As a small business owner, you probably don’t have an extensive staff, are privately owned, and have less capital to work with than enterprise sized companies. Trying to manage multiple departments and workforce items in-house isn’t the most efficient way to cut your costs, or spend your time. This leads to long hours, compliance frustrations, and other time consuming details that take up prec…
On November 22, a federal judge in Texas, District Court Judge Mazzant blocked the Department of Labor’s Overtime Rule Change from taking effect on the proposed date of December 1. The judge agreed with arguments posed from states and business groups and issued an ’11th hour’ injunction that prevents the rule from being implemented on December 1.
A well written and comprehensive employee handbook will benefit both the employee and the employer. Employees will gain a better sense of the organization and employers will know that they have made the policies and expectations clear to its workers. Here are some of the specific reasons that every employer should create and maintain an accurate handbook:
Planning is very important to being more productive because planning will help you determine the result or outcome you want to achieve. That being said, do not spend all of your time planning (rather than doing), but before emails, calls, and meetings, plan out what result you’re looking to achieve.
Before determining that you need an intern you should start with a plan. Outline what role the intern will fill and how it will work to benefit both the company and the intern. Why? You need to answer the question of why you’re looking for an intern instead of an employee. Is an intern right for the job? What are you looking to accomplish?
With health care reform comes more stringent rules. Increasing regulations forced upon business owners only makes it harder to operate. Take advantage of experts around you and outsource your payroll to a payroll company that knows the regulations and can keep you in compliance.