Entries by Trisha Crigger

Retiring Boomers Continue To Lift Small Business Sales

Sales of small businesses in America remain elevated, according to an updated report from BizBuySell. Specifically, there were 10,312 closed small business transactions in 2018, a 4 percent increase from 2017 and the highest full-year total since BizBuySell started tracking this data in 2007. The report’s authors attributed 2018’s continued acceleration in transactions to a […]

Michigan’s minimum wage increasing on March 29

Effective March 29, 2019, the Michigan minimum wage will increase to $9.45 per hour up, a 20-cent increase from the current $9.25 per hour. The change came following a long debate in the Michigan Legislature, ultimately voted upon and passed into law by a bill signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 14, 2018. For […]

Frequently Asked Questions about posting labor law rules

Do I have to post labor law posters in my workplace? This is a very good question and if you have been given responsibility for poster compliance, consider the next questions when determining your labor law requirements: Do I have employees on payroll? If you answered “yes,” are any of your employees on payroll not […]

Reviewing a changing workplace dress code and your policy

Many employees feel that wearing jeans and comfortable street clothes is preferable to the more professional business dress code and we are seeing employers moving towards a more relaxed dress code in the workplace. The terms “business casual” and “business formal” have traditionally had an expectation that employees come to work dressed in a certain […]

Be proactive to keep job candidates interested in your company

With the U.S. unemployment rate at its lowest rate since 1969, employers find themselves in the hottest job market in decades and candidates are holding all the cards. Contacting potential candidates and following through to the hiring stage is becoming more and more difficult, and important, for employers. A growing number of candidates are “ghosting’ […]

Consider year-end payroll as you make holiday plans

The holiday season will soon be here and while most people are thinking of planning holiday parties and gift-giving, it is also important to think about your end-of-year payroll now. Both the year end and holiday payroll processing can be stressful between planning for business closures and compiling end-of-year financials. Starting to think about the […]