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2019 Florida Minimum Wage Increase
Don’t Forget – Workplace Posters Must Be Updated! On October 24, 2018, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity announced that the 2019 Florida minimum wage will be increased from $8.25 to $8.46 per hour, effective January 1, 2019. The agency is mandated to calculate a minimum wage rate each year based on the percentage increase.....
Must Love Dogs … or, How to Retain Talent in a Pet Crazy Culture
With unemployment at a 17 year low, employers are reawakening to the need for effective talent retention strategies.  One of the hottest trends in corporate perks recognizes the astounding level of devotion American workers have for their furry, four-legged companions.  No matter what your budget, there are options for your company to offer anima...
Independent 3rd Party to Audit Immigration Compliance for Publix
If your company is pursuing a services agreement with Publix Super Markets, Inc., it will be required to complete an annual certification of its immigration law compliance using a qualified, independent third party; or retain a qualified, independent third party to complete all company employee I-9s on an on-going basis.  If the audit is chosen,.....
What’s so funny about the updated ACA Exchange Notice Form?
Guess what was revealed in the latest ACA form update?  The federal government assumes that your business has a full-fledged HR Department.  I doubt this comes as any surprise to our small-to-mid-sized clients! Earlier this year, the Department of Labor made a minor change to its model Health Insurance Exchange Notices, the ACA Marketplace notice...
Your Online Social Security Account: Claim It or Block It!
Did you know that the Social Security Administration offers online accounts that allow the public to view and track all that information that we used to receive once a year via a paper Social Security Statement that was delivered to our mailbox?  The service is called “My Social Security,” and it can be a useful......
How to Create an Employee Performance Improvement Plan (PIP)
What can be done to improve the performance of a struggling manager, supervisor or employee?  Answer – develop a written performance improvement plan (PIP).  A PIP is an action plan that provides for the four (4) key ingredients to successful employee performance: (1) clear expectations, (2) accurate and specific feedback, (3) solid two way...
Jump start your On-boarding program!
In small business, we all wear many “hats”, and are really busy.  Those handling HR duties can easily get overwhelmed by just completing the necessities of HR.  If your company is growing fast or experiences high employee turnover, it may be all you can do to just get new hire paperwork completed.  A lack of attention......
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We have affordable HR retainers that offer a unique alternative to full HR outsourcing or the hiring of a full time HR employee. We design unique solutions to match your business strategy and budget. We have a proven track record of helping companies from many industries. We listen and probe to understand your needs and goals, before we offer recommendations and realistic solutions.
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