Are You Opening Yourself to a Lawsuit in How You Discipline Employees?

A common pitfall of employers is to narrowly think of discipline as a tool to punish an employee for inappropriate conduct or deficient performance. However, discipline can also serve many other purposes. For instance, discipline can be used to provide employees with information about how their current conduct or performance differs from what is expected….

By: Lida Bannink  Date: April 3, 2023

FTC Proposes Ban on Non-Compete Agreements

On January 5th the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking indicating that they intend to adopt a rule which, if adopted in its current form, would prohibit with only a few exceptions, private businesses from entering into or enforcing non-competition agreements with their workers.

By: Lida Bannink  Date: January 12, 2023

Why Your Business Plan Should Include an Employee Handbook

One thing as a business owner that is often overlooked or put on a back burner “to do” list- creating and/or updating your employee handbook. Having an updated handbook is one of the most important and effective tools in ensuring your workplace is functioning properly, protecting employees, and shielding your business from significant liabil

By: Lida Bannink  Date: August 19, 2022