New FLSA Overtime Regulations

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Matt Tipton, owner of HR consulting firm Vanguard Results, was kind enough to speak with us on May 13 about the proposed new new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations that govern salaried employees and who qualifies for over-time. 

* We've updated all resource links below with the May 18 release of the final rule. *

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How to Survive a Layoff

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Surviving a Layoff was the phrase that I typed in Google search when I was laid off February 2015 from a local non-profit organization. Just like most people, when I was laid off I went through several emotions and questions in my mind. How am I going to pay my bills? What will people think? How do I tell my family and friends? How will I eat? What do I do next? I know these questions can be very scary, but I have good news: you will get through it. 

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Keep Your Cup Full

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As nonprofit professionals, we pour ourselves into our work to fulfill our organizations’ missions, help others, and make a difference in this world. Chances are you’ve heard the saying “You can’t pour from an empty cup, take care of yourself first.” I used to loathe this saying, thinking to myself, “How selfish is that, I just want to help others!” But through my health promotion training and professional development, I have found this statement to never be truer. It is hard to give it your all when there is nothing to give. Luckily, there are a few tips to follow to help refill your cup.

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