Understanding Contractor vs Employee

Independent contractor or employee? You better be sure. Recently, an appellate court in Pennsylvania affirmed a $4.5 multimillion-dollar verdict for employees due to misclassification as independent contractors. Many employers don’t realize how serious a...

Value of Workplace Violence Program

A 2019 survey reported nearly half of HR professionals said their organization had at some point experienced a workplace violence incident—up from 36 percent in the previous 2012 survey. Definition of workplace violence, per OSHA, is any act or threat of physical...

Engage & Retain Top Talent

You have some really great employees – you know who I’m talking about – the team members that just naturally stand out in a crowd. They are key employees who directly impact the success of your business. However, if these employees are not developed, nurtured and...

Handling a Toxic Employee

You undoubtedly have noticed a recent increase of articles on toxic employees. These are based on a newly released study by Society of Human Resource Management citing 20% of US employees have left their workplace due to a toxic environment, costing employers more...

Best Practices for Employee Time Off

At some point or another, business owners will receive a request for time away from work. These leave types may include vacation, sick and possibly medical. More and more the work culture and employers are trending towards work flexibility as a driver for employee...