Human Resources

Why small companies need Human Resources

Employer need to have access to strong HR to protect its asset’s, and capital. Not only do they need a strategy for compliance but they need one for Talent. Not having Human Resources expertise leads to companies not being in compliance with employment law. Which exposes the organization to employment lawsuits, by mistakes in wage… Read more »


What Happens when the DOL Audits!

When a wage and hour investigation is initiated, the DOL sends a letter explaining the complaint and everything they want to look at. The key for the employer is to have everything they want ready for them. What is important to remember is that they can start down a path and change directions pretty quickly… Read more »



Avoiding Wage & Hour

The IRS, DOL ,and EEOC take aim at Employers for misclassification of individuals as independent contractors, or as exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act. The agencies have discovered a easy revenue source. The Agencies have adopted a policy of strict enforcement, and employers have to make changes to their employment practices or pay penalties… Read more »


Employment Law Changes for 2014

Minimum Wage Increase and Resulting Salary Increase to Maintain Exempt-Employee Status (AB 10) The California minimum wage will increase to $9.00 per hour, effective July 1, 2014, and to $10.00 per hour effective January 1, 2016. A less-advertised consequence of this increase, however, is the impact it will have on the salary test for preserving… Read more »


Top Ten Human Resources Issues 2014

Top Ten Human Resources Issues 2014 At about this time every year, HR professionals and Employment attorney’s publish a list of issues that employers should be auditing for compliance in 2014.  The big two are on the Department of Labor hit list are Misclassification of Non-Exempt and Independent contractor. Conducting an audit of how the… Read more »


IRS Mileage Rate 2014 Posted

Standard Mileage Rates for 2013 R-2012-95, Nov. 21, 2012 WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today issued the 2013 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. Beginning on Jan. 1, 2013, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car… Read more »

Posted on December 13, 2013 by Rick Rossignol


Advice for keeping employee holiday parties lawsuit-free

With Christmas and New Year’s approaching, companies often treat their employees to parties to celebrate the holidays and honor employees’ hard work during the past year; however, no one wants these parties to turn into a human resources nightmare. “Plan your party carefully and have a committee develop the plans,” said Rick Rossignol, CEO of… Read more »