June 2018
HR & Safety News, Insights, and Updates  
Can a 17-Year-Old Work at a Construction Site? 

With the shortage of construction labor (skilled and unskilled) in Florida and the beginning of the summer, construction employers are looking at any and all available labor sources. Is your company looking to hire a high schooler this summer?  Click for full article outlining the Florida child labor and federal restrictions that apply.
Three Steps to Write Irresistible Job Postings

You have 2-3 seconds to attract an eyeball to your open position.  Your first chance to make a big impression and begin the engagement process is with your job posting. It's your initial contact with a job seeker, so don't waste it. Here are some tips and recommendations for taking your regular effort up a notch.  Read more ... make your company irresistible!
June 14 is Flag Day

On June 14, 1777 the Continental Congress created a new flag design that featured the 13 white stars in a circle on a field of blue. And, then 13 red and white stripes. The original flag was claimed to be made by Philadelphia seamstress, Betsy Ross. The stars represents the constellation of the State rising in the West. The blue background stood for the virtues of vigilance, perseverance and justice.  The stars were in a circle to represent the the perpetuity of the Union.  The 13 stripes stood for the 13 original colonies.  The color red symbolized the newly formed country's defiance and daring.  The white symbolized purity and liberty. Read how to display the U.S flag.
Dollar General Settles Sex Harassment Lawsuit by EEOC

Oxford, MS ( May 22, 2018) - A subsidiary of Dollar General will pay $70,000 to settle an EEOC lawsuit over sexual harassment committed by a store manager. He  subjected a female sales associate to unwanted sexually laced comments, text messages, and gestures. Other female employees had previously complained about the same manager, and the harassment continued. Dollar General continued to employ the manager for several months after the sales associate's initial complaint.  To settle the lawsuit, Dollar General agree to training and reporting actions. Read here. #Metoo
Is your Business Hurricane ready?

June 1st is the official start of Hurricane season. Hurricanes generate a series of threats to lives and property - including threats posed to buildings and equipment by high winds, storm surge and flooding. The Small Business Administration checklist will help your small business prepare for a hurricane's effect on your operations by highlighting activities you should undertake before, during, and after a hurricane. More emergency preparedness advice is available at the website www.preparemybusiness.org.  
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