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

Workplace Violence: What to Do After an Incident

Posted by Employer Flexible on August 15, 2019

Following a violent incident in the workplace, it can be difficult to get back to work. By taking the right actions after one of these incidents, employers can expedite the recovery process and minimize the effects of the incident. Below are some tips to help you get your company back on track. 

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Topics: Human Resources

Understanding the Importance of the HR Compliance Audit

Posted by Employer Flexible on July 29, 2019

To ensure long-term success, companies need to become as efficient and productive as possible, while still retaining the integrity of the company values. Since every organization is comprised of its workers, it only stands to reason that the HR department is the backbone of success. It’s the HR department’s job to not only help bring on engaged staff, but to quickly resolve issues as they develop. That role includes making sure that the HR department is in compliance.

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Topics: compliance, Human Resources

Generational Differences in Work Styles

Posted by Employer Flexible on July 17, 2019

There are now five generations in the workforce. The top four (in terms of population numbers) are the Baby Boomers, Generation X, Millennials and Generation Z. It’s worth noting right now that there are more Millennials than there ever were Baby Boomers. The Baby Boomers and Millennials also represent the widest differences in work styles.

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Topics: Human Resources