Tip Reporting 101

PART ONE: TIPPED EMPLOYEES AND TAKING TIP CREDIT Did you know that violating the Department of Labor’s rules and regulations regarding tip credits can be costly and include back wages, liquidated damages, and in some cases, civil money penalties? An employee cannot simply work for tips! This is a big misconception and causes frequent violations

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Hiring and Retention During COVID: Your Questions Answered

How have hiring practices changed during social distancing? Employers have had to get creative with both the interview and talent acquisition processes. When hiring or returning employees to work, businesses are rethinking what skills are critical to their organization; how to make do with a smaller staff, or how to keep everyone on the payroll

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Help Our Local Restaurants Come Back

On April 23, 2020, The New York Times published a heartrending piece on the closing of Prune restaurant in New York City. Prune chef and owner Gabrielle Hamilton shared a sentiment that hit home to me, as I’m sure it does for many. “Everybody’s saying that restaurants won’t make it back, that we won’t survive.

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Patti Pannell Participates in “COVID-19 – What Small Business Employers Need to Know about the CARES Act & the FFCRA” Webinar

The webinar, “COVID-19 – What Small Business Employers Need to Know about the CARES Act & the FFCRA,” was held on April 9, 2020. Patti participated as an expert panelist and discussed the Expanded Family Leave and Paid Sick Leave provisions of FFCRA (Families First Corona Response Act) which was signed into law on March

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Gotcha Covered HR Answers Your COVID-19 Business Questions

“Uncertain” has become an appropriate descriptor for the COVID-19 world pandemic. This uncertainty applies to business owners and managers as they navigate uncharted territory when it comes to human resources procedures. Gotcha Covered HR, a New Orleans-based, women-owned business that provides HR and employment law expertise to local companies, shares some answers to frequently asked

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The Truth About First Impressions and the Hiring Process.

I’m often asked, “What’s the most important thing you have learned throughout your thirty plus year career as an HR professional?” I always respond with, “Hire the right person for the job.” Although everyone starts with that intention, some hiring managers aren’t trained in using effective interviewing and selection techniques. Additionally, the demands of their

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Patti Pannell and Stefanie Allweiss Featured in “Inside New Orleans”

Co-founders Patti Pannell and Stefanie Allweiss can be seen featured in the latest edition of “Inside New Orleans”, along with other impressive business women. Patti and Stefanie discuss how exciting and fulfilling it has been to grow Gotcha Covered HR and serve as the HR lifeline for local businesses, both large and small. With their

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Part III: Solutions for your biggest problem as a small business.

Just to recap: In our first two articles we described some of the key workforce challenges you face as a small business owner and shared the following suggestions for you to consider: Recognize that engagement is the extent to which employees commit both rationally and emotionally to something or someone in your organization, how hard

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Part II: Solutions For Your Biggest Problem as a Small Business

Just to Recap: In our last article we described some of the key workforce challenges you face as a small business owner: Most of your workforce is not engaged Turnover is costly Hiring the right person is more difficult than ever We defined engagement as the extent to which employees commit both rationally and emotionally

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GOTCHA COVERED HR ANNOUNCES THE SHIELD OF APPROVAL AWARD PROGRAM

How will the businesses of today be recognized in the future? We believe businesses that are dedicated to a respectful and positive workplace, and want to invest in their employees will have the most success in the future. Gotcha Covered Hr’s new program has the tools to help you get there. THE SHIELD OF APPROVAL

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