DOL Proposes Amendment to Clarify Overtime Pay Calculations

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) generally requires overtime pay of at least 1 ½ times the regular rate of pay for hours worked in excess of 40 hours per week for non-exempt employees.  The Department of Labor (DOL) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to amend the rules regarding how overtime is calculated, specifically related to what forms of “regular pay” employers include and exclude in the 1 ½ times calculation.

Change Management

Many of the world’s most successful businesses are those that can quickly and effectively adapt to the rapidly changing business environment. Implementing meaningful and proactive change within an organization can feel like an uphill battle, making these changes stick can prove to be even more challenging. Businesses that resist change can quickly find themselves left behind as new competition, new trends, and new technology emerge in all industries.

LSS Green Belt Classes for 2019

As the initial pillar of Six Sigma training, Green Belt offers students an introduction to the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control) process, a systematic approach to drive sustainable change.  Featured topics include charter formation, process mapping, root cause analysis, solution selection techniques, and statistical analysis.  Students learn and apply key facilitation and improvement tools through interactive team-based exercises and traditional classroom sessions.  Taught by our Master Black Belts, the course features curriculum and exercises that are specifically tailored to fit student and client needs.

Toxic Behaviors in the Workplace

Caution:  Hazardous/Toxic Behaviors Ahead Individual personalities are a large part of the dynamic within a workplace.  Unfortunately, personalities may be hard to read while the interview process and sometimes, an individual’s true personality shines through after beginning work as an employee.  Research has shown that most hiring failures come from poor culture fit rather than … Continued

Seminar: Achieving High Performance with HR Best Practices

Thursday, April 11, 2019 |Giancarlo’s Restaurant | 8:15-10 a.m. What Every Employer Needs to Know Employer Services Corporation will be hosting a breakfast seminar on Thursday, April 11, 2019, at Giancarlo’s Restaurant. The seminar focuses on HR best practices for business owners and organizations across multiple industries. HR Best Practices:  Overview It’s no secret that in this … Continued

Request Schedule Change After Disability Leave

An employee is out on disability leave. The employee calls to request to come back to work, but only working nights and weekends. Does the employer have to accommodate this request?

Leveraging Benefits to Recruit and Retain Top Talent

As the job market continues to evolve into a candidate-driven market, it’s essential that organizations offer an attractive blend of benefits to recruit and retain top talent. While a great benefits package can be a powerful tool in attracting and retaining top talent, a poor benefits package can be just as costly, especially when considering the loss of potential candidates and the high cost of employee turnover.

ESC Announces Promotions and New Hires to Support Growth in HR Outsourcing

Buffalo, NY – March 2019 Employer Services Corporation (ESC), a leading Professional Employer Organization (PEO) headquartered in Amherst, NY, announces promotions and new hires to support their growth in providing Human Resource (HR) outsourcing services to small and mid-size businesses and nonprofit organizations. Erin Boorman was promoted to  HR Business Partner.  Boorman will offer human resources … Continued

Current HR and Legal Issues in the Workplace: March 2019

Join Employer Services Corp (ESC) and Gross Shuman for a lively and informative discussion that will look at current HR hot topics from an employment best practice and legal point of view. Come hear Liz Warren, EVP of Human Resources from ESC, and Hugh Carlin, Partner, from Gross Shuman, share their knowledge and experience.