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February 9, 2021

Getting the Job Done Right

January 19, 2021

New Year, New Workplace Issues

December 30, 2020

Looking Ahead to 2021

October 15, 2020

Why You Need HR

October 12, 2020

Our Approach to Human Resources

September 2, 2020

Human Resources and Your Business

As the world returns to normal, or at least the “new normal” during the coronavirus pandemic, it’s a good time to review your business practices and […]
August 25, 2020

Now Hiring: Bookkeeper

July 28, 2020

How Will the New Medical Marijuana Law Impact Your Business?

July 20, 2020

Enhanced Unemployment Benefits End Soon

July 14, 2020

No Mask, No Service

June 25, 2020

Freedom of Speech in the Workplace

June 19, 2020

Connecting Your Systems to Work For You

June 15, 2020

Refusal to Return to Work

June 5, 2020

Christmas in June

Forgiveness of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan just got a lot easier for small business owners (less than 500 employees) who received funds from the […]
May 27, 2020

Document! Document! Document!

May 11, 2020

Getting Back to Work

April 24, 2020

Rebooting Your Workplace

April 13, 2020

Unscrambling COVID-19 Legislation

April 8, 2020

Are You Selecting the Right Technology?

April 6, 2020

FFCRA Updates – April 6, 2020

April 2, 2020

COVID-19 Employer Options – April 2, 2020

April 1, 2020

Paycheck Protection Details Released By Treasury Department – April 1, 2020

March 29, 2020

Life in the Time of COVID-19 – March 29, 2020

March 23, 2020

COVID-19: Do’s & Dont’s For Employers – March 23, 2020

March 19, 2020

FFCRA Summary – March 19, 2020

March 13, 2020

Managing Different Generations

March 13, 2020

A Message Different Than The Others – March 13, 2020

February 13, 2020

Handling Office Romance

January 28, 2020

EmployBR – Their Future is Your Business

November 18, 2019

How to Host an Appropriate Office Holiday Party

  ‘Tis the season for the office party … how do you make sure that yours is merry and bright and not an opportunity for embarrassing […]
November 5, 2019

WARNING: Flu Season Ahead

It starts with a sneeze, then a cough and before you know it your business is shut down or seriously impacted because of the spread of […]
October 25, 2019

LSU Alumni Association Highlights Our Managing Partner, Chris King

When there’s flooding in Louisiana and Texas, sometimes as far away as North Carolina, Chris King’s business calls are interrupted by calls for help. King is […]
October 3, 2019

New Salary Threshold for Overtime Exemption

After many months of discussion, the Department of Labor has issued a new salary threshold for the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime exemption for executive, […]
August 15, 2019

The ABCs of Applicant Background Checks

As part of the hiring process, employers should be conducting background checks to verify information provided by the applicant.  According to a 2017 survey conducted by […]
August 5, 2019

“The Times They are A Changin’…”

Medical marijuana is expected to become available at select dispensaries in Louisiana this week for patients who have a prescription for therapeutic cannabis.  Medical marijuana, which […]
July 25, 2019

Coming Soon to a Workplace Near You

“Change is the only constant in life” … and in employment law.  Employers are not only required to stay up to date and in compliance with […]
July 15, 2019

Can Men and Women Really Work Together?

It’s been almost three years since the #MeToo social media movement brought heightened awareness to sexual harassment issues—where are we now? Many employers have made sincere […]
July 2, 2019

“In the summertime when the weather is hot …”

Are you seeing more of your employees than you are comfortable with?  Warmer weather means people are more likely to wear clothing that is appropriate for […]
June 4, 2019

Workplace Violence

It’s happened again – another incident of workplace violence that left employees dead (in this case 12 people in Virginia Beach, plus 4 injured) and no […]
May 28, 2019

No Match Letters

You’ve got mail … and it’s from the federal government – never a good feeling!  The Social Security Administration (SSA) has resumed sending employers “no match” […]
May 17, 2019

Harassment Prevention

Although the media frenzy over sexual harassment complaints seems to have calmed recently, business owners still need to review and update workplace policies to ensure that […]
April 22, 2019

Top 10 HR Mistakes

Many business owners try to “go it alone” and handle human resources issues without professional assistance.  Unfortunately, HR mistakes can result in government fines, lawsuits, poor […]
April 11, 2019

How Much is an Employee Worth?

Many employers routinely ask applicants for salary history on the employment application or during an interview.  Recent legislation could make it illegal to do so.  The […]
April 4, 2019

Innovative Hiring Alternatives

As your business grows, you may struggle with knowing whether or not to hire full-time employees to provide essential business services.  Next Level Solutions is a […]
March 5, 2019

New Overtime Rule Expected Soon

Just a few years ago (2016) the federal government announced an increase to $47,476 in the salary test for exemption from overtime payment, nearly double the […]
January 14, 2019

No Shutdown on Employment Eligibility Requirements

Despite the partial shutdown of the federal government, all employers are still required to complete a Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification for any new hire no […]
January 7, 2019

Plan for a New Year

The beginning of a new year is a good time to review your business practices and plan for the future.  Do you have someone “doing HR” […]
September 14, 2018

HR In The News

Now more than ever small businesses need to take action to manage their most valuable asset (and sometimes greatest liability) – their employees, also known as […]
August 21, 2018

Workplace Safety Includes Security

How safe is your workplace? Depending upon the type of business, you probably have safety rules and procedures, require safety equipment, etc., but do you have […]
August 14, 2018

Slips, Trips and Falls, Oh My!

It’s inevitable – someone is going to get hurt on the job.  It may be minor, requiring only first aid treatment, or it may be much […]
August 13, 2018

Code of Conduct

Are your employees driving you crazy because of their behavior in the workplace? Good news! The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently issued a Memorandum declaring that […]
August 12, 2018

Now is not the time to relax …

Six months into the year and no complaints from your employees about sexual or other types of workplace harassment?  Give yourself a pat on the back […]
May 9, 2018

HR 101 – Employment Law for Business Owners

Ignorance of the law is no excuse!  As a business owner you have a legal responsibility to comply with federal, state and local laws that affect […]
April 30, 2018

Breaking Up is Hard To Do

Making the decision to terminate an employee is never an easy process. This decision not only has tremendous impact on the individual who is losing his […]
April 9, 2018

“You’re Fired!”… “I Quit!”

Louisiana is an “employment-at-will” state which means that, in general, either the employer or employee may terminate the employment relationship at any time and for any reason unless […]
March 20, 2018

Employment Applications Provide Valuable Information

Many employers have developed the habit of accepting resumes, whether electronic or paper, from applicants rather than requiring them to complete an employment application form.  However, […]
February 20, 2018

WARNING: The ICEman Cometh!

Unauthorized immigrants continue to be a “hot” topic for Congress which means employers should expect an increase in enforcement of existing legislation, including more Form I-9 […]
February 6, 2018

Navigating the Hiring Process

Hiring the right people is critical to business success. According to research conducted by Career Builder, an online employment service, the average cost of hiring the […]
February 1, 2018

Preventing Workplace Harassment – It’s About Respect!

Next Level Solutions and Team Real World have partnered to provide sexual harassment training to meet the needs of your workplace. Although the focus of the […]
January 19, 2018

Why you need HR

Hiring the right people, managing them to get results and staying legally compliant can be a full-time job, in addition to all the other responsibilities that […]
January 10, 2018

Protecting Yourself and Your Workplace

The start of a new year is a good time to review and update your workplace policies to ensure that you are protecting your employees, your […]
December 12, 2017

Next Level Solutions – HR á la carte

Every day there are more allegations of sexual harassment in the news. Both men and women are voicing complaints about behavior that in the past was […]
December 1, 2017

HR á la carte

Sexual harassment complaints have become a virtual tsunami – knocking many men from powerful positions. What’s going on? Why are “victims” (both male and female) coming forward now […]