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Minimum Wage and Texas Employment Laws

Federal minimum wage law is governed by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The current federal minimum wage rate is $7.25 per hour for nonexempt employees. The Texas Minimum Wage Act (TMWA) complements federal law and, in some cases, prescribes more stringent or additional requirements for employers. Whenever employers are subject to both state and federal laws, the law that provides the greater protection for the employee applies. The Labor Law Section of the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) enforces and investigates minimum…

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What Are the Benefits of Having a PEO? 6 Advantages for Both You and Your Employees

As a business owner, you probably have too much on your plate, from crunching the numbers, being the face of the company to managing your employees. Even small business owners can find the whole business-running affair a tad overwhelming. However, PEOs would gladly take a huge load off your back, and here’s how they do it. If you’ve never heard of PEO, then maybe you’re not cut for business- no, we’re kidding. If you’ve never heard of PEO and the benefits of…

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How to Hire, Manage, and Pay Contractors and Freelancers

If you are a business owner, you know that there is a big difference between hiring full-time employees and working with contractors or freelancers. Did you know that according to a LinkedIn report, 70% of small businesses have hired a contractor or freelancer at some point? These workers are obviously a crucial part of helping the business run. However, it can be hard to not only hire them but then to know how to manage them and know exactly how to go…

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Administrative Service Organizations

For some companies, outsourcing administrative and human resources tasks may be more efficient than handling them in-house. For others it may even be necessary due to a lack of time, resources or expertise. Consider the advantages of administrative service organizations (ASO) if you want to outsource employment-related tasks.What is an ASO?Administrative service organizations provide administrative and human resources services for its clients. This is a simple way to outsource tasks that can be more efficiently handled outside the company. ASOs can provide…

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Driving HR Efficiencies With Technology

Improving workplace efficiency is about helping employees work smarter, not harder. Fortunately, in today's world, technology can help improve efficiency and productivity in the workplace—especially for HR professionals. No matter the size of the company, its needs can feel overwhelming for HR leaders, especially when they are faced with normal factors like team vacations and evolving role duties. And with many organizations increasing the use of remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic, there is increasing pressure for organizations and employees to adopt…

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