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Exempt vs Non-Exempt Employees - What Are the Main Differences?

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 21, 2019 4:11:00 PM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Laws & Regulations, Managing Employees, Payroll, Management

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The Difference Between  Exempt Vs Non-Exempt Employees

Back in 1938, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) was passed to help protect workers from being taken advantage of. It was the FLSA that established the right to minimum wage and overtime pay. It also established the standard 40-hour workweek and put restrictions on employing minors. As a business owner, make sure that you remain in compliance with all the rules and regulations of the FLSA as well as California state labor laws. This can sometimes makes it challenging to classify your employees. Every company has to classify its employees as either exempt or nonexempt employees, and the accuracy of this classification will affect your ability to comply with other labor laws. In fact, misclassifying an employee can result in potentially costly penalties. Here we offer a brief overview of the differences between exempt and nonexempt employees to help clarify for employers how to classify their employees.

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How to Find Employees - Top 6 Employee Recruitment Methods

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 14, 2019 8:07:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Hiring the Best People, Management

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Top 6 Employee Recruitment Methods on How to Find Employees

You would think that finding employees for your business wouldn't be that challenging--there are plenty of people out there in need of a job, after all. However, it's a matter of finding the right employees; employees who have the skill sets, experience, and drive that you need for your team. The following are six effective tips to find employees that suit the specific needs of your company.

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When to Hire Employees? 10 Questions to Ask Yourself First

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 7, 2019 9:27:12 AM / by Michelle Nystrom

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Knowing When to Hire Employees Can Be Make or Break

Knowing when to hire employees can be a lot more challenging than you might think, especially for smaller business owners who don't have a lot of flexibility within their budget. The challenge doesn't just lie in figuring out when new employees are needed--not hiring employees at the right time could put you behind on important tasks, preventing growth when there's an opportunity for it. Being understaffed can also result in your current employees becoming overworked and overstressed, possibly impacting the quality of their work.

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Demystifying California Overtime Laws: What Are the Rules?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 24, 2019 7:03:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Maximizing Your Job, Managing Employees, Payroll, Management

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California Overtime Law Defined

Labor laws define overtime as work done in excess of the standard eight hour day or the standard 40 hour week. Employees are entitled to earn additional compensation on top of their hourly wage for the hours that they've worked past the standard work day or work week. However, every state has different overtime laws that include exemptions, exceptions, and penalties. Both employers and employees need to be familiar with the overtime laws in California so that they know what to expect in terms of payments--and so employers avoid making costly mistakes. This article presents a detailed guide into the overtime laws in the state of California.

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11 Considerations and 401(k) Termination Rules to be Aware Of

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 11, 2019 4:09:01 PM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Laws & Regulations, Managing Employees, Payroll, Management

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11 Considerations and 401(k) Termination Rules to be Aware Of

If your business currently participates in a 401(k) plan for your employees, then you'll want to know what the rules and regulations are in the event that you ever decide to terminate the plan. There are a number of reasons why you might be considering the termination of your company's 401(k) plan: maybe you're closing down the business or merging with another company. Whatever the reason may be, the following are 11 things to consider if you plan to terminate your company's 401(k) plan.

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Pros and Cons of Staffing Agencies: An Honest Reflection

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 29, 2018 7:54:00 PM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Hiring the Best People, Management

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The Pros and Cons of Staffing Agencies You Need to Know

Before trying anything new, it is always best to understand both the pros and cons. This is also true of staffing agencies. Here are the most important positive and possibly negative points about staffing agencies.

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How Does a Staffing Agency Work? How We Unite Employers & Job Seekers

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 28, 2018 7:53:00 PM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Hiring the Best People, Management

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A Step-by-Step Guide on How Staffing Agencies Work

Knowing how a staffing agency works will make it easier to decide on whether or not to use a staffing agency when you next have employment needs.

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Come to Think of It, What Exactly is a Staffing Agency?

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 27, 2018 7:52:00 PM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Hiring the Best People, Management

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What is a Staffing Agency?


You may be wondering what a staffing agency does and how it differs from a headhunter. This article will help you learn the differences between the two, making the choice of whether or not to work with a staffing agency an easier one.

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10 Actionable Tips to Get The Most Out of Your Staffing Agency

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 26, 2018 7:51:00 PM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Hiring the Best People, Management

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Follow These 10 Tips to Get The Most Out of Your Staffing Agency

Your business is important. You have spent countless hours and invested a sizable sum getting it to where it is now. The biggest resource you have is your staff. A staffing agency can be a lifesaver in helping you keep up with staffing your business with top talent but they aren't miracle workers or mind readers. There are some things that you can do to help the staffing agency you hire do the best job possible.

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Understanding the Four Personality Types in the Workplace

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 26, 2018 5:38:38 PM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Hiring the Best People, Motivating Employees, Company Culture

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The Four Personality Types in the Workplace

Unless you are an artist who never wants to sell your work or an author who writes only for yourself, you have to deal with people. Workplaces are full of a diverse selection of people with personalities that differ considerably. While every person has their own way of expressing their personality, there are four main types that the majority of the world falls into. Knowing these types can benefit you on the job in many ways.

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