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Don’t work hours you aren’t getting paid for

Don’t work hours you aren’t getting paid for

I hear complaints time and time again that new employees are being taken advantage of by their employers. In most cases, these millennial employees are convinced to believe they’re required to work off the clock. In most cases this is very illegal, and even though the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) has been around for some time, these circumstances continue to go on. Many new employees have no idea that the Department of Labor protects their hours of work. Even…

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Managing Stress in your Career

Managing Stress in your Career

Stress and anxiety, two things that are no strangers to the workplace. Stress can cause an extremely negative impact on your work life if you are not careful. Almost half of today’s workforce claim they are “stressed” or have “too heavy of a workload”. There have been times where employees have turned down promotions, travel requests, lunches or parties, deadlines, managing staff, and presentations due to stress and anxiety – all of which could be completely avoided with the following…

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Independent Contractor vs. Employee

Independent Contractor vs. Employee

Confused if you are an independent contractor or an employee? Two common job types when you get hired by a business are Employee (W2) and Independent Contractor (1099). While an independent contractor supplies goods or services to a company, an employee carries out the services for the business. Hiring an independent contractor gives more flexibility and less financial burden to an employer. An independent contractor is required to pay for all supplies used, employment taxes, and insurance. While these obligations…

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Surviving Unemployment

Surviving Unemployment

The dynamic of my previous workplace was one for the books. In my previous blog post Working with Family SUCKS, I discussed my time as an HR Generalist working under the direction of my Aunt-in-law. Our relationship really took a turn for the worst when the issues from our personal lives started flowing into the workplace. During this time, a friend of mine saw a job opening at one of my favorite companies. A few days after I applied to this company,…

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WORKING WITH FAMILY SUCKS

WORKING WITH FAMILY SUCKS

We see it all the time! Even if our handbooks say not to. Family in the workplace! I’m here to tell you they are not easy, and my best advice is to run- run far away. Now don’t get me wrong, family relationships for entry-level positions is not too strenuous, unless of course there are residing issues at home. One foul word, intentional or not, could ruin someone’s career. Is that a risk you are willing to take? Traditionally, when you…

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