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March 16, 2021

The Check is in the Mail!

Congress passed and President Biden recently signed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act, also called the COVID-19 Stimulus Package, into law. In addition to stimulus checks of up to $1,400 that are being sent to eligible Americans, there are several major changes that business owners need to know about.
March 8, 2021

How Much Does It Cost to Hire an Employee?

If you are like most small business owners, you spend up to 40 percent of your working hours on tasks that don’t generate income or that could be done by someone else. Is it time to hire your first, or another, employee so that you can focus your time and energy on growing your business? Can you afford to hire someone? How much does an employee really cost?
March 8, 2021

The HR Brief: Written Notification

At Next Level Solutions, we understand the need for employers to drug test. However, it is important to think about the reason why you may be drug testing and to have a policy in place that requires employees to sign a disclosure form. In the case that a workers comp issue arises, forms such as these can be helpful.
March 3, 2021

The HR Brief: Freedom of Speech & Employer Code of Conduct

Employers have control over an employee's freedom of speech to a certain degree in the workplace. It's best to outline these guidelines in the employee handbook so you're never being reactive to certain situations. By notifying employees beforehand, you have the right to take the actions you deem necessary.