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Increase Employee Financial Literacy

In October, I attended a Financial Literacy seminar in Dallas hosted by the Consumer Credit Counseling Service (CCCS) of Greater Dallas.  The panel included Rosie Rios (U.S. Treasurer), Eloy Villafranca (FDIC Regional Community Affairs Officer), The Honorable Judge Eric Moye’ (14th District Court of Texas), Alfreda Norman (V.P. Community Development, Dallas Fed), Todd Mark (VP,… Continue reading Increase Employee Financial Literacy

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DOL Secretary Reiterates Focus on Erroneous Wage & Hour Reporting

Might be a good time to confirm that all of your payroll calculations and processes are buttoned-up and accurate! In remarks today, Secretary Solis reiterated the DOL’s focus on ferreting out erroneous wage and hour reporting: After being sworn in, I added 350 new wage and hour investigators to help ensure workers are paid properly… Continue reading DOL Secretary Reiterates Focus on Erroneous Wage & Hour Reporting

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Changes to Union Officials Form LM-30 Reporting Requirements

The DOL announced changes to Form LM-30—the form that implements section 202 of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 (the LMRDA)—that requires officers and employees of unions to publicly disclose possible conflicts between their personal financial interests and their duty to the labor union and its members.   Form LM-30 is designed to… Continue reading Changes to Union Officials Form LM-30 Reporting Requirements

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Turn around your “retired-on-the-job” employees!

As follow up to yesterday’s post about employees retiring on the job.  FastCompany’s 30 second MBA’s topic of the day is on point. Follow this link for suggestions to reinvigorate and inspire your team!

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Have your employees retired on the job?

Before he became the founder of modern credit card processing and Visa International, Dee Ward Hock noted his frustration with his inability to adjust to his work environments, and wrote that he decided that he would make no more effort to climb the corporate ladder. . . . [Instead] . . . I would join… Continue reading Have your employees retired on the job?

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Learning from the Boy Scouts: Are you prepared?

Be prepared – the Boy Scout motto reminds us that we can’t always predict what life will throw at us. Continuity is critical to successful businesses, even more so in those enterprises where a single person – you – perform the most critical functions (check signatory, salesman, foreman, etc.).  The leaner your organization, the more… Continue reading Learning from the Boy Scouts: Are you prepared?

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Packin’ in the Parking Lot! Does the new Texas employee-gun law create employer liability under OSHA?

Beginning September 1, 2011, Texas law prohibits employers from banning firearms and ammunition from privately owned vehicles that are locked and parked in an employer provided parking lot or structure.  The new law provides six exceptions to this prohibition, allowing employers to continue ban firearms and ammunition under certain circumstances.  I’ll focus on just one,… Continue reading Packin’ in the Parking Lot! Does the new Texas employee-gun law create employer liability under OSHA?