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.
For companies that want to create a safe, harassment-free, professional work environment, the NLRB’s ruling in the Boch case presents challenges to achieving those goals. In order to avoid problems, employers need to understand the issues involved and carefully craft their dress code policies.
There are numerous hazards to your business to consider
November 9, 2015
A risk assessment is a process to identify potential hazards and analyze what could happen if a hazard occurs. A business impact analysis (BIA) is the process for determining the potential impacts resulting from the interruption of time sensitive or critical business processes.
Companies can take steps to minimize the chances of workplace violence by understanding what the risk factors are and developing policies to minimize the opportunities for workers to be victims of such conduct. Due to the realities of workplace violence, companies should create policies and procedures for when violence does break out.
Applicant who claimed to be HVAC certified later asked hiring manager what HVAC meant
October 5, 2015
Perhaps it is the desire to stand out that compels some job seekers to include some unnecessary, inappropriate, or downright untrue information on their resumes. For its annual survey, CareerBuilder asked hiring managers to name the biggest blunders they have caught on resumes — from innocent gaffes to obvious lies.
On Aug. 27, 2015, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the federal agency responsible for regulating labor law, issued a controversial landmark decision, which overturned 30 years of established precedent and has the potential to upend traditional labor relations.