Is This Your Situation: You’re Facing Court-Ordered Wage Garnishments

When wages are garnished, an employer must withhold a portion of a person’s earnings for the payment of a debt. Most garnishments are made under a local court order that creditors file a few months after debtors fall behind on payments. By the time you, as an employer, receive the garnishment order, the court should[…]

Is This Your Situation: Your Business Is Spread Over Multiple States

Opening a location in a different state can be an exciting sign of growth and expansion for your business. But before you crack open the champagne, make sure you know some of the potential tax and business ramifications of opening a location across state lines. Managing Remote Offices Technology has made it easier than ever[…]

Performance Reviews: How They Go Wrong

One view on how to do good performance reviews: The foundation of your performance evaluation system is the job description you wrote for each of your employees. A supervisor need only compare an employee’s performance against standards you identified in a job description to discover whether an employee does a job competently. Your evaluation process[…]

Follow the Law When Using Background Checks for Hiring

More and more employers are using background checks as a regular part of the hiring process, and it’s easy to understand why. When it comes to the need to protect your business, your workforce and your customers, the stakes are high. The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) spells out a few good reasons why[…]

Dilemma: How Long to Hold a Job Open?

Occasionally, employees want or need to be away from work after they have used up all their accrued vacation, paid sick leave, and paid personal time off. For example, an employee may be out collecting Workers’ Compensation benefits for months, even a year or more. So, you need to let employees know the circumstances under[…]

Personnel Files: Who Keeps Them?

What goes into personnel files? And who is responsible for maintaining employee records and payroll records? Here are four questions on these topics, along with answers:   What kinds of information and records should I keep in my personnel files? Any information and documentation relating to the hiring, evaluation, discipline, pay, advancement and termination of[…]