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Team Building in the Workplace

Team Building in the Workplace Though team building may seem more fitting for a comedy television show or comes off downright lame to your employees, never underestimate the power of teamwork. Similar to the saying, “A family that breaks bread together, stays together,” a team that stays engaged, trusts one another, and collaborate successfully become... View Article

October 30, 2017 / / By

The Goal of Workplace Safety

The Goal of Workplace Safety When creating a safety program, you need to focus on the obvious goal: that the program is a system that everyone in the company can utilize to identify, evaluate, prevent, and control hazards in the workplace. Do not merely adhere to legal requirements. Make a statement by providing in-depth, concrete... View Article

October 23, 2017 / / By

How Technology Can Save Your Business Money

How Technology Can Save Your Business Money The world is developing rapidly, and advancements are accelerating the competition faster than ever before. If you and your employees are still struggling with computer monitors from the early 90s and using outdated software, you are draining your finances, not saving. Technological innovations may seem like a hefty... View Article

October 16, 2017 / / By

The Simple IRA vs. 401(k)

The Simple IRA vs. 401(k) Giving employees retirement options is an important part of running a business. Your workforce wants to know that at the end their time with you, they can retire without worrying about financial stability. Still, you have a lot of considerations to make, like choosing between a Simple IRA or a... View Article

October 2, 2017 / / By

The Many Different Types of PTO

      The Many Different Types of PTO Over the years, the idea of giving employees payment for not being at work has undergone many changes. The idea has gone from being disparaged to widely expected—and even anticipated by new hires. If you are looking to implement a paid time off benefits package for... View Article

September 25, 2017 / / By

The Top 5 HR Blunders

The Top 5 HR Blunders Human resources is an essential backbone in the company, but it is possible to ignore the most valuable facets of the HR practice. As long as the relationship with employees is going well, HR must be doing their job, right? Actually, even if things are going well, there are 5... View Article

September 18, 2017 / / By

Carefirst to Increase Rates By 49.9% in 2018

ATTENTION ALL BlueCross BlueShield Clients!!! The Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA) just announced a 34.4% increase on BlueChoice HMO and a 49.9% increase o BlueCross PPO Consumer Direct Products in the under 65 marketplace effective January 1, 2018. Now is the time to start reviewing your health plans.  Call us today to get a free no obligation health insurance plan review. 240-699-0060... View Article

September 6, 2017 / / By

Alert: Costly Overtime Rule Struck Down

  Alert: Costly Overtime Rule Struck Down September 1st, 2017 On August 31, 2017, Federal District Court Judge Amos Mazzant overturned the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Final Overtime Rule that would have doubled the annual salary level to qualify for exemption from overtime from $23,660 to $47,476. The same judge issued an injunction stopping implementation of... View Article

September 5, 2017 / / By