KMA Compliance Alert: Salary and Minimum Wage Increases Effective January 1, 2020

As we start the new year, federal and state changes will take effect and mean new minimum wage and salary increases for 2020.

On the federal level, an overtime rule mandates that employees exempt from overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) be paid a minimum of $684 …read more…

November Portland Breakfast Forum Recap: Listen Up! That’s How HR (and You) Can Drive Culture in Your Workplace

KMA’s Angela Hansen was pleased to participate in the Portland Breakfast Forum last month, which focused on how HR drives culture. Hosted by Carol Coultas and Peter McGuire of The Press Herald, Angela joined panelists Cynthia Murphy of CEI and David Pease of Bangor Savings Bank to tackle …read more…

Building a Harassment-Free Workplace

KMA supports organizations in their efforts to build and sustain workplace cultures where all employees feel safe and valued—that’s what matters most when we talk about harassment-free workplaces. We recommend that every employee participate in annual Harassment Prevention Training because it sets up and reinforces clear expectations about conduct in …read more…

Many Managers Are Uncomfortable Communicating with Their Employees – Here’s How You Can Help Them

(from the 24-Hour HR Support Center)

Here’s a startling statistic: nearly 70% of managers are uncomfortable communicating with their employees. That number comes from a Harris Poll conducted on behalf of Interact, and it indicates that managers may at times shy away from doing basic management …read more…