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The Department of Labor (DOL) has recently increased penalties by more than $500 for failure to display workplace labor law posters under final rules that were published in the Federal Register on January 18 and January 31. The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law (EEO) penalty went into effect on March 2, the maximum posting… Read more »

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This month we’d like to celebrate Christie Golden as our December Expert Spotlight! Christie joined our team in February as the Payroll Assistant, where she remains today. “I started working in retail sales in 2002 in Dothan, AL, and continued working in that industry for about   11 years. The majority of that time was… Read more »

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We hear a lot about the skills gap, but what if we’re really facing more of what the Wisconsin Technology Council is calling a quantity gap? Tom Still, president of the council, wrote in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel in October there aren’t enough young workers to take the place of baby boomers who are retiring at a… Read more »

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DO NOT SEND YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER IN ANY EMAIL CORESPONDANCE TO US.   When will W-2’s be issued? All 2017 W2’s will be electronic and will be available on the employee and client portals on or before January 31, 2018.    How can I get my address changed? Employees can change their own address… Read more »

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Personnel Resources recently hosted LifeSouth at our corporate office and invited the entire staff to give blood. Almost two dozen employees donated, potentially saving the lives of 66 people! Thank you to all who gave blood and to LifeSouth for working so hard to make it happen! It truly saves lives!      

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As both a recruiter and an employer, I see a diverse group of applicants come through my door, and there is one trait the most successful all have in common: a firm grasp and display of soft skills. I know you’ve heard the term “soft skills” tossed around the last few years, about how the… Read more »

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The Sandi McCool Champions of Hope is a 5-K, 10-K and half marathon competitive race, 1-mile Spirit Walk and DPF Kids Zone community breast cancer awareness event staged annually by the Southeast Alabama Medical Center Foundation. Each year sponsors, runners, walkers, survivors and their families and friends gather to raise money and awareness about the… Read more »

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Floridian employees who make minimum wage can expect a bump in their paychecks come Jan. 1. The minimum wage for 2018 will be $8.25 per hour, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity announced Friday. That’s up from $8.10 this year. Minimum wage for tipped employees is also increasing from $5.08 to $5.23 per hour.  

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Our October Expert Spotlight is on a key team member here at Personnel Resources, Mrs. Anna Brooke Phillips! Anna Brooke celebrated her 11 year anniversary with PR last month, and over the past decade she has taken on many different important roles. Payroll, benefits, recruiting, you name it—Anna Brooke has done it all. She is… Read more »

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Floridian employees who make minimum wage can expect a bump in their paychecks come Jan. 1. The minimum wage for 2018 will be $8.25 per hour, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity announced last Friday. That’s up from $8.10 this year. Minimum wage for tipped employees is also increasing from $5.08 to $5.23 per hour.