Insurance Agents: Are PEO’s Friend or Foe?

Sometimes?  Always?  Never?  It depends? This is a difficult question and not that simple to answer.  It starts with understanding exactly what a PEO is and what type of PEO you are dealing with.   Most agents I talk to start off with a resounding FOE when I ask this question and it is followed by […]

How to Maintain a Responsible Workplace

Hostile Workplace Environment Harassment.  People who learn about this type of harassment are often surprised about what can constitute it. This type of harassment may be direct or indirect, intentional or not.  It exists whenever the perpetrator’s words, actions or body language contribute to creating an uncomfortable working environment for its victim.  Again, it is […]

FMLA Considerations for Business Owners

More FMLA caveats to consider for businesses required to comply with FMLA: The Department of Labor may issue a new regulation requiring businesses with employees eligible for FMLA protection to extend those benefits to gay employees.  A decision is pending as of late June 2010.  More to come…. Businesses can determine whether or not Workers Compensation […]

FMLA and Employer versus Employee Notification

If an employer is aware that one of their employees has a serious medical condition, and that employee is FMLA eligible, should the employer provide that employee with FMLA certification paperwork or let the employee request it?  The answer: the employer should provide the employee with the required certification paperwork. If the employee in question […]


In the past 10 years of talking with business owners about their Human Resources, I have found that most of them practice some form of Do It Yourself HR.  When a problem comes up with an employee, they go online and search for a solution.  They waste hours and sometimes days of prime business production […]

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