November 15, 2022

Tis the Office Party Season 2022

‘Tis the season for the office party … for many companies this will be the first company-sponsored social gathering since the COVID shutdown in 2020. How do you make sure that your party is merry and bright and not an opportunity for embarrassing behavior or other mishaps that will create serious problems in the workplace?
October 6, 2022

Staying Informed About Cyber Attacks

Are small businesses at risk for cyber attacks? While media coverage focuses on large companies that have been hacked or paid large ransoms to regain access to their data, 43% of cyber attacks target small businesses; 60% of small businesses that are victims of a cyber attack go out of business within six months according to Maddie Shepherd, a contributing writer for Fundera.
September 13, 2022

Overtime Payment Exemption Requirements

Salaried doesn’t mean exempt from overtime! And job titles alone don’t determine whether or not you must pay overtime when an employee works more than 40 hours in a workweek. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) provides a three-prong test to determine which employees are exempt from the requirements for overtime payment.
August 8, 2022

Ten Business Fables You Should Read

Some of my favorite work-related books are business fables, also known as management fiction – quick, easy motivational reads that share lessons to be applied in the business world with the aim to improve organizational culture.