Category: HR Tips & Advice

Time You Do Not Have To Pay For

February 9, 2022

Wage & Hour Rules You Should Know Most employers are familiar with the basic “rules of the game” when it comes to employee rights under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Generally speaking, employees classified as “non-exempt” are entitled to receive pay... Continue Reading >

How Do You Manage Employees with an Entrepreneurial Spirit?

February 9, 2022

SAN DIEGO—John Lasseter, best known for producing the films Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Monsters Inc., and The Incredibles, is chief creative officer at Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios. But it wasn’t always so. He began his career at Walt Disney Studios... Continue Reading >

Employee (W-2) or Independent Contractor (1099)… Can I choose?

February 9, 2022

How do you know the difference between an employee and an independent contractor? For many employers, and in many situations, the answer to this question may seem obvious. However, in other cases, the determination of employment status may not be quite as... Continue Reading >

Eight Interview Questions to Avoid

November 30, 2021

Have you ever wondered if your interview questions are legal? Anyone who has ever been tasked with interviewing candidates for employment has at one time or another questioned the appropriateness, or even the legality, of some of their interview questions. This is... Continue Reading >

Do Probationary Periods Protect Employers?

October 29, 2021

Is it less risky to terminate a new hire within the first 90 days of employment? The short answer is, NO. A 60 or 90-day probationary period (aka introductory period, training period or orientation period) does not reduce the legal risks associated... Continue Reading >

Is a Negative Attitude Protected Activity

September 2, 2021

How’s Your Attitude?  With all of the pressures and problems business owners face on a daily basis, it’s certainly understandable when they occasionally have a negative attitude. Most business leaders would say this is a fairly common occurrence, but something they work... Continue Reading >

Is It Safe to Fire This Employee?

August 18, 2021

At some point in time all business owners and managers will have to decide if it’s safe to terminate an under-performing employee. These situations happen for a variety of reasons and, in many cases, the underperformance is not due to a lack... Continue Reading >