American labor unions have been labeled many things over the years; from the support system for common interests of blue-collar workers to the bane of employer's existence. Over the last 70 years, the number of labor unions has decreased from 35 percent to 11 percent, with most unions existing in … [Read more...] about American Labor Unions – Laws and How To Protect Your Rights as An Employer
Seven Restaurant HR Challenges to Overcome Entrepreneurs open restaurants because they have a love of food, or a cooking talent they want to share with the world. Restaurants are often a labor of love but, if there is a lack of attention relating to the human resource aspects of the business, this … [Read more...] about Seven Restaurant HR Challenges to Overcome
We have to have a holiday party... right? The holiday season is approaching, and you want to reward your employees for their hard work with a holiday party. But given the risks and liabilities associated with them, it may be time to consider if a holiday party is right for your company. Is a … [Read more...] about The Company Holiday Party: Yes or No Way?
Owning and managing restaurants comes with many responsibilities such as handling costs, knowing competitors, creating new menu offerings, narrowing down vendors, pricing, and the list goes on. This can make it easy to overlook some of the HR related matters that can lead to overall successful … [Read more...] about Top 6 HR Restaurant Issues
In our company-wide Summer Kickoff meeting last month, we were honored to have Tabitha Mpamira-Kaguri speak to the StratEx team. Tabitha is the founder of EDJA, a non-profit organization whose mission is to combat child abuse, sexual assault & domestic violence in Sub-Saharan Africa. EDJA … [Read more...] about StratEx Serves: The EDJA Foundation and Global Citizen Award
The Illinois Secure Choice Savings Act was adopted in 2015 and is finally set to begin implementation in November of 2018. Unless it isn't. In an eleventh hour move, on August 14, 2018, Illinois Governor Rauner issued an amendatory veto to the bill which would have a large impact if passed. … [Read more...] about Primer: Illinois Secure Choice Savings Act
As presidential administrations come and go, Congress continues to attempt (and so far fail) to pass sweeping immigration reform. Immigrants, both naturalized and here on work visas, make up more than 17% of the American workforce, with an estimated additional 5% of the workforce working … [Read more...] about Immigration Compliance for Employers in the Trump Era
On June 23rd, a group of StratExians volunteered through Chicago Cares for their 25th anniversary Serve-a-thon. Each year, the Chicago Cares Serve-a-thon draws 6,000+ volunteers from throughout the Chicagoland area, and for the second consecutive year, a group of StratExians joined the … [Read more...] about StratEx Serves Joins Serve-a-thon