Ask an HR Expert: Background Checks

Question: I was wondering if a background check is not completed for pre-employment, and a few weeks later an employee discloses that they have a warrant out for their arrest. What are the legal implications if the employers wants to now run a background check? Or is the employer liable if something happens know that […]

Ask an HR Expert: Travel Time Compensation for ‘Non-Exempt’ Employees

Question:  How should I handle travel time compensation for my ‘non-exempt’ employees? Regulations issued under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) govern whether time spent on travel is working time and therefore must be compensated. Texas employers must abide by these federal regulations.  In addition, Colorado law provides that all travel time spent at the […]

Ask an HR Expert: Posting Requirements for Remote Workers

Posting Requirements for Remote Workers We are a property management company and have maintenance workers who travel to different properties and who visit the central office periodically (not regularly). The maintenance workers are the only employees who visit or work from these property locations. Do we have to post the federal and state notices at […]

Ask an HR Expert: Holiday Office Party Tips

What to Know About Holiday Office Parties   Q: Do you have any tips on avoiding potential legal pitfalls with company Holiday parties? A: Tis the season for many employers to host a holiday party to cultivate employee engagement and spread holiday good cheer. Such parties can motivate employees and serve as a thank you […]

PODCAST: Identifying Risks – Practical HR Tips for Managers

Being an HR professional today means dealing with a continually changing landscape of federal, state and local regulations. With laws governing what information you can include in a job advertisement and the questions you can ask during an interview, the responsibilities of compliance begins well before you make your first hire. Further, as our guest […]

eESI Week’s Best – Dec 9 – No Govt Shutdown (For Now) – CVS, Aetna, and the Future of Healthcare – Tech Megatrends

Future Jobs & Benefits | Banking Security | Tech Trends eESI Week’s Best for the week ending December 8 includes a look at McKinsey’s predictions for the future of work. We also consider the impact of the CVS-Aetna combination on employer-sponsored health benefits. In technology news, another security flaw–this time in banking. Plus, we share […]


Wall Street Highs | Cybersecurity | Employee Engagement | Future HR | Harassment Prevention | Parental Leave Trends eESI Week’s Best for the week ending December 1 takes a look at Wall Street’s response as the GOP’s tax plan progresses through Congress. We also look at how businesses can prevent cyber crimes, improve employee engagement, […]


New Visa Rules | Hiring & Benefits | Cybersecurity | Form 5500 Updates eESI Week’s Best for the week ending November 24 takes a look at trends in hiring and benefits and how to handle cybersecurity (and what not to do, Uber). Plus, the DOL’s release of updated Form 5500 series documents.   New Visa […]

eESI Week’s Best – Nov 17 – The Tax Bill | Tips for Top Talent Recruiting | New IRS 2018 Limits | Medical Marijuana

  The Latest on the Tax Bill | Tips for Landing Top Talent | Secrets for Success |  2018 Compliance Tips | Managing Medical Marijuana Laws   eESI’s Week’s Best for the week ending November 17 includes an update on the progress of Congress’s tax reform bill. Plus, tips on how to find and keep […]

How to Avoid Financial Stress This Holiday Season – eESI Discount Shopping and FinFit

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! 94% of Americans celebrate Christmas, including a majority of non-Christians; and, the average American spends $804 on gifts, and 56% shop for discounts. In spite of the discount shopping, however, 46% of Americans feel ‘stressed’ financially over the gift-buying.  At eESI, we’ve developed two programs to help our clients and […]