You Ask, We Tell

Thursday, February 27, 2020 |Giancarlo’s Restaurant | 8:15-9:45 a.m. HR Best Practices:  You ask, We Tell One of the biggest challenges as an employer is managing the day-to-day employee relations issues that inevitably touch every workplace. While some of these issues may appear small or inconsequential at the onset, ignoring them can lead to much … Continued

The Five Steps of Coaching & Progressive Discipline

Coaching and progressive discipline is the process for both dealing with teaching employee’s new skills as well as dealing with job-related behavior that does not meet expected performance standards. The primary purpose of progressive discipline is to assist the employee to understand that a performance problem or opportunity for improvement exists. The goal of this process is to have the employee improve their performance to average or above-average expectations, but sometimes this doesn’t happen. In these instances, there must be a commitment to move forward with a separation or the entire process becomes meaningless.

Meliora Green Belt Training March 2020

Over 1,000 LSS Green Belt Students Trained “Meliora has the capabilities to train company employees to receive Green Belt and Black Belt certifications. The benefits of these programs are truly transformative for client companies.” “This was hands-down the best learning experience I have ever had.” “It was a dynamic week of training between engaging in … Continued

Do you need a written PTO policy?

The Importance of Having a Written PTO Policy Employment law does not mandate the allowance of paid time off (PTO) to employees for events such as vacations, personal time, and sick days.  It is, however, a best practice of  Employers of Choice. Employers have flexibility regarding the amount of time off, if any, they will offer to … Continued

Quiz Corner: Employee Performance Evaluations

There is no law that mandates you provide your employees with annual written performance evaluations.  However, it is important to document any performance issues and an annual evaluation is one way to help do that.

Employer Services Corporation Hires HR Business Partner

Employer Services Corporation (ESC), a leading Professional Employer Organization (PEO) headquartered in Amherst, NY, recently announced that Amber Hartman has joined the company as an HR business partner. Hartman has over 15 years of HR experience specializing in small to mid-size organizations providing guidance and human resource leadership to senior managers in startup, growth and stable organizations.

Quiz Corner: Salaried Nonexempt Employees and OT

Quiz Corner: Salaried Nonexempt Employees and OT Q: Are companies required to pay overtime to employees classified as salaried nonexempt? If so, how is overtime calculated? ​A: Yes. An employee can be classified as nonexempt and be paid on a salary basis, but he or she will remain subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act … Continued

ESC Promotes Lindsay Jones

Employer Services Corporation (ESC), a leading Professional Employer Organization (PEO) headquartered in Amherst, NY, recently announced that Lindsay Jones has been promoted to director of operations and continuous improvement. Jones will oversee payroll, benefits and onboarding services, ensuring that the customer experience is world-class.  She will install and modify systems to make the company’s workflow more accurate and efficient and enhance the company’s focus on its continuous improvement mandate.

Employer Services Announces Promotions

Employer Services Corporation Announces Promotions Buffalo, NY – December 2019 – Employer Services Corporation (ESC), a leading Professional Employer Organization (PEO) headquartered in Amherst, NY, is pleased to announce the promotions of Elizabeth Warren to executive vice president and chief people officer, Janet Owczarczak to executive vice president and chief sales officer, Kim Bartolotti to … Continued

Quiz Corner: Holiday Pay

Q:    Are employers required to provide holiday pay to part-time employees? A:    It depends. Employers aren’t obligated to pay any hourly non-exempt employees for holidays they do not work; however, some employers voluntarily do so. Often times, companies will offer paid holidays to only full-time employees but some also have paid holidays for regular … Continued