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IT’S OFFICIAL – I HAVE FINALLY RETIRED!

I am pleased to announce that Melody Beach Consulting Group, Inc., purchased Dube Consulting on July 31, 2020. With this transition you will continue to receive the same level of dedicated attention and service from the new owner. Melody Beach has more than 20 years of experience in Human Resources services and began her own …

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Sample Notice of Temporary Layoff of Furlough Due to the Coronavirus

Notice of Temporary Layoff or Furlough Due to Coronavirus Dear [Employee name], Due to the economic impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus), [Company name] is implementing measures to ensure the financial stability of the company. The current pandemic situation has impacted our business significantly, and as a result, we find that we must make some difficult personnel …

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION IN NORTH CAROLINA, FOR YOUR REFERENCE, DURING THE CORONA-19 EPIDEMIC

For individuals seeking Unemployment: www.des.nc.gov to file a claim. Your eligibility and amount of payment will be determined by Unemployment. Typically the waiting period is waived during special circumstances.For individuals who are self-employed, or 1099 employees: Independent contractors and self-employed workers are typically not covered. In order to be eligible, workers must have held a …

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Covid19: Information for Small Businesses in Massachusetts and North Carolina

Covid19: Information for Small Businesses Communicating quickly, and often with employees to help ensure worker safety, minimize damage to your brand, return your workforce to productivity, and build trust among employees. There are more questions than answers! We are experiencing numerous calls from our clients asking, “What should we do? We must layoff some of …

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The Cost of Turnover: Five Tips to Help You

The cost of turnover in a business is one of the most difficult concepts for small business owners. Instead many small business owner’s get frustrated re-hiring another new person, and continue losing employees, like a revolving door. In this post, I will talk about what happens and offer some data essentials to help you better …

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Final Rule Released Regarding FLSA Overtime Regulations

The Department of Labor (DOL) issued a final rule on September 24th that increased the salary minimum under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The salary-level for exemptions have moved from $455 a week to $684 a week and goes into effect January 1st, 2020. Essential information all business owners need to know under this …

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HIRD Deadline 11302018

The Health Insurance Responsibility Disclosure (HIRD) form is a new state reporting requirement in Massachusetts in 2018. The HIRD form collects employer-level information about your employer-sponsored insurance (ESI) offerings. The HIRD reporting is administered by MassHealth and the Department of Revenue (DOR) through the MassTaxConnect (MTC) web portal. The HIRD form will assist MassHealth in …

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Do’s and Don’ts for Workplace Outings

Workplace Outings typically put HR and Business Owners on guard. Very few focus on summer workplace outings, even though they both are culprits for sexual harassment, drinking, and making others feel uncomfortable. We are more accustomed to focusing on holiday parties. Here are some do’s and don’ts to help you have fun! If you choose …

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10 Steps to a Smoother Termination

Terminations

Terminating an employee is never a pleasant task. However terminations are a necessary part of managing a business. Before you act to discharge an employee, you need to take into account legal considerations under federal and state law. In Massachusetts state law defines “at-will” employment status. This concept frequently is misconstrued to mean that an …

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