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Revolving Door of Talent

Quits are on the Rise: Do You Have a Revolving Door of Talent?

In May, the US Economy added 223,000 jobs and national unemployment reached a low of 3.8% (an 18-year low).  There were 6.6 million job openings with the number of quits at 3.6 million (a rate of 2.4%). When the economy and job market were weak during the recession, workers were… Read More

Vermont Labor Law Poster Update

A newly enacted law in Vermont provides certain workplace protections for victims of crimes.  The Vermont Human Rights Commission published the Vermont Protections for Victims of Crime notice, which adds language to include crime victims under the list of protected classes for Vermont’s Fair Employment Practices Act and thus protects… Read More

Tax Cuts and Job Act (TCJA) Executive Pay

Don’t Fly Blind with Your Executive Compensation Under the TCJA

One often neglected area when employers review their current employee pay plans against changes under the Tax Cuts and Job Act (TCJA) is executive compensation.  Two types of remuneration in particular that are frequently used by employers to attract, retain and provide monetary performance incentives for their executives, c-suite and… Read More



Maine Labor Law Alert: New Posting Requirement

The Maine Department of Labor has issued an update to its Labor Law Posting requirements.  The change includes a Stop Human Trafficking notice, which will become a mandatory posting requirement effective August 2, 2018.  The revision date for the posting is May 24, 2018. A copy of the new posting… Read More


Skilled Labor Workers

6 Tips for Recruiting in the World of Skilled Labor Shortages

While a low unemployment rate can create a great boost for the economy and thus strong business growth, for many employers it also translates to trouble in finding enough workers to keep up with growing business demands.  After decades of pushing would-be workers entering the workforce toward a career paths… Read More


Employer Questions 2018 W4

The 2018 IRS Form W-4 Has Been Released. Now What Should Employers Do?

On February 28th, the IRS released the much-anticipated Form W-4 for 2018.  The updated form incorporates changes based upon the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act legislation passed in December 2017 with a number of provisions that went into effect January 1, 2018, including an overhaul of the withholding tax… Read More