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Employee Breaks Required?

Employee Breaks Required?

  By Michael Kelsheimer on March 17th, 2011Posted in Employee Benefits, Quick QuestionsI get a call at least once a month from a panicked client who just heard a rumor that they have to give breaks to employees every day. Unfortunately, there is no snopes.com for employment myths, so this almost total fallacy gets perpetuated over and over. In the vast majority of circumstances the ...

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You Can’t Ask that in an Interview! Or, Can You?

You Can’t Ask that in an Interview! Or, Can You?

By Michael Kelsheimer Last week, Katie Morrell offered a piece entitled “The 5 Worst Things You Can Do in an Interview” on AMEX’s Open Forum small business site.  Of course, #1 was “getting too personal” in which she explained that it is illegal to ask about race, sex, marital status, etc.  This myth has persisted too long.  It is not ...

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Employee vs. Independent Contractor

Employee vs. Independent Contractor

By Michael Kelsheimer on January 4th, 2011 Posted in Handbook Articles<:section> Who, What, Why . . . Who does it apply to: Any employer who characterizes someone who works for them as an independent contractor and does not withhold taxes for payments made to that person. Why does it matter: While you may not think ...

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Social Networking

Social Networking

 By Michael Kelsheimer on December 10th, 2010 Posted in Handbook Articles  Who, What, Why . . . Who does it apply to: Every employer, regardless of whether employees access the internet at work. What is it: Blogging, use of sites like Facebook, Flickr, MySpace, Twitter, Digg, LinkedIn, and the like. Virtually every person in the ...

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Who Wants to Play Survivor – At Work?

Who Wants to Play Survivor – At Work?

By Michael Kelsheimer Sometimes posts should just be fun.  One of my co-workers forwarded me a story yesterday on Lowering the Bar, a humor site for lawyers – about lawyers.  Apparently, a law firm in San Mateo, California has decided to hire some new associate lawyers and they are doing so with a little twist ...

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Can I Dock Employees for Inclement Weather Days?

Can I Dock Employees for Inclement Weather Days?

 By Michael Kelsheimer As winter approaches and those of us in the Dallas area wonder if we are in for a repeat of last year’s snow storms, employers may start thinking about those days they probably had to close around the time of the Superbowl.  They may wonder if they have t pay employees for ...

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Facebook Policy Against Sharing Passwords to Block Employers

Facebook Policy Against Sharing Passwords to Block Employers

 By Michael Kelsheimer on March 26th, 2012 Posted in In the News Facebook privacy among employees has been discussed for a long time, but a couple of recent events have brought the issue to the forefront of public discussion.  At the beginning of the month Forbes reported on a lawsuit moving forward in Minnesota against a ...

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Job Descriptions

Job Descriptions

By Michael Kelsheimer on April 1st, 2012 Posted in Handbook Articles Who, What, Why . . . Who does it apply to:  Every employer, but especially those subject to discrimination laws or who have employees classified as exempt from overtime. Why should I have any:  If done right, a job description can help avoid discrimination ...

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BBB’s 2012 Integrity Award Winner!

BBB’s 2012 Integrity Award Winner!

Businesses committed to ethics and integrity do exist, and the winner of BBB’s 2012 Integrity Award, Burnett’s Staffing, Inc., is proof of that. For the past 75 years the BBB of Fort Worth and Tarrant County, Inc. has worked to fulfill our mission to be the leader in advancing marketplace trust. One of the ways ...

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Always Be Prepared for the Job Interview

Always Be Prepared for the Job Interview

Going into a job interview can be scary, especially if you’re not quite sure what to expect. That’s why Burnett’s Staffing works individually with all of our candidates to ensure that they are well informed and prepared for the interview. Before your interview, you will have a one-on-one meeting with your coordinator, who will make ...

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