Nicole Roder

Nicole is a freelance writer specializing in health, mental health, and parenting issues. Her work has appeared in Today's Parent, Crixeo, Grok Nation, Chesapeake Family LIFE, and the Baltimore Sun, among others.

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New Jersey Minimum Wage Increases July First

There are multiple New Jersey minimum wage increases to expect in the coming years-- the first of which starts July 1st, 2019.

Your Guide on How To do Labor Cost Allocation

Wondering how to do labor cost allocation? We’ll walk you through it. When you own a business, you have a lot of costs to consider. How much will you pay for your space, materials, and marketing, for example? One of the largest costs for most businesses labor. And as any accountant will tell you, your […]

Which Non-Discrimination Policies to Include in an Employee Handbook

There's a lot of information to fit into a company guidebook, but make sure to cover the basics first. Check out these non-discrimination policies to include in your employee handbook.

What Are the Benefits of Bringing Data Analytics to Payroll?

Am I paying my employees an appropriate salary? Without a compensation management tool, determining the answer to that question can be difficult.

What to Know About Learning and Development Programs

You've heard the buzz about learning and development programs. Here's how to implement them to increase employee retention.

Is Your Company in a State with LGBTQ Non-Discrimination Laws?

Staying on top of compliance is a full-time job. Here's an added layer: is your company in a state with LGBTQ Non-Discrimination Laws?

How Tip Credits Work (And Why it Matters So Much)

With minimum wages increasing across the country, there's one more added layer of complication. What is a tip credit and how does it work?

What Does the New Delaware Sexual Harassment Law Mean for Your Organization?

Sexual harassment laws at the state level have been cropping up all over. This is what you should know about the new Delaware sexual harassment law.

Could the Gender Wage Gap Increase with the Development of Technology?

Across the globe, we are making progress in closing the gender wage gap. Women have made significant progress in a number of industries, including business, finance, health care, and education. In fact, the annual gender wage gap report from the World Economic Forum (WEF) has found a reduction in the gap between male and female […]

Hard Skills vs. Soft Skills: What to Look for in Job Candidates

When you interview a candidate for a job, which skills are you looking for? And how do you assess hard skills vs. soft skills? That might depend a lot on the position you need to fill. Perhaps you need an employee with a Master’s Degree in your field. Maybe you’re looking for someone who can […]