Dress codes, your appearance and your salary

Dress codes and appearance policies have a big impact on employees. In some companies, dress standards affect company culture and morale; in some cases for better and in some for worse. But beyond policies, how you are required to dress and you choose to dress influences how people view you, and likely how much money you earn.

Read more about dress by income range levels, job groups, industries and regions here.

How can our contract with Cooperative Educational Services benefit you?

Our role with CES means that public school administrators can contract with us knowing that all RFP requirements have been met and that we have been vetted and approved by this premier cooperative.  We can help you with a range of contracting and consulting services, from department policy development, staff structuring, interaction recommendations with principals and other administrators to strategies on collective bargaining and recommendations on negotiations proposals that might help with recruiting. No one else has the background, expertise or experience in all matters related to labor and employee relations and the challenges associated with running a public school district HR department.

Our suite of services covers the employee relations topics that matter the most

Interested in finally meeting all of your employee relations goals and truly making your workplace better? From collective bargaining negotiations and administration to FMLA reviews and EEOC responses, no one else has the expertise, skill and experience in all facets of the employee relations functions that matter the most to you.  And no one else can integrate these functions to meet your needs, address any concerns, and help create the environment you want.  Learn more by reading the inside of our brochure. Brochure 1.17

Federal judge halts OT rule; what does it mean?

Just ten days from the date it was supposed to take effect,  the new DOL overtime rules are on hold after a feat work sit pmderal judge granted a preliminary injunction to halt the rule.

This update from SHRM provides the basics of the legal challenge, prospects of it becoming permanent, and what employers and managers should be considering now.


Public school leaders, get ready for the upcoming bargaining season – now

Bargaining with public unions in this economy is not easy.

As you get ready to start negotiations in the Spring, get a fresh analysis of the union representing your employees, an outside perspective of your needs, and guidance and training recommendations for your team so that you negotiate the best contract possible. Starting now will pay off in a big way.

No one else can offer the bargaining expertise, HR technical knowledge, and interpersonal skills we can.