On April 12, 2018, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the New York State Legislature’s anti-sexual harassment legislation. It has many new responsibilities for the employers. These new standards are effective in October of 2018. Here are some of the highlights:

You should update your policies and Employee Handbook. The model sexual harassment prevention policy must:

  • prohibit sexual harassment consistent with guidance from the Department of Labor and the Division of Human Rights, and provide e...

Finding the Right People is Difficult and Frustrating

Think to yourself, how are you currently recruiting? Are you finding the right people for the right seats? Do you have high turnover?

Forward-looking companies are currently exploring new ways to recruit such as skills assessments, job tryouts and hiring for potential instead of experience.

LinkedIn found that a majority of employers are interested in using:

  • Online soft skills assessments that measure traits like teamwork and curiosity.

  • Job auditio...

Nike, the apparel company, has a great tag line. We all know it, so I will give you 3 seconds to say it to yourself... You got it, "Just Do It"! Those three little words are so easy to say, so empowering, yet in many cases, so elusive.

Often times we are thinking about "Just Do It" in the wrong way. We often think or say to ourselves "I must do it". This view often becomes the exact thing that prevents us from doing it and that is only one possible way to look at it. 

At Turning Point Plans, we look at...

Business leaders make important decisions each day; it is just part of what we do.  From hiring new people, to assigning them new roles or responsibilities, to termination of employees.

Every single decision you make affects everyone in your organization. We also know that these decisions are critical to running your business. 

They however, also create exposure that could lead to costly claims by employees or government regulators.

Often times, even if the claims are not warranted, claims for...

Mayor Bill de Blasio signs The Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act

It's Against The Law. The NYC Human Rights Law, one of the strongest anti-discrimination laws in the nation, protects against discrimination based on gender, which includes sexual harassment. The New York City Council has passed the Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act (the “Act”), a package of bills aimed at addressing and preventing sexual harassment in the workplace.1

Things To Know:

  • Effective July 8, 2018...

Sexual Harassment is in the news everyday. We read about it constantly and like most people, we usually feel it could never happen to us.

Unfortunately, it can happen in any business and when it comes to Sexual Harassment, it harms everyone involved, it is extremely emotional and damaging.

Our goal is to give business leaders the best tools possible to educate and train their teams so that their organization can prevent it from happening.

See if you and your company are at risk, by taking our 8 questions...

Everyday we are constantly measuring ourselves and our business. Think about all the things that you measure:

1. Finance- Cash Flow and Expenses
2. Sales and Retention- How will we grow
3. Retirement Funds- Saving enough

4. Much more!! 

It can certainly go on and on, however most of us take little or no time to measure one of our biggest risks...HR and Human Capital.

HR and Human Capital is of pivotal importance within your company, and any plans to move your business forward have to start there....

On April 9, 2018, the IRS released its first round of guidance in the form of FAQs concerning the new employer credit for paid family and medical leave (FML) under Code Section 45S.

Background

Added by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Code Section 45S provides that for tax years 2018 and 2019, eligible employers can claim a general business tax credit for wages paid to qualifying employees who are on FML if certain requirements are satisfied. While the FAQs released by the IRS offer little in the way of new guidan...

When I started this business, 8 years ago, I spoke with a person I looked up to and considered a mentor. I was looking for advice and guidance and he said something that can apply to almost every single aspect of life. I thought it was profound, so I will share it with you.

Rick- What was the one secret to your success in business?

Mentor- My secret is that I worked 6 days a week for a 1/2 day. I did this for 20 years.

Rick- So you are telling me you worked 9 am to 1 pm 6 days a week. That seems pretty good.

M...

Many business owners may think of wasted time as an employee taking the day off, or our sick. But what about lost time while an employee is in the office? 

Think about lost time and what it cost a business. Unfortunately, we all have done it and sometimes it is part of life "at the office". For example, think about some of these simple conversations:

  • Did you watch the game last night?

  • I love that new show, don't you?

  • What are you doing for vacation?

  • How was vacation?

  • How are the kids?

    ...
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