Category: Communication

Ask Fran: COVID-19

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Q: We have facilities in 3 different states.  I am getting confused with the Governors in each state issuing different types of orders – Stay At Home – Shelter in Place, etc.  Is there one source where I can go to find all of these?   A:  Unfortunately as you described, orders are being issued […]

Ask Fran: COVID-19

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Can we reduce the wages and hours of our exempt salaried employees? Yes, but be careful.  On a federal level you do not want to reduce the wages below the exempt salary requirement.  Some states require that you provide an employee with a written document outlining the change of rate and hours. You would want […]

COVID-19: Guidance for Employers

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With so much talk about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we wanted to send out an alert with some additional information. There is a lot of information about COVID-19 out there. Attorney Charla Stevens provides practical guidance for employers related to COVID-19 in this article:  https://www.nhbr.com/are-you-prepared-for-the-coronavirus/ This short TED Talk provides additional information about what we do […]

Leaders Beware – Google Done Taught Me Everything I Know

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Google done taught me everything I know. I have been a defendant in only one court case. Sadly, that case contributed to my loss of interest in teaching college and is directly related to today’s topic. I’ll tell you that story later. When our founding leaders formed the United States, they wrestled with this paradox […]

Job Quitting is a Symptom of Low Resiliency

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One of the problems with low-unemployment is that young workers find it too easy to quit and find another job – “job quitting”. What they do not understand is that quality employers recognize this pattern as a symptom of low resiliency and often pass on hiring them. At least that used to be the case. […]