Author: Katie Layendecker

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Books We Read: Linchpin Part 1

As part of OpenSesame’s internship program, our company is reading Linchpin: Are you Indispensable? by Seth Godin. Every Wednesday the company (including our remote workers over Google Hangout!) comes together to discuss chapters of the book and how they apply to our work at OpenSesame and our future careers. The goal of this exercise is… Read more »

INFOGRAPHIC: OSHA Violations and Training Fines

Keeping workers safe on the job is an important consideration for employers. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), part of the Department of Labor, works to assure safe working conditions for employees by both creating and enforcing standards and providing training, education, outreach, and assistance. OSHA sets forth flexible requirements surrounding training; it is up… Read more »

Pros and Cons of Live Chat for your Website

An increasing number of consumers are bypassing traditional customer service mediums (i.e. phone, email) and opting for channels like Twitter and live chat due to the faster, more personal nature of the communication. While successes on these mediums can mean lots of attention via positive tweets and posts, it can also mean a big committment… Read more »

Maternity Leave Compliance and FMLA

Maternity leave policies have become a hot topic as more women are contributing a significant amount of a family’s monthly income. A recent study by the Pew Research Center found 40% of households now have women as the sole or primary source of income. As a result, companies need to be aware of their responsibilities… Read more »

What is the Fair Labor Standards Act?

The Wages and Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) was passed by Congress in 1938 to create a minimum standard of living for wage-earners, including a minimum wage, increased pay for overtime work, and regulations on child labor. What Employers Should Know If your business or enterprise meets the following criteria, your employees are covered by… Read more »