Running and operating a business in the spa and wellness industry can keep anyone super busy. The day-to-day tasks alone are enough to take up most of your valuable time. When it comes to staying compliant, and knowing what specific rules may apply to your business…sometimes the details and procedure needs can get a little lost in everything else going on.
Here are a few reminders on what you can do with keeping up on being compliant.
Review hiring procedures to ensure they comply with your specific state’s laws. Make certain everyone involved in the hiring process is properly trained and that they know who to approach if they have a question or issue. Remember, some states have strict laws limiting employer inquiries about an applicant’s criminal, credit or salary history.
Create/update job descriptions and make sure that you identify the roles, responsibilities and qualifications for each position. Don’t forget to include reporting structure, exempt/non-exempt status, required skills and essential functions, including any physical requirements. You also need to state that your company reserves the right to change job duties at any time and that the job description is not designed to cover all of the position’s requirements.
Review job classifications to determine whether a worker is an employee or independent contractor according to the proper federal and state tests. Make sure all employees are properly classified as non-exempt (eligible to receive overtime) or exempt (meets job duties, salary basis and minimum threshold tests) according to the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) minimum wage and overtime requirements.
Keep current on Department of Labor rules regarding overtime and continue to evaluate your employees’ FLSA status and classifications as exempt/non-exempt.
Create/update your employee handbook. If you don’t have one, create one to help you communicate company policies to employees, set expectations and demonstrate your effort to comply with applicable laws. If you already have one, you should review it annually for any necessary updates.
Make sure you’re complying with the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). The NLRA regulates employer practices and policies regarding employee rights to work together to improve wages and working conditions. Focus on ensuring your policies don’t infringe on your employees’ Section 7 rights.
Develop/review your performance plan to help you communicate employee goals, assess achievement and reward top performers. At a minimum, you should evaluate employee performance annually.
Review record-keeping practices to ensure your compliance with federal, state and local laws. Some rules require that you store certain records in separate, confidential files, including: Any information reflecting that an employee is a member of a protected group (race, gender, ethnicity or veteran status) • Any document that relates to an employee’s medical condition or overall health
We hope that you find this information helpful.
In addition, our partner, ADP®, can help you with your day-to-day payroll and HR tasks and free up more of your time to focus on your business and your customers. Want to learn more?
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The facts about the fizz
In need of some “me time” without having the time or the money for a spa day? Just take a hot bath! But not just any hot bath – we found something that will take your relaxation to a whole new level.
Cannabinoid-infused salt soak provides a new and elevated experience for you to soothe and soak the stress away. Combining the therapeutic properties of CBD with the mental and physical relief that come from hot baths, your self-care routine will be unstoppable.
How does it help?
Well, it’s fairly simple. The classic bath bomb created with soaps, glitter, soothing essences, bubbles, and Epsom salts are now becoming infused with concentrated CBD oils.
CBD topical oil treatments create a unique and positive interaction with the endocannabinoid system (ECS). A full body immersion in salts rich in powerful minerals such as magnesium and potassium with the multiple benefits of CBD enhances your overall relaxation experience and will boost your in-home spa regimen.
First, CBD has significant anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and neuroprotective traits meaning it protects and preserves the skin from free radical damage caused by UV rays and environmental pollutants. The oil then moisturizes and nourishes your skin to prevent aging and fine lines. CBD can also reduce intense pain caused by inflammation in the joints and muscles throughout the body, which is especially useful for highly-active individuals because CBD quickens the healing of injured connective tissue. Finally, CBD is known to treat anxiety disorders, aiding in relief from both physical and mental stress.
Bringing each of these properties into play as supplements to a soothing hot bath can only prove to be a deeply relaxing experience.
Will I get high?
Absolutely not! While you may feel dazed from the overwhelming calmness of the bath, CBD is non-psychoactive and will not get you high. THC is the psychoactive compound in cannabis that gives the intoxicating effects.
Bathing rituals in ancient times were believed to be an important part of one’s self care. Experience a new all natural way to relieve your mental and physical stress and start your search for a quality CBD Salt Soak
right away! Know your source; only use products that are lab produced and verifiably, third party tested.
Stay tuned for even more amazing CBD discoveries!
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