How to Say “Thank You” This Employee Appreciation Day

  With Employee Appreciation Day right around the corner on March 1st, you still have time to plan something fun and thoughtful for your most valuable asset- your employees. No matter how big or small, a thoughtful act of kindness or gift to your employees will surely be appreciated. Feeling appreciated in the workplace promotes … Continued

Legal and HR Panel Discussion

Employer Services Corporation and Gross Shuman PC proudly present Important Rule Changes & HR Trends for 2024 Employers in New York State have no shortage of employment regulations with which they must comply.  In this interactive panel discussion designed for business owners and executives, Liz Warren and Katie Adrian of Employer Services Corporation will be … Continued

Learn About Mentoring!

  This is a guest blog post from our friends at Compeer Buffalo and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie, Niagara, & the Southern Tier “Mentoring Unveiled” – Raising Awareness about the Power of Mentorship Big Brothers Big Sisters and Compeer Buffalo Work Together to Help More Local Youth Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie, … Continued

Interview with Susan Steffan: How CEL Supports Buffalo Business

The UB School of Management’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) is a true jewel in the WNY business community. CEL alumni come from all areas of business and tend to be rabid fans of this extremely effective business growth and development organization. CEL is the premier Western New York resource for entrepreneurs who are looking … Continued

2024 HR Trends & Legislation to Watch

The start of a new calendar year presents a great opportunity to plan for the year ahead. As employee experience guidance and compliance requirements evolve, keeping abreast of trends and pending legislation allows you to prepare for challenges coming down the pike. In the spirit of proactiveness, here are 6 topics to keep on your … Continued

2024 Updates to New York State Minimum Wage

New York State Department of Labor has recently published the minimum hourly wage increase to become effective January 1, 2024. They have also released regulations for the corresponding increase to the salary exempt threshold for those exempt from overtime under the administrative or executive exemption, which is expected to be finalized.    NY State Minimum … Continued

Reflecting On Google’s Empire: What Has Made Them So Successful?

Google is easily one of the most recognized companies of our time. The company was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin in 1998, and since has skyrocketed to success. What was once just a simple search engine, is now a global technology giant, offering numerous services and products that have become a part of … Continued

Tips From a Senior Investment Advisor

As October has come to an end, it’s a time for us to look back and acknowledge that it was National Financial Planning Month. It is always the perfect time to review your finances and take action for better financial success – you can never start too early. To properly commemorate this important month, we’ve … Continued

I-9 Compliance Considerations

  Much has already been written about changes in the I-9 verification form.  The well-known form is used to “verify the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for employment in the United States.”  This is one of the most important onboarding documents and completing it correctly is crucial, as penalties for non-compliance are steep – … Continued

6 Steps to Developing an Effective Succession Plan

    Owning and operating a business is no easy feat. Many business owners want to see their business thrive long after they retire. To ensure this happens, business owners and leaders need to engage in succession planning. Whether you’re a family-owned enterprise or a large corporation, having a well thought-out succession plan in place … Continued