If You Don't Know the FLSA You Are Probably in Trouble

I made a couple of presentations at an HR Bootcamp for smaller businesses yesterday. In one of them I covered some information on the FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act). Following my presentation an attorney also covered information on the FLSA. Speaking to him later we were both amazed at some of the questions that were …

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Independent Contractor Safe Harbor Now a Minefield

Yesterday I listened to a webinar put on by the law firm of Smith, Gambrell & Russell. There were multiple topics, but the one part that most caught my attention was conducted by attorney Tracie Johnson Maurer. Her topic was Status of the Independent Contractor Employment Tax Forgiveness under Section 530 of the Revenue Act …

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The IRS and HR: Who is an Employee?

Here is a little humor to start off TAX DAY. A man is on his death bed and his best friend is there beside him. The man says to his friend “Fred, I want you to do me a favor. After I am dead and cremated I want you to put my ashes in an …

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Top 5 HR Mistakes That Small Businesses Make

I am giving a presentation today to a small business association. As all of you know, HR mistakes for any company can be disruptive or even destructive, regardless of the size of the company. For small companies HR mistakes can be amplified and have a significant effect on the potential survival of the company. As …

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