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Overtime Regulations & Compliance

Overtime regulations remain a mystery to so many business owners. Determining who’s in, who’s out by exemptions and pay rate requires a lot more than guesswork to control the major impact on your business and labor costs. Most companies affected by these changes will make significantly more workers eligible for overtime. On May 18, 2016, the United […]

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Onboarding is Crucial to Any Business

    What is onboarding?  “Onboarding is a long-term process that focuses on helping new employees become a part of your company.  It will build crucial relationships, allow employees to understand their role and learn how they add value.” Are you ready to onboard your new hire? Let’s get started on day one. Do you have […]

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Discipline and Document Employee Behaviors

Employee Behavior: How to Discipline & Document

Employee behavior is the way in which employees respond to particular circumstances or situations in the workplace. As an HR Consultant, I am often asked for guidance about employee behaviors. I want to offer a good employment practice that will give weight to evidence and help prevent employees from claiming they were improperly discharged.  Employees will act out […]

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What’s new with you?

Now that the winter is over, I thought I would check in and ask, “What’s new with you?”  You and I talked a while back about small business, human resources, or LinkedIn. I wanted to follow up to ask “could I help you in any way?”   Spring will be in full swing soon and it’s a […]

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Paying it Forward

Paying It Forward!

When I think of paying it forward, I think of an act of kindness to help another person with no expectation of payment. I know helping someone else is the best way to give back to others. If someone in your life provided you with the encouragement, inspiration, or support that allowed you to pursue […]

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Employee Handbook — YES or No?

An employee handbook is written with employees as the intended audience. It is most often written using a layout for easy referencing of company policies and procedures and is a tool for familiarizing employees with basic company policies and benefit programs, as well as the general expectations of the company, including what is acceptable and unacceptable […]

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Seminar Series for Business Owners

Dube Consulting in conjunction with First Beacon Business Advisory Group offers a seminar series.  Please accept my personal invitation to business owners who work with Dube Consulting to attend the First Beacon seminar series that covers topics important to the success of a small business.  These seminars are of no cost to you – but a […]

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Dress Code – Summer No No’s

It’s approaching summertime, and many companies allow workers to dress more casually without a dress code.  This means it is time to re-visit your dress code policies. The hot weather forces employees to wear inappropriate attire in the workplace.  Most employees simply don’t know what is or is not appropriate.  Let me shed some light on […]

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