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Human Resources Department

As a company grows from a one person operation into the tens of employees, the owner has to consider creating a department within the organizational structure that deals with identifying corporate needs and the human resources to deliver on those needs. This is the human resources department.

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 [...]

An Introduction to the Employee Manual (Handbook)

03/11/2013

The employee manual is a guidebook and a tool to explain the policies and procedures for the small business operation.  It addresses the basic expectations for performance and conduct of the employee.  The manual is only a guide and the employee [...]

Develop a Position Profile

01/06/2013

The primary goal of the Human Resources Department is to match the best person to the job in the company. This maximizes both effectiveness and efficiency for the company.  In order to achieve the best matching of resources to the positions in the [...]

The True Cost of Labor

01/01/2013

I laugh at the definition of labor costs because in my opinion the so called experts only have it half right.  Labor costs are more than just gross wages and benefits.  It should include the costs of insurance, employer taxation, human resources [...]