Author: Melody Rayl


Four Steps to a Harassment-Free Workplace

What started in July 2016 with Gretchen Carlson’s sexual harassment lawsuit against Fox News CEO Roger Ailes has snowballed over the last 18 months into hundreds of similar allegations against politicians, entertainers, media personalities and corporate executives. (more…)

Health, Management

Is Your Small Business Running Afoul of ACA Tax Rules?

Small companies need every advantage they can get to attract and retain the best and brightest employees. For decades, smaller companies who have chosen not to offer group health plans have competed by giving employees the option of choosing their own insurance on the open market. Then, after verifying the premium cost, the employer reimbursed the employee or paid the premium directly. (more…)

HR, Management

Watch Carefully

Technology makes monitoring employee activity—both on and off the job—easier than ever. But that doesn’t mean it’s always legal or advisable. (more…)

Contracting, Expansion

Time to Plan Ahead for a Minimum Wage Increase

In his January State of the Union address, President Obama announced that he was issuing an executive order to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour for employees who work under new federal service contracts. At the same time, he called on Congress to raise the federal minimum wage for all workers from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour. (more…)