Worried About Retention? The Best Way to Keep Employees Is to Be Useful to Them

(from the 24-Hour HR Support Center)

According to Gallup, 51% of employees are looking for a new job, and 68% of employees believe they are overqualified for the job they have. Even engaged employees are job hunting at an alarming rate—37%. Employees who change jobs cite career growth opportunities, pay …read more…

DOL Releases Final Overtime Rule, Effective January 1, 2020

(from the 24 Hour HR Support Center)

The Department of Labor has announced the new minimum salary for certain exempt white-collar employees. The final rule is very close to the proposed rule we reported on in March. The new minimums will take effect January 1, 2020.

Exempt Executive, Administrative, …read more…

Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

(from the 24-Hour HR Support Center)

In 2018, over 13,000 sex-based harassment claims were filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). This number doesn’t include charges filed with state and local agencies or situations where employees went directly to an attorney. And many employees who are victims of sexual …read more…

City of Portland Minimum Wage Increase, Effective July 1, 2019

by Leora Kirk, KMA Consultant

Beginning July 1, 2019, the minimum wage in Portland, Maine, will increase to $11.11 per hour which exceeds the state of Maine minimum wage of $11.00 per hour. The direct wage owed to tipped workers must be at least $5.50 per hour.

Employers …read more…