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Small Business Is Booming: Building a Bigger Team Will Take It Further

Published by Reni Snider on November 2, 2018 Despite the trade war, rising interest rates, and other economic issues, the small business is looking good. The National Federation of Independent Businesses Small Business Optimism Index reached a record high in September. The rate of job satisfaction is also growing nationwide, indicates a survey from The Conference Board. In …

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October HR eNewsletter

California Pay Requirements & De Minimis The recent California Supreme Court ruling on California wages and whether de minimis applies left some open questions for employers. Let’s clarify things.  Read More… New York’s Sexual Harassment Requirements in Effect To prevent sexual harassment and protect victims, the state of New York recently enacted legislation requiring employers …

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Risk Management News Update

OSHA UPDATE: New Reporting Requirements as of January 1, 2015 Employers are now required to report all work-related fatalities within 8 hours. All in-patient hospitalizations, amputations, and losses of an eye within 24 hours of finding about the incident. Employers have three options for reporting these severe incidents to OSHA.

HR News Update

BREAK TIME Rest periods of short duration (normally 5 to 20 minutes) are counted as hours worked and must be paid – to be non-compensable, break time must be at least 20 minutes or longer. Meal period under Department of Labor regulations is 30 minutes or more – meal periods are not hours worked when …

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Payroll News Update

Each year changes occur with employer regulations. The Florida minimum wage is $8.05 per hour, effective January 1, 2015. Florida law requires the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity to calculate a minimum wage rate each year. The annual calculation is based on the percentage increase in the federal Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers …

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