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A Young Guy Looks at Wellness & Aging

by Andrew SzczesniakMarch 4, 2013 9:30 AM

Recently, I turned 48. Forty years ago, the age of 48 looked and sounded ancient. When I hit my 30s, it no longer seemed so old. I’ve been seeing a lot of stories recently about people I know or know of who are dying in their 50s and 60s. As I look at my two daughters, I grow more concerned about the prospect of only being on this planet for another 10-15 years.

Every morning I curse my 4:55 a.m. alarm when it wakes me so I can meet my buddy Kurt for our 6 a.m. workout. Having a workout partner helps on those cold Cleveland mornings — and there are many! However, as I was making that trek in to work out, I thought how lucky I was to be working for a company that values employee wellness the way GMS does.

Healthy Employees are Productive Employees

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Grab Bag

Work Hard, Play Hard: Your PTO Policy

by Samantha ShymchykFebruary 22, 2013 1:58 PM

Your PTO Policy

When an employee calls to say they woke up feeling like death warmed over, do you have to tell them to drag their butt to work because your company doesn’t have a Sick Time Policy? Or when you receive vacation requests, do you have to think twice about how to track it because your Time Off Policy is so complex? Unfortunately, many would answer yes to these questions because of inefficient Paid Time Off (PTO) Policies.

 

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Benefits

Liability Expands Under FLSA

by Andrew SzczesniakFebruary 12, 2013 9:05 AM

Virtually every company in America is bound by the Federal Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA).

This law "regulates the status of employees (versus independent contractors) and provides for a minimum wage and overtime unless the employee meets an exempt classification." However, the scope of this law is not simply limited to employees’ wages.

Protecting Whistle Blowers

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Benefits | Payroll

Is Recruiting a Good Use of Your Time?

by Kurt SchlassFebruary 7, 2013 9:10 AM

In a former life I was a general manager. A large part of my position was screening and interviewing potential new hires. This important yet time-consuming process included:

  1. Phone screening
  2. Background checks
  3. Scheduling initial interviews
  4. Clearing my schedule to make time for interviews
  5. Conducting interviews

...you get my point.

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