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New Mexico Minimum Wage Update

New Mexico Minimum Wage Update

Based upon the Federal government’s stagnant minimum wage (it’s been $7.25/hour for a decade, people), many states have elected to legislate their own increases. New Mexico is one of those states. However, until recently, it maintained its $7.50/hour minimum wage for almost a decade as well.

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Human Resources: Where We Take the “Family” Out of the Family Business

Human Resources: Where We Take the “Family” Out of the Family Business

Family-owned or controlled businesses are a cornerstone of the United States economy making up about 90% of all U.S. businesses and generating over 50% of the Gross National Product. However, less than one third of family businesses survive the transition from first to second generation ownership, and another 50% don’t survive the transition from second to third generation.

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Keep Telling Yourself That

Keep Telling Yourself That

There’s no question that your top performers are somewhat critical to the success of your business, but what happens when Second Coming Steve is accused of FMLA interference and retaliation by Wilma With Child after he publicly shames her for her upcoming [super sarcastic air quotes] “BABY vacation,” you know, “while the rest of us will be stuck here working our butts off?”

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Tidying Up Your HR Practices

Tidying Up Your HR Practices

Unless you have been hiding under a rock, or maybe a pile of magazines you have been saving since 1972 (hmmm, hoarder jokes really aren’t that funny are they?), you have heard of Marie Kondo and her Netflix series, Tidying Up…

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2019 New Year’s Resolutions for Leaders (Not Bosses)

2019 New Year’s Resolutions for Leaders (Not Bosses)

Buh-bye bosses; welcome leaders! Gone are the days of the “boss man” saying, “Whiney Whitney should just feel lucky to have a job;” “If Family Guy Frank really cared about his job, he would be working this weekend, not coaching his kid’s soccer game;” and my personal favorite, “But Creepy Carl is our top seller and Reporting Rachel is just being oversensitive!”

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Holiday Parties – How to have festive fun without HR horror?

Holiday Parties – How to have festive fun without HR horror?

Human Resources can certainly come off as the “fun police,” particularly around the holidays. Please understand that your HR team wants nothing more than to be the ambassadors of holiday hugs and warm fuzzies, HOWEVER while you are fa la la la laughing at Comical Carey’s rather colorful white elephant gift your HR team is watching the look of indignation creep across Litigious Lisa’s face.

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