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DOL’s Final Rule on Overtime

On May 18th, 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced a final rule regarding Overtime Wage Payment Qualifications for the “white collar exemptions” under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which has been outdated for years. The final rule primarily focuses on updating salary and...

EEOC Rules on Transgender Employee Bathroom Use

As of May 2, 2016 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published guidance for Employers regarding bathroom access rights for transgender employees. For definition purposes, "transgender" refers to individuals whose expression or gender identity is different from their biological gender (the sex assigned to them...

The Advantage: Offering Outplacement Services

In this day and age in combination with the current economy, offering outplacement services to your Employees, rather than a straight layoff or termination with or without a severance package is the next best thing! Today, the number of workers currently unemployed and looking for jobs...

An Ergonomically Correct Workplace

Recently Total HR Solutions made the smallest changes in the workplace to increase efficiency, boost Employee Morale and promote a healthy and fit lifestyle. Simple and affordable steps can be taken to increase Employee motivation and decrease the unhealthy habit of sitting all day long at...

Total HR Solutions Promoting Health and Wellness in the Workplace!

Total HR Solutions recently made the transition to promote Wellness and Healthy living in the workplace by giving employees the options to use exercise balls as chairs, stand up or sit down ellipticals and Sit/Standup Desks. Ergonomics in the workplace is becoming a common practice...

Can you Benefit from Biometric Screenings?

In today's society, biometric health screenings are becoming more popular. What are biometric health screenings? In as little as twenty minutes, these screens are a brief health exam that collects basic body measurements and a small blood sample that will allow the employee to learn...

Bill proposed to Block Overtime Rule

On March 17th, 2016 the House and Senate Republicans introduced a bill that has caused the Overtime Rule to stop in its tracks just as the Department of Labor's rule was moving towards finalization.  As previously proposed, the bill recommended raising the salary threshold for exempt...

Employers: Boosting Employee Morale

  As an employer, manager or supervisor; ensuring employee satisfaction and making sure they feel appreciated is important in order to reduce turnover. Businesses should focus on keeping employees happy and motivated in order to stay competitive in their recruiting and retention efforts. A common practice for...

Policies & Practices: Children at Work

  Currently, there is no law requiring employers to allow employees to bring their children to work, therefore, employers may handle this situation as a simple discipline issue (if needed). Employers should know their company policies (either written or unwritten) to reach a solution for employees...

Simplify your Open Enrollment in 2016

  To help simplify your Open Enrollment, allow Total HR Solutions to manage the burden of Benefits Administration. Using your plan information, we can create a simple package that will be sent to your employees to communicate changes to benefit plans and allow us to track...