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Human Resources Management

Human Resources are an essential element of any business. The primary goal is to match the best resources to the needs in the company.

Job Descriptions

01/29/2017

Job descriptions act as the framework for the relationship between the employer and employee.   It is the starting point for the human resources officer in addressing proper matching of needs and resources.   If properly written the description [...]

Hiring Process – 5 Steps

09/27/2015

Just like in manufacturing, the human resources department uses a process to find potential candidates, recruit qualified applicants, interview, hire and train the best person for the respected position. As the human resources officer it is your job [...]

Travel Expenses – Per Diem Methods

07/13/2015

When an employee travels for the company the question often arises as to how to best take care of the associated costs.  By far the easiest and most efficient tool is using one of the accepted per diem methods advocated by the Internal Revenue [...]

I-9 Compliance

07/02/2015

To ensure that only individuals that are legally allowed to work, the federal government mandates completing a Form I-9 for every new hire.  The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA) requires employers to verify that the potential hire [...]

Fair Labor Standards Act – HR Compliance

06/11/2015

The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA) promulgates rules related to minimum wages, compensation related to overtime, and recordkeeping requirements.  The Act also defines the terms ‘Exempt’ and ‘Non-Exempt’ employees related to [...]

Age Discrimination – Small Business Impact

05/27/2015

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) is a federal law that protects workers age 40 and older.  It is administered and enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).  The goal of the Act is to provide equal [...]

Direct Form of Compensation – Four Different Types

02/07/2015

There are four different types of direct compensation for employees.  These include: 1) Hourly Compensation, 2) Salaries, 3) Commissions and 4) Bonuses.  There is some misinformation related to direct compensation as this subject relates to owners [...]

At-Will Employment Doctrine

01/10/2015

In the world of employment, there are two positions of bargaining.  One is the employer, often referred to as the Company, and the other is the employee.  In general, the public views the two positions as unequal in nature given the power of the [...]

Payroll – Introduction to Basic Concepts

08/12/2014

Payroll is envisioned as the simple employer employee agreement related to compensation for services.  I often think of this as the simple handshake whereby the employer agrees to pay the employee a set rate per hour of work.  This was true a [...]
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