Blog

Q&A with the HR Lady

I am a small business with three employees. Do I have to obtain workers compensation insurance? Technically, Florida law only requires non-construction employers with four or more employees (owners included in that headcount) to obtain workers compensation insurance. Even though you believe the biggest injury may be a papercut, you will be surprised how easy… Read More

Change or Chance?

            In order to reduce the impact that change has on people and their performance, your bottom line and achieving your vision, change management is vital. Leaving it to chance is fanning a small flame into an out of control fire! An article published in 1995 by John Kotter in the Harvard Business… Read More

Q&A with the HR Lady

Am I required to provide sexual harassment training to my employees and/or managers?  As a Florida employer, you are not required to provide harassment training of any type. Note that some states do require this training. It is highly suggested that you have a solid anti-harassment and discrimination policy that all employees read, understand and have… Read More

Q&A with the HR Lady

  Question: Does my small business qualify for FMLA leave? I have a key person going on medical leave and I fear my business will suffer. Answer: It depends! Your small business may qualify depending on what you define as “a small business”. The Family and Medical Leave Act applies to private employers with more… Read More

Q&A with the HR Lady

Many of my patients are veterans. Do I qualify as federal a contractor? Do I have to create an Affirmative Action Program? Receiving monies from the Veterans Administration (VA) for patient care payments does indeed qualify you as a federal contractor and therefore your business may need to create an Affirmative Action Program (AAP) and… Read More