When California’s Fair Pay Act took effect on Jan. 1, it represented one of the toughest equal pay laws in the nation. The law, which strengthened the state’s Equal Pay Act, represents the latest legislative change causing issues and concerns for employers throughout the United States.
Habits can be a trap for people in leadership positions. As leaders, they should provide a compelling vision that inspires those around them. Instead, many of them lapse into automatic thinking. And that can affect every decision they make — and the actions of the people who report to them.
For employers, an increase in OSHA fines could be a costly problem, underscoring the importance of a robust and effective workplace safety policy. However, OSHA’s recent enforcement positions are creating confusion over how to implement an effective safety policy.
Turn on the television, pick up a newspaper, or visit the Internet and you will be inundated with messages about brand products. Tide is a brand. Pepsi is a brand. Nike is a brand. And so are you — or at least you should be.
Many equipment sectors poised for growth amid moderate business investment environment
February 8, 2016
The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) announced its Top 10 Equipment Acquisition Trends for 2016. Given U.S. businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies will spend over $1.6 trillion in capital goods or fixed business investment this year, these trends impact a significant portion of the U.S. economy.
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a revamping of the “white collar” exemptions test. When the changes become effective, employers can expect greater scrutiny and a further increase in wage and hour lawsuits. It is therefore important for employers to understand the upcoming changes to the overtime rules.
In order to avoid problems, companies need to follow a few best practices to execute employment agreements that will help both employers and employees achieve their goals, and that will stand up to court challenges.
The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) reminds small businesses of five key factors to consider when acquiring equipment. Many businesses turn to equipment leasing and financing so they can take advantage of a range of benefits.