workspaces. So how can you reduce risks for both your employees and, therefore, your company? Much of the answer relies on open… Read More »

IRS 2021 Mileage Rates: Everything Businesses Need to Know

March 2, 2021
IRS 2021 Mileage Rates: Everything Businesses Need to Know

Does your business have team members on the road? Pump the brakes on those driving deductions and reimbursements!  As of January 1, 2021, the IRS lowered standard mileage rates by 1.5 cents, largely due to the pandemic and decreased driving costs. Why does this matter to employers? If you, like many other businesses, use this… Read More »

Wage Deductions: Can You Charge Employees for Mistakes?

February 23, 2021
Wage Deductions: Can You Charge Employees for Mistakes?

If you have owned a business with employees for any length of time, chances are at least one of those employees has made a mistake. After all, you work with humans, it’s bound to happen.  What kind of mistakes are we talking about? Cash or cash register shortages Acceptance of bad checks Lost, damaged, or… Read More »

Everything Employers Need to Know About Non-compete Agreements

December 8, 2020
Everything Employers Need to Know About Non-compete Agreements

When your company has confidential information and trade secrets, you might be considering methods for protecting them. You may even want to ensure the retention of your top-performing employees. Enter: non-compete agreements. Chances are you’ve heard of the elusive non-compete agreement but may not be very familiar with its intricacies. What exactly should be covered?… Read More »

Inclement Weather Policies: Preparing Your Business for the Unexpected

December 1, 2020
Inclement Weather Policies: Preparing Your Business for the Unexpected

There are many unpredictable forces out of our control, such as the weather and other natural disasters. From blizzards to tornadoes to hurricanes to heavy rainfall, severe weather can affect employees’ ability to get to work as well as your company’s operations. These unpredictable events are why every employer must have an inclement weather policy. … Read More »

Exempt vs. Non-exempt & Salary vs. Hourly Employees Explained

August 25, 2020
Exempt vs. Non-exempt & Salary vs. Hourly Employees Explained

Two of the most important and fundamental concepts employers need to understand are salary vs. hourly and exempt vs. non-exempt employees. There are federal and state laws regarding each classification—meaning if you incorrectly classify a worker and do not pay them the proper wages or overtime they are legally entitled to, your business can receive… Read More »

How to Manage Workers’ Compensation and Remote Employees

August 17, 2020

There are many benefits for both small business owners and their employees when it comes to remote work. Organizations that have managed a remote workforce cite perks like increased employee engagement, morale, and productivity. Despite its many positives, working from home also has its own set of liabilities. As companies adapt to the world of… Read More »

A Complete Guide to Managing & Documenting Corrective Actions

August 3, 2020
A Complete Guide to Managing & Documenting Corrective Actions

As a business owner with employees, you hope for the best from your team members. In a utopian professional world, everyone would perform their jobs beautifully with an upbeat attitude every day. And of course, all of those employees would get along swimmingly, with no need for corrective actions. Alas, you’re operating a company with… Read More »