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PLATINUM GROUP NEWS & VIEWS

Here in Asheville, we have one of the lowest unemployment rates in the state. To attract and keep the best employees, you have to provide perks that other potential employers won't.

A good benefit package can be the key to attracting those key employees that make your business a success. Roughly...

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Breaking News - May 18, 2016

On May 18, 2016 the Department of Labor announced the new salary threshold for certain employees to qualify as exempt from minimum wage and overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act’s White Collar Exemptions. Effective December 1, 2016, the new minimum salary level...

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Nearly a quarter of staff turnover happens within six weeks of starting employment, which wastes time and resources. When a new hire starts with your company, this will be his or her first chance to see how it operates. Clear instructions, timely responses from management, payroll and HR staff,...

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As an employer, you have a lot on your plate. Between payroll, interacting with employees, and trying to run the business, you may find yourself stretched thin and not able to commit as much time to the things that are most important. Unfortunately, when a supervisor can’t stay on top of the...

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FLSA Lawsuits on the Rise

Federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) lawsuits numbered over 7,000 in 2012 alone.  Companies such as Walmart, Staples, Merrill Lynch, JPMorgan Chase, Oracle, CVS, Tyson Foods, Lowe’s and AT&T have been subject to significant FLSA penalties.    

FLSA lawsuits don’t...

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Most human resource professionals are well aware of the Human Capital Management (HCM) movement.  The right HCM technology will streamline HR processes and save the company time and money, both of which should be considered for your ROI.

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