Sick Leave Laws in Texas May Be Changing- Here Is What You Need to Know

Posted by Employer Flexible on March 17, 2020

In the cities of Dallas, San Antonio and Austin, Texas, city ordinances passed in the years 2018 and 2019 that require employers who employee employees within these cities to start providing their employees with earned paid sick time, also known as the earned paid sick time ordinance. These sick days must be provided in addition to any company vacation days that are currently provided. If an employee gets sick or has a doctors' appointment, and they miss time from work, they can lose out on money that they need to support their family. These ordinances help to ensure an employee does not lose out on money from a paycheck because they were ill. 

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Topics: Human Resources

Overtime Pay and Overtime Exemptions in Texas

Posted by Employer Flexible on February 24, 2020

As an employer in Texas, it is important that you understand overtime pay and overtime exemptions. If you fail to properly pay your employees, you could be violating federal law and state law. You may face fines and may have to pay your employees what they were legally owed plus penalties and interest. Unfortunately, not every employer fully understands overtime pay and overtime exemptions in the state of Texas, and the laws regarding exemptions recently changed at the start of 2020. Here is more information about overtime pay and overtime exemptions in Texas. 

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Topics: compliance, Human Resources

End of Year Checklists for a Business

Posted by Employer Flexible on December 12, 2019

The end of the year is fast approaching. If you want your business to hit the ground running in the new year, now’s the time to get organized with your end of year checklists. Here are some essential areas to cover as your company prepares for 2020.

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Topics: Human Resources

New Labor Laws for Texas in 2020

Posted by Employer Flexible on December 3, 2019

Like all states, the state of Texas requires employers and employees to abide by certain labor laws, which govern issues such as minimum wage, overtime payments, meals and breaks, harassment, child labor and discrimination. In addition, employers in the state of Texas are also subject to all federal labor laws as well. In order to ensure ongoing compliance with these laws, Texas employers need to be aware of all current state and federal regulations, as well as any changes going into effect in the future. Below is some information about Texas labor laws in 2020. 

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Topics: compliance, Human Resources

2020 HR Trends

Posted by Employer Flexible on November 22, 2019

Like every aspect of the business world, human resources is a field that's always evolving. For this reason, it is important to keep up with the trends in this field. As 2020 approaches, it’s a good idea for businesses to think about what the coming year will bring with regard to HR. Below are some of the top trends you can expect to see in the field of HR next year. 

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Topics: Human Resources, HR

How to Prepare your Business for the Holidays

Posted by Employer Flexible on October 22, 2019

The holiday months are coming up very soon. While the rest of the world is preparing to celebrate, your business needs to prepare for the holidays in a different way. The holidays typically bring in more business, but they also herald some complications that need to be addressed sooner rather than later. Gift yourself by preparing your business for the holidays with these proactive steps:

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Topics: Human Resources, small business

How to Handle Political Differences in the Workplace

Posted by Employer Flexible on October 16, 2019

Every individual has his or her own political beliefs. However, because political topics are so controversial and emotionally charged, discussions about different political beliefs can become heated quickly. For this reason, it is important for business owners and managers to know how they should react when political differences arise. Below are some tips to help you prepare for these potentially explosive situations. 

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Topics: Human Resources

How PEOs Help With a Business Exit Strategy

Posted by Employer Flexible on September 18, 2019

Every business owner knows they should have an exit strategy, because buying and/or selling a business can get pretty complicated, and they may be relying on a successful exit to retire or start their next venture. The thing is, keeping your business up and running, getting your work done AND ensuring you have a smooth, functioning exit strategy isn't easy. Usually business owners will develop their own organizational structure and internal office practices, and then hire employees to run them a specific way. This specific way is not usually the “right” way, but the way that the business owner has always done it and is afraid or overwhelmed by the thought of changing it.

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Topics: compliance, Human Resources

6 Things You Need to Know About Workplace Violence

Posted by Employer Flexible on August 19, 2019

It seems like we hear about it everywhere. Another mass shooting at a business that kills six employees, or an innocent healthcare aide being assaulted by the patient she was trying diligently to save.

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Topics: Human Resources

Pending Recession? Invest in HR!

Posted by Employer Flexible on August 16, 2019

The natural response to a recession is to stop spending on human resources (HR) entirely. However, such a unilateral decision only harms your chances of weathering a downturn in the economy. A better approach is to understand your spending limitations and use the resources you do have to obtain the greatest benefit for your company. The strategy for investing in HR during a recession should include hiring, training and retention.

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Topics: Human Resources, Employee Benefits