August 2017 Archives

What an employer needs to know about the Disabilities Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was put in place for the purpose of protection for Americans that suffer from disabilities. This protection extends to disability in employment, government (both state and local), transportation, telecommunications and public accommodations. The act prohibits discrimination in all areas.

Planning your retirement financials

Retirement investments are one of the most important plans you will ever have to make. On average, Americans need to rely on savings for 18 years after their retirement. Therefore, making sure that you have made the appropriate investments is crucial so that you can have confidence that you will enjoy your later years without worry.

How to classify independent contractors and employees differently

In Pennsylvania, it's critical for employers to clearly define whether someone who works for them is classified as an independent contractor or an employee. That's because, according to state law, unless an employer proves it otherwise, all individuals who work for a company are perceived to be employees of it.

Differences between an employment agency and a staffing agency

Many people make the mistake of using the terms staffing agency and employment agency interchangeably. The phrases actually mean considerably different things, and it is important to be familiar with these differences. There are certain liabilities associated with each of these terms that every person working in the staffing or recruiting industry should be aware of.

Frequently asked questions about overtime and work hours

As an employer, it is important to make sure that you are abiding by the fair labor standards act (FLSA) so as to ensure that you will not be subject to any complaints or claims made against your employees in regards to overtime and working hours.