The importance of having a strong and knowledgeable HR department has never been more evident. As businesses are beginning to re-open, and we all try to regain some semblance of normalcy, much of the burden in reopening is going to fall on the shoulders of your HR team. There is an avalanche of new policies and procedures to be aware of, changes in employee count, hours, safety guidelines, exemptions, and new compliance issues that could arise.

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Required policies and procedures for your company’s employee handbook are changing constantly. A lot of the time the wording of some policies is rearranged to clear up any confusion. But sometimes major changes might be implemented right under your nose. We know how tedious this can be to keep up with. Although we also know that having a compliant employee handbook is a great way to protect your company from fines, fees, and lawsuits.

Speaking of major handbook policy changes, have you checked your employee...

With the country slowly beginning to reopen, small businesses are coming across many new issues that may not have come up in the past. There are probably policies and procedures that we haven't even thought twice about after they went into our employee handbook. However, with all of the new laws and regulations, it is important to review all of your policies to ensure that they are still compliant. 

One of those issues is overtime exemptions. According to the Newsday article, "Small Business: Wage...

Whether you are a business owner, a student, an employee, or just someone living in the United States during the past several months, you have probably been affected by COVID 19. The whole world has gone through a drastic change, and we are all still learning how to cope and live in this “new normal.” Unfortunately, within our new normal, we are seeing unemployment rates skyrocketing. The unemployment rate in America this past May reached just over 13%.

We understand that this number is quite high and intim...

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