• BE AWARE OF THE EARLY WARNING SIGNS OF UNION ACTIVITIES

    BE AWARE OF THE EARLY WARNING SIGNS OF UNION ACTIVITIES

    Today maintaining employee benefit is costly enough as it is, the probability of these costs rising is very high if a union gets a grip on your company. In fact these days it is so easy for unions to keep the start of a union drive silent. Unions are embracing modern technology such as texting, e-mailing or online connection with employees to organize union drives. You should train supervisors on early stages of union activities so that you can have a better handle as the management. Here are some of the common warning signs of union activities.Increased complaints You will find that employees’ complaints will increase for no apparent... Read More

  • VENDING MACHINE LABELING RULE – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW?

    VENDING MACHINE LABELING RULE – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW?

    In the current world, people get too busy and end up eating out their homes. When you ingest food from restaurants and vending machines, you need to know what you put in your body. Although you can sometimes find nutrition information printed on the packages of food and beverages found in stores this might not be the same for food from vending machines. You would benefit more if you knew about the calories and nutrition information of foods you buy to ascertain what nutrients you consume daily. Here is what you need to know about vending machine labeling rules.Who is a vending machine operator?For vending machine owners or operators who... Read More

  • PRODUCT CONTAMINATION AND FOOD PACKAGING – INDUSTRIES BEST PRACTICES

    PRODUCT CONTAMINATION AND FOOD PACKAGING – INDUSTRIES BEST PRACTICES

    Food packaging safety is as important as the actual food stored, and this is to avoid product contamination. The sanitary of packaging tools should be considered as well since they are exposed to the development of micro-organisms that will affect both the safety and quality of the products produced. Lack of proper packaging will lead to physical damage, chemical damage or microbiological contamination.  To reduce food waste and the use of preservatives in food companies should introduce right policies in the packaging process. Here are some of the best practices to consider for food packaging to avoid product contamination.Package typesA... Read More

  • THE CANNABIS ELEMENT IN FOOD INDUSTRIES

    THE CANNABIS ELEMENT IN FOOD INDUSTRIES

    Recently the cannabis industry has been experiencing a high growth rate. The growth rate can be attributed to many factors such as legalization of cannabis in many states worldwide. Also, advancement in technology has made sure that marijuana can be infused with the food industry. Now users get to decide how they want to ingest their weed, as well as the intensity and strength of the plant. Many famous chefs have decided to venture into the weed business leaving back their five-star hotel jobs. New food startups have also sprouted because of trying to making a profit from the marijuana food industry whose popularity is exploding.Why the... Read More

  • Holiday Pay – How to Draft a Perfect Holiday Pay Plan

    Holiday Pay – How to Draft a Perfect Holiday Pay Plan

    Sometimes employees take time off from work, this might be due to various legitimate reasons, but they still have to get paid. As an employer, you need to come up with a sound measure of dealing with holidays at your business. Whether you are an employer or manager, here are some needs to know policies before drafting a holiday pay plan.Exempt employeesExempt employees are paid on a salaried or fee basis. The law requires that these employees are paid their regular salaries without interruption for business closure that extends less than one full week. Exempt employees should also not experience any disruption in their wages for holiday... Read More

  • How to Avoid Pay Disparity

    How to Avoid Pay Disparity

    Gender pay gap has been a significant problem in most firms, and it is only fair to face it head on since everyone deserves quality pay for jobs they perform. Sometimes the gender gap can be seen manifesting itself in the whole economy. This is mostly possible when women are far less likely to have lucrative professional careers as well as advancements to senior positions. Here are common errors which cause pay discrimination and how to avoid pay disparity as well as how to avoid major pitfalls.Common errors which cause pay discriminationNegotiation – women, have to do more negotiations to get what they want and hence reduce the pay gap.... Read More