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Terminating Employees In a Conscientious Way

By HR, Layoffs, Legal

With recent changes in the economy, some employers may find themselves forced to reduce costs through employee layoffs. However, it’s important to know how to handle a reduction in force correctly. A failure to follow proper protocol when terminating employees or conducting layoffs could soil your business’s reputation and expose you to the risk of lawsuits or workplace safety issues caused by disgruntled employees. A cautionary tale In late November, a Mississippi-based furniture company laid…

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Restaurant Robots May Replace Employees

By Automation, Recruiting

Can a robot make your french fries just as easily as a person? Modern technology is making it possible for automation to replace human workers in food service positions such as hostess, cook and food delivery jobs. It’s no secret that restaurants, like many businesses, have found themselves short-staffed during this post-pandemic climate in which it’s been difficult to hire and retain workers. Employing a ‘restaurant robot’ may be one approach to filling what are…

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Recordkeeping Reminders for FLSA

By Legal, Payroll

It’s a good idea to periodically revisit recordkeeping requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Every employer covered by the FLSA must keep certain payroll records for each covered, nonexempt worker for at least three years. It’s in an employers’ best interests to keep as much detailed information as possible to demonstrate compliance with the FLSA’s provisions regarding minimum wage, overtime, equal pay and child labor. What kind of information do I need to…

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