Advice from Seasoned Multi-Location Owners

Are you thinking of opening another location? There are more challenges than you can name in accomplishing this feat. From contracting negotiations, to hiring, to financial organization, to simply keeping up with another entire group of students, multiple locations can escalate activities and responsibilities. The best way to approach expansion is with knowledge. And knowledge […]

From Challenges to Smiles: Jackrabbit’s 7 Bicycles Go the Distance to Help Kids

Jackrabbit Technologies’ annual employee retreat took on a new meaning this year and all it took was a team challenge event. It just so happened that the retreat organizers on Jackrabbit’s staff, came up with an idea for a team building event called the Trike 500. While this wasn’t entirely accurate since the “cycle” involved […]

Employee vs. Independent Contractor

Determining if a worker is an employee or an independent contractor is often confusing to employers. Establishing the right classification is crucial for organizations to comply with the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The US Department of Labor (DOL), Wage/Hour Division developed an “Administrator’s Interpretation” to guide employers about the differences between an employee […]

HR Basics: Are Holiday Gifts Taxable?

QUESTION: As the holidays are approaching, we are looking for ideas for employee gifts. If we give gift cards or gift certificates, will they be taxable to the employee? What about hams and turkeys? ANSWER: Anything that equates to giving cash must be considered taxable income for the employee. This includes gift cards, gift certificates […]

Swimming and Concussions

Five to 10 percent of athletes will suffer from a concussion during any giving sporting season. Concussions can occur in all sports. The risk is just lower in some than in others. Research from the Southwest Athletic Trainers Association reveals that the most instances of concussion happen in athletes between the ages of 15 and 17. Approximately […]