The motto “a fair day's pay for a fair day’s work” has existed since the time of Franklin D. Roosevelt and has been applied to many labor situations throughout history.
The Obama Administration and Department of Labor (DOL) currently use the motto to underscore various initiatives—initiatives designed to give millions of Americans a pay raise. With the DOL's recent final ruling that implements an increase in the salary level needed to classify an employee as exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), several questions were raised for employers: What are some things you need to prepare for, from reclassification of employees to restructuring compensation systems to budgeting? What other initiatives could affect how or what amount you pay your employees?
The Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce will present a short program at no cost on Wednesday, Aug. 24, at 8:30 a.m. to address these questions. Karen Smith, member, Miller & Martin PLLC, will help Chamber members understand the new ruling and the impact on how they run their businesses, along with overtime implications for classified employees and their compensation. For more information and to register, click here.
As a small business owner, do you sometimes feel stranded alone on a desert island with no hope for rescue? Well, you’re not alone.
Your fellow small business owners on the Chamber’s Small Business Committee have developed a series of programs for 2016 that they think will help “vote you off the island.”
The second “How to Survive . . .” program will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 25, in the Chamber’s Conference Center. This dinner program features a meal followed by a presentation and question-and-answer session on a topic of interest to small business owners. The program will conclude by 6:30 p.m.
Presenter Jessica Carrasquillo, owner of Social Security Advocates, will address how to survive a partnership gone wrong, focusing on preparing for those devastating circumstances not only financially but personally as well. For more information and to register, click here.
Nestled in the heart of the Ocoee Region in Southeast Tennessee lies Cleveland/Bradley County, Tennessee. Here a small-city feeling mixes with progressive business, excellent medical, educational and cultural facilities, and thriving industry to create an ideal place to live, work, raise a family and even retire. The community offers a seasonal climate, major transportation advantages, a diversified economy, traditional family values and a natural playground set against a picturesque backdrop. What more could you want?