Rose Colored Glasses

Rose Colored Glasses

Everyone views the world through rose colored glasses. We all come from varied backgrounds and are equally unique. These differences should be celebrated and used to create a better understanding of the world we live in. Beyond the worthy goal of inclusion, these...
How Actively Are You Listening?

How Actively Are You Listening?

Most of us have heard that we must be “active listeners” and refrain from being passive listeners. Passive listening in and of itself is not bad, in that passive listening is simply the physical act of hearing. There are many occasions in which we passively listen,...
EEO-1 Pay Data Reporting

EEO-1 Pay Data Reporting

In 2010, the EEOC ordered a study in an attempt to determine various ways to improve the prohibition of pay discrimination and determined that there would be great value in analyzing pay data should that information be submitted with standard EEO-1 reports. This study...
The Independent Contractor – A New Proposed Rule

The Independent Contractor – A New Proposed Rule

Classifying your workers as employees or independent contractors can be quite the task for management and human resources. Making certain that individuals are appropriately classified is vitally important to ensure compliance with state and federal law, ensuring that...
Proposed Overtime Rule – Are You Affected?

Proposed Overtime Rule – Are You Affected?

Since last fall, we have been monitoring the issuance of a proposed rule from the Department of Labor (DOL) which had been slated for March, 2019. This change would implement significant changes to exempt classifications, particularly to the minimum salary threshold...
The Most (Inconvenient) Time of the Year!

The Most (Inconvenient) Time of the Year!

With cold and flu season being in full effect, many of us have had to take a few days off to rest up and beat the miserable symptoms that this time of year promises. Whether you fall ill yourself, have to take time off to take care of a sick child, or have to manage...
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