As 2016 is quickly coming to a close, many business owners like you are finalizing their year-end budgets or preparing an inventory list for 2017. This is the perfect time of year to look into consolidating the way you buy the products you need to keep your business running smoothly.
Employment-related lawsuits have been climbing steadily for years, as have government enforcement actions and penalties for violations. So, it is more important than ever to make a commitment to protect your business by ensuring compliance with regulations governing the workplace.
As kids, Don Plunkett and his brother Jeff spent summers working in the family's Arkansas-based business. Plunkett Distributing Inc. was established in 1948 by their grandfather, who in time handed the reins over to their father. And when he retired, the siblings assumed command.
Rick Montoya, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Timber Products Company, has come full circle. After nearly two decades with another firm in the wood-products industry, he departed the business in 2008.
While most employers understand their minimum wage and overtime obligations for non-exempt employees, not everyone is familiar with the complexities of determining what time is considered compensable. This is an important distinction.