The Risk of Poor Payroll Reporting

The Risk of Poor Payroll Reporting Tracking time, reporting overtime and ensuring proper payroll practices overall can be time consuming and burdensome for small businesses. However, did you know not following the letter of the law when it comes to wage and hour regulations can put you and your business at risk? Improper timekeeping practices[…]

Overtime Rule Changes Effective Soon

Major Changes to Overtime Rules Will Be Effective Soon Over the last year, Spirit HR has worked to keep you updated on the Department of Labor’s upcoming changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act’s overtime regulations. With the release of the final rules in late May and the effective date fast approaching, it is now time[…]

True or False: A safety program isn’t necessary in a white collar work environment.

True or False:  A safety program isn’t necessary in a white collar work environment.   False. Though most people think of dangerous blue collar jobs when they think of safety programs, even white collar employees are at risk for injuries at work. Understandably, workers in construction, manufacturing and similar fields are at increased risk for[…]

Q&A: Am I required to give hourly employees paid breaks in addition to lunch?

Q&A: Am I required to give hourly employees paid breaks in addition to lunch?   It might come as a surprise to some that federal law does not require meal time breaks or periodic rest breaks for employees. However, many states do require employers to offer meal and/or rest breaks. As far as federal law[…]

The Must-Have Recruitment Tool that Helps Small Businesses Compete for the Best Talent

The Must-Have Recruitment Tool that Helps Small Businesses Compete for the Best Talent As an employer, your success depends on many factors, but few have an impact as immediately evident as the people you employ. You know the quality of your employees can make or break your business, but if yours is a small or medium-sized[…]

New Overtime Rules Are Coming. Are You Ready?

New Overtime Rules Are Coming. Are You Ready? Expected to be released as early as July, the Department of Labor’s (DOL) changes to overtime exemption rules of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) will impact millions of employees across the nation who will now be eligible for overtime pay. For employers, this will mean much[…]

Exempt No Longer – What do the changes to the overtime rules mean for your business?

This Friday, September 4th, the comment period closes for the Department of Labor’s (DOL) proposed changes to overtime exemption rules of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Expected to take effect in 2016, it has the potential to impact millions of employees across the nation who will now be eligible for overtime pay. For employers, this could[…]

Influencing Company Culture

An article I read recently suggested that a company’s culture is defined by a business owner’s personality and management style—adopting and often amplifying both the best and worst character traits of the leader. While I believe this is true to some degree, I also think we as leaders have the ability to make intentional choices which[…]

Introducing Spirit Human Resources

Spirit Human Resources was born out of a passion for delivering high quality human resources, employee benefits, payroll and risk management services with a dedicated spirit of customer service. Spirit is defined as those qualities regarded as forming the definitive or typical elements in the character of a person, nation or group.  Through their more[…]