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NYS Increases Overtime Salary Exemption Effective 12/31/2016

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The New York State Department of Labor has updated their overtime regulations.Read on to determine if your business will be affected.On December 29, 2016, the NYS DOL announced that the overtime exempt salary threshold will increase for Administrative and Executive exempt employees effective Decembe ...
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The New Overtime Rules: What You Need To Know

The New Overtime Rules: What You Need To Know

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US Department of Labor announced new overtime rules that will automatically extend overtime pay eligibility to 4.2 million workers. On May 18, 2016, The Department of Labor published final overtime rules changes. The effective date of the following rules is December 1, 2016. ...
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5 Powerful Questions That Will Engage Employees To Do Their Best Work

5 Powerful Questions That Will Engage Employees To Do Their Best Work

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Failure to adequately engage employees is resulting in monumental costs for companies.The now well-cited Gallup 2014 study suggests that 7 out of 10 workers are unhappy with work. The same Gallup study suggests that an unhappy workforce can amount to $550 billion in lost productivity a year.That’s ...
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How to Manage Difficult Employees Who Just Can’t Get Along

How to Manage Difficult Employees Who Just Can’t Get Along

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Employees have different personalities, which often results in conflict in the workplace. It's nearly impossible to run a business and manage a group of employees who all enjoy each other's company. Much of the time, those employees who don't like others simply will ignore them. But you also might h ...
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Issuing Final Payments to Departing Employees

Issuing Final Payments to Departing Employees

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Many tasks must be handled properly when employment ends, especially the last paycheck.​HR professionals must execute many tasks when employees leave the company by choice or are terminated. One of the most important items to get right is final payments to departing employees.Be Big in Sma ...
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Ethical Issues in Business No One Told You About

Ethical Issues in Business No One Told You About

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There are a million ethical issues in today's businesses and unfortunately there is no perfect decision measurement for all these issues. Those in international businesses are much more complicated and much more delicate, along with being tenfold in numbers.Economics suggests that business and produ ...
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10 Business Trends That Will Grow in 2017

10 Business Trends That Will Grow in 2017

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If you are wondering what business trends will explode in 2017 we found a great resource at Inc. showing 10 trends that are about to be huge!If you haven't noticed, Millennials have been on the rise. They are now the largest living group according to the Census Bureau.Because so many Millennials ar ...
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Taxable Pay Strategies for Business Owners

Taxable Pay Strategies for Business Owners

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If you’re an entrepreneur, you know that running a business requires ongoing work and planning. For your business to succeed, the most fundamental elements are to grow revenues and maximize profits. (For related reading, see: A Defined Benefit Plan for Small Business Owners.)One of the most tempti ...
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Begging for a Return to Respectful Communications

Begging for a Return to Respectful Communications

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Because we are each a unique human beings, it is not surprising that most people are not going to see things exactly our way. Very few of us hold the same view on almost any subject. We express opinions like they are fact. Opinions, however, are often built on unsubstantiated facts with a not-so ...
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Your Interviews Are Biased (and You May Not Realize It)

Your Interviews Are Biased (and You May Not Realize It)

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Being aware of bias is the first step for eliminating it from your interview process.Of course, you hire the best person for the job. That's what you strive to do. Your company prides itself on its diversity program, and you truly mean that. You make sure that every candidate is given equal consider ...
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