Employees

Florida minimum wage increases 15 cents

Florida minimum wage increases 15 cents

Minimum wage workers in Florida rung in the New Year with a raise of 15 cents per hour. As of Jan. 1, hourly workers in the state must be paid at least $8.25 per hour, through an annual adjustment by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (FDEO). The state wage is now $1 higher than […]

Schroeder talks management

Schroeder talks management

People are the most important asset in a company, but they are also the most time-consuming part of a manager’s work. And managers get little to no training. On average management personnel receive between six and 12 minutes of training every six months, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s the disconnect, said […]

Federal wage law extends overtime pay to millions of workers

Federal wage law extends overtime pay to millions of workers

Effective Dec. 1 federal employment law regarding overtime and wages will change dramatically, more than doubling the salary threshold for exemption from overtime pay for 4 million employees in the U.S. according to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, employers are currently required to pay time and a half […]

Tomell retires after 20 plus years with Publix

Tomell retires after 20 plus years with Publix

Most grocery stores, customers have no clue who the store manager is, and odds are aside from the occasional wall poster introducing them, they will leave without having ever seen their face. And in a corporate big box store like Publix it is even rarer, but none of that mattered to Publix Store Manager Tomell […]

Job fair offers opportunity, teaching moments

Job fair offers opportunity, teaching moments

Zamir Jones is eager to find a job and took full advantage of the opportunity to speak with potential employers at the Navarre High School Job Fair Thursday morning in the cafeteria. With 24 area businesses in attendance, Jones had plenty of options. Read the full article in the Feb. 25 issue of Navarre Press. […]

Board election for water system nears

Board election for water system nears

In the midst of the controversy swirling around Holley-Navarre Water System, an annual meeting and election of board of directors is scheduled for Jan. 19. Four seats are open on the board; three from expiring terms and one from the resignation of Will Goulet. The meeting will commence at 7 a.m. at the Board of […]