Florida Upcoming Minimum Wage Increase

Starting January 1, 2021, Florida’s minimum wage increases to $8.65 per hour; previously $8.56. On November 3, 2020, Florida voters approved Amendment 2. Voting “yes” effectively amends Florida’s constitution to gradually increase the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by the year 2026. Florida is now the eighth state in the county to raise its minimum wage to $15 over the next several years now (now joining California, Connecticut,

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Florida Upcoming Minimum Wage Increase

Starting January 1, 2021, Florida’s minimum wage increases to $8.65 per hour; previously $8.56. On November 3, 2020, Florida voters approved Amendment 2. Voting “yes” effectively amends Florida’s constitution to gradually increase the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by the year 2026. Florida is now the eighth state in the county to raise its minimum wage to $15 over the next several years now (now joining California, Connecticut,

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SMART Challenges to Boost Personal and Professional Growth in the Next Year

A challenge is an opportunity to push yourself further to see what you can achieve, to see how resilient you are, and to prove your character. You don’t have to wait for a challenge to present itself, you can seek out challenges to test your mettle. We often call these sorts of challenges “goals,” but a “challenge” sounds more fun. It sounds like a dare, only for the bold and

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Minnesota 2021 Minimum Wage

Minnesota’s minimum-wage increases to $10.08 an hour for large employers (gross revenue is $500,000+) and $8.21 an hour for small employers, 90-day training wage, and youth.  Under Minnesota law, the commissioner of the Department of Labor and Industry is required to determine and announce the inflation-adjusted minimum-wage rate each year by Aug. 31. This past year, the change in the price index used for this purpose was an increase of

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Arizona's 2021 Minimum Wage

This 2021 the minimum wage increases an additional 15 cents, making the new minimum wage $12.15 an hour beginning January 1st.   The wage increase due to Arizona’s recent 1.3% cost of living increase. It is important to note that some workers are exempt from the minimum wage increase. This includes Arizona federal employees, state employees, and employees of small businesses with annual revenue below $500,000. Employees who are paid

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Ohio's 2021 Minimum Wage

The Ohio minimum wage will rise to $8.80 per hour effective January 1, 2021. This increase is attributed to an amendment voted on by the citizens of Ohio that raises the minimum wage each year based on the Consumer Price Index to meet inflation.    Details regarding the increase: $8.80 per hour – non-tipped employees (previously $8.70) $7.25 per hour – small business (gross receipts of less than $323,000) $7.25

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How to Set Team Goals Where Individuals Can Thrive

Setting team goals and objectives is a challenging but worthwhile endeavor for any organization that seeks to improve and grow. For business leaders and managers, it boils down to an exercise in motivating a collective group of people to achieve something inspiring in a measurable way that can be celebrated once it is accomplished. Here are some tips to get you started.   Start With the “End” in Mind The

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8 Ways to Boost Productivity and Stop Wasting Time

Distractions, dawdling, daydreaming and dithering. There are plenty of reasons why people put off doing what they should. It’s one thing when they do it on their own time, but at work, it represents a significant cost to the employer. Here are a few tips to boost productivity at the workplace. 1. Set the thermostat at 77 degrees Fahrenheit. Comfortable employees are efficient employees. Make sure the office is not

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8 Steps to Limit Your Company’s Exposure to Employee Coronavirus Lawsuits

Although traditionally, employers have only rarely been found liable for employee deaths resulting from workplace conditions, the coronavirus is likely to turn that trend on its head. If employers don’t follow the guidance from federal and state government agencies on limiting the spread of the coronavirus, courts may find them liable.   Already, more than 500 employment-related complaints involving the coronavirus have been filed against companies, according to the COVID-19

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How to Onboard New Employees Remotely During the COVID-19 Pandemic

  Organizations with a strong onboarding process can improve employee retention by 82 percent and employee productivity by more than 70 percent, according to research by Glassdoor. But research from Gallup showed that only 12% of employees think their employers have an effective onboarding process. When you combine that statistic with the difficulties of onboarding someone virtually—particularly when that employee has never met anyone in person because of the coronavirus

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10 Strategies to Smash Your Team Goals

Once each department has established its goals in alignment with the company’s overall vision, mission, and long-term strategy, each department must track its performance to ensure that it will achieve them. The managerial role becomes critical for overseeing the team’s performance and motivating everyone to achieve their goals. Keeping the team focused on its goals—or failing to do so—makes the difference between meeting expectations or falling behind in projects. Here

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