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How Different Sectors Approach 401(k) Retirement Planning

How Different Sectors Approach 401(k) Retirement Planning

Retirement planning, while universally essential, manifests differently across diverse industries. Each sector, influenced by its unique challenges and opportunities, molds a distinct approach to 401(k) plans.   This comprehensive exploration dives deeper into the...

Challenge Everything: Fostering a Culture of Curiosity and Excellence

Challenge Everything: Fostering a Culture of Curiosity and Excellence

In the realm of organizational success, there's an often-overlooked rule that holds tremendous transformative power: "Challenge Everything." This rule may appear daunting, especially when applied to employees at various levels within an organization. However,...

HR Compliance Update | October 23, 2023

HR Compliance Update | October 23, 2023

FEDERAL UPDATES EEO-1 Reporting:  The portal finally opens on October 31, with a deadline for reporting on December 5.  An updated version of the instruction booklet/FAQs has been posted on the EEOC website.  Reporting can only be done through the online portal –...

Tiered Pay Structures and Manufacturing Industry

Tiered Pay Structures and Manufacturing Industry

By Robert S. Seigel with Jackson Lewis P.C. The current auto industry labor negotiations have sparked a lively debate about the efficacy of adopting or maintaining a tiered pay structure for a manufacturing workforce. While some may argue that these structures are a...

The Heart of Unity: How Belonging Drives Small Business Performance

The Heart of Unity: How Belonging Drives Small Business Performance

In the fast-paced world of business, where technology often takes center stage, it's essential to remember that organizations are fundamentally composed of people. Amidst the ever-evolving landscape of entrepreneurship and the daily challenges faced by small business...

Build Unity and Improve Performance With This Tactic

Build Unity and Improve Performance With This Tactic

A groundbreaking book titled "Belonging Rules: Five Crucial Actions That Build Unity and Foster Performance" delivers promising insights for leaders and organizations alike. The book introduces five key principles, known as the "belonging rules," that provide a...

Navigating Proposed FLSA Changes: A Strategic Approach for Employers

Navigating Proposed FLSA Changes: A Strategic Approach for Employers

The proposed changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) are poised to bring significant shifts in employment regulations, particularly regarding salary thresholds for exempt employees.   For employers, this calls for a thoughtful and strategic approach to ensure...

What Is Earned Wage Access for Employees?

What Is Earned Wage Access for Employees?

Earned wage access (EWA) is a term often heard among employers in the retail and hospitality industries. EWA may be referred to as instant pay, earned income, early wage access, accrued wage access, or on-demand pay. In the UK, the product is referred to by the...

HR Compliance Update | October 13, 2023

HR Compliance Update | October 13, 2023

FEDERAL UPDATES Federal Contractors.  The minimum wage for certain federal contractors with contracts entered into, renewed or extended on or after 1/30/22 will increase to $17.20 effective January 1, 2024.  Affected contractors include those with:  Procurement...

The Strategic Significance of Employee Handbooks in Onboarding

The Strategic Significance of Employee Handbooks in Onboarding

In the world of small businesses, where growth and sustainability are paramount, every element of employee management counts. Surprisingly, the 2023 Asure HR benchmark report unveiled a striking statistic: 40% of companies that experienced zero growth in the past year...

Proposed Changes to FLSA: What Employers Need to Know

Proposed Changes to FLSA: What Employers Need to Know

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a cornerstone of labor law in the United States, governing wage standards, minimum wage, and employee classifications. It's a crucial piece of legislation for employers and employees alike. In this article, we'll delve into the...

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