Illinois Policy Update: IHRA Amendment for Sexual Harassment Training An amendment to the Illinois Human Rights Act (IHRA) went into effect beginning July 1, 2020 that requires all employers with one or more employees to conduct sexual harassment training. This training is required to be… Read More »IHRA Sexual Harassment Training
What’s the difference between a reduction in force (RIF), layoff and furlough? All of these terms are commonly used interchangeably, but they have different implications. A reduction in force (RIF) is a permanent reduction in headcount without the intention of replacing or rehiring for the… Read More »Human Resources COVID-19 FAQs
Does your brewery need an employee handbook? The answer to this is an emphatic, YES! With several changes in law that will be effective January 1, 2020, now is the perfect time to make sure you have a comprehensive employee handbook in place! From a… Read More »Brewery Employee Handbook
In my last blog post I highlighted different resources to help you determine how much to pay your employees. There are a variety of websites you can use, including salary.com and payscale.com. You can also reach out to current industry contacts or contacts that may… Read More »Part 2: How Much Do I Pay My Employees?
How do you know how much to pay your employees? What’s everyone else in your industry paying, and what’s fair market value? Well, let’s start with the basics. There are online resources where you can gather some base information. These sites will allow you to… Read More »How Much Do I Pay My Employees?
Spring is nearly here and I don’t know about you, but my family can’t wait to get out and about in some warmer weather! Now I know “warmer” is relative…for us living in Dallas that’s upwards of 70 degrees! We love exploring new places to… Read More »Spring in the City: DALLAS
Don’t you love the Reply to All function on your email? If it weren’t for that little button we would be copying and pasting and sending all day long. But how much do you love it when twenty-eight people on an email ALL start replying… Read More »T-shirts and Calculators: Email Etiquette for You and Your Small Business
Starting a new business can be confusing at times, right? There’s a lot to get done and it can be difficult to keep track of who needs to do what. So what is the antithesis of confusing? According to wordhippo.com it’s: clear, plain, orderly, reassuring.… Read More »T-shirts and Calculators: Setting Expectations for Your Start- Up
It’s March…which means we’re most likely on the downward slide to forgotten New Year’s Resolutions. Those of us that made a pact to get to the gym a couple times a week, walk more or include some healthy foods in our diet may be falling… Read More »Simple Wellness Programs= Small Steps with Big Benefits