Changes As Your Company Grows

Congratulations!! Your company has grown, business is booming, and you have hired more employees to help you meet the new demand. Not every company is able to say they are having that success. Did you know… As you add employees, the number of employment regulations your company falls under changes as well. So, while you […]

Mental Health in the Workplace

Mental Health in the Workplace

Please note: In this article, we follow NAMI’s example by using the terms “mental health illness” and “mental health condition” interchangeably. Since 1949, May has been recognized as “Mental Health Awareness Month” in the US. The goals of this campaign include destigmatizing mental health problems, increasing public awareness, and creating support for the millions who […]

Vacation Requests

Question: An employee has put in a request for a 4-week vacation even though our policy only allows 2 weeks off to be taken at a time. Do I need to approve it? Answer: When deciding to approve or deny a time off request you should look at your policy, past precedent, and the circumstances […]


Question: We have a remote employee who works their required number of hours each day but usually outside of our normal work hours. They are often unavailable for calls or meetings with management or co-workers and even clients have expressed frustration with their unavailability. While we believe employees should have some flexibility in when they […]

2023 Workplace Trends to Watch

2023 Workplace Trends to Watch

From return-to-office, which was Glassdoor’s Word of the Year, to quiet quitting, 2022 introduced us to several new labor market concepts. It’s still too early to predict what terms will define our workplaces in 2023, but here are a few labor market trends to look for as the year progresses. #1-Where Are Your Employees? – […]

4 Real Life HR Lessons to Learn From

4 Real Life HR Lessons to Learn From

The workplace has its fair share of scary stories. By bringing them to light, we hope they can become important lessons on what to do and not do.  Unwelcomed birthday party cost employer $450,000: Knowing that the company celebrates employee birthdays, an employee asked the office manager to not throw him a party. However, the […]

White Paper: OSHA Vaccine Mandate

Notice On November 6, 2021, the 5th US Court of Appeals issued an injunction based on a legal challenge filed in its courts. On November 12, 2021, the 5th Circuit ruled that this injunction applies country-wide and has ordered OSHA to “take no steps to implement or enforce…until further court order.” Therefore, OSHA has currently […]

Vaccine Accommodations

We know there is a lot of confusion around vaccine mandates and applicable accommodations. In order to provide more in-depth information for you to consider when planning the best course for your company, we wanted to share some of the resources we have found on these topics.  President Biden’s “Path Out of the Pandemic” Vaccine […]

Disruptive Phone Behavior

Q: We have an employee who is constantly on their phone for personal business. While we understand they need to check in with their family, it gets out of hand and keeps them from doing work. It also disrupts the office keeping everyone else from being able to do their work efficiently. What can we […]

Formal Driving Policy

Question:  We do not have formal drivers in our company. Do I need a driving policy? Answer: Yes, we recommend even companies without formal driving positions have a Driving for the Company policy in their handbook. In fact, some business insurance carriers recommend or require it as well.  Most companies have employees who may drive on […]