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What’s the best way to pay your employees?

The pros and cons of hourly vs commission, plus compensation plans in between - by Derek Christian One of the most common questions we hear from cleaning services, especially startups, is “What is the best way to pay your employees?” There are basically two options, hourly and commission rate, with some variations of the [...]

By |2020-09-25T14:06:44-05:00July 26th, 2016|Staff Management, Start Your Cleaning Business|

The top 3 online platforms for cleaning companies to recruit employees

Finding quality people requires an online marketing plan that leverages effective recruiting tools. A lot of time and attention is spent on how to market for clients but often the plan of how to market for employees is an afterthought and this is a huge mistake. Often the real limit to how quickly your company [...]

By |2016-06-09T02:06:36-05:00June 9th, 2016|Staff Management, Start Your Cleaning Business|

How will the new DOL overtime rule affect your business?

White House increases overtime eligibility by millionsThe US Department of Labor has approved new regulations governing overtime pay for salaried workers.  Effective December 1, 2016 salaried workers making less than $47,476/year ($913/week) will be entitled to time-and-a-half for work that exceeds 40 hours/week.  This is more than a 100% increase from the current threshold of [...]

By |2016-05-20T12:49:44-05:00May 20th, 2016|Minimum Wage, News, Press Release, Staff Management|

NY fourth state to add paid parental leave to employers' FMLA obligations

FMLA and paid family leave affects small businesses with 50+ employees this year or last year.While a large percentage of cleaning businesses are too small to be covered by Family and Medical Leave Act requirement, those with 50+ employees for at least 20 weeks of the year do. According to the NPR's Jennifer Ludden, "the [...]

By |2016-05-02T18:19:18-05:00May 2nd, 2016|Finance, Minimum Wage, Staff Management|

Protecting your business from employment lawsuits

Insurance that protects a business from claims made by job applicants, current employees, and former employees.For most cleaning businesses, a reliable employee is the most valuable asset the company can possess. That is why most good business owners do everything in their power to keep great employees. Once owners/managers have found these great employees, they [...]

By |2016-04-25T17:31:34-05:00April 25th, 2016|Staff Management, Start Your Cleaning Business|

Airbnb to require use of union-member cleaning services in NYC

If a deal is struck, only SEIU union-member cleaning services will be able to clean for Airbnb hosts in New York City.In what would be a ground-breaking move, Airbnb and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) are near to an agreement where only union-member cleaning companies and other home service providers will be eligible to [...]

By |2016-04-20T14:38:53-05:00April 20th, 2016|Staff Management, Technology|

Top 15 Stories of CBT’s Third Year

Even as we’re planning articles more than halfway through our fourth year, we reflect on the new shape of the cleaning industry in the past year. During our third year in publication, the leadership at CleaningBusinessToday.com has worked hard to make sure the best, relevant news for cleaning businesses is easily accessible wherever you [...]

Janitors Win Travel Time and Meal Break Lawsuit

Cleaning company ordered to pay $425,000 in missing travel time and other time and wage violationsCapital Building Services Group, based in Illinois, provided the contract janitors for several department stores in Minneapolis, MN. The stores confirmed that the group won the contracts because they could provide the lowest labor costs. The class action lawsuit won [...]

By |2016-02-24T15:00:21-05:00February 24th, 2016|Finance, Labor Audits, Minimum Wage, News, Staff Management|

"Acheiving Excellence in Cleaning Management Training" Program Made Available to All

Celebrate Earth Day 2016 with a free management training seminar at Consolidated Chemical Works. Chicago, IL – Consolidated Chemical Works (CCW), will host a half day of training for all those interested at its headquarters in downtown Chicago. “Training is integral to the success of any cleaning program” said Anthony Trombetta, Director of Sales & [...]

By |2016-01-25T18:36:23-05:00January 25th, 2016|News, Press Release, Staff Management|
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