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Dear Atty., Is Age Really Just A Number?

Attorney Pete Albrecht The “Dear Atty” column is aimed at answering employers’ legal questions that surround issues in human resources. Attorney Pete Albrecht of Albrecht Backer Labor & Employment Law, S.C. welcomes you to submit questions here for future editions of “Dear Atty.” Dear Atty., I am the Office Manager at an up-and-coming marketing firm. The owner likes ...

What Are The Costs Of Employee Turnover?

A clock hangs on an office window. Imagine writing a check for thousands of dollars to a departing employee on their last day of work. Sounds crazy, right? That may sound ludicrous, but the costs of turnover often amounts to the equivalent of giving away thousands of dollars of a company’s hard earned money. The American Management Association estimates it costs employers ...

Kim Starr Speaks About Her Book

Kim Starr Headshot On April 15, and during Autism Awareness month, I had the pleasure to speak to the law firm of Quarles & Brady, about a book I published, “Sedona’s Story”. The book chronicles my family’s efforts to help our autistic daughter, now 19, with both autism and with the spirit world. The event lasted an hour ...

Dear Atty., The Rules Don’t Apply To Me, Right?

Attorney Pete Albrecht “Dear Atty” is a column aimed at answering employers’ legal questions that surround issues in human resources. Attorney Pete Albrecht of Albrecht Backer Labor & Employment Law, S.C. welcomes you to submit questions here for future editions of “Dear Atty.”   Dear Atty., I am the human resources manager for our company. For the most ...

Dear Atty., Does ‘The Boss’ Reign Supreme?

Attorney Pete Albrecht The “Dear Atty” column is aimed at answering employers’ legal questions that surround issues in human resources. Attorney Pete Albrecht of Albrecht Backer Labor & Employment Law, S.C. welcomes you to submit questions here for future editions of “Dear Atty.”   Dear Atty., I have a brother-in-law who is kind of a know-it-all. He runs ...

Dear Atty., How Do I End The Hostility?

Attorney Pete Albrecht The “Dear Atty.” column is aimed at answering employers’ legal questions that surround issues in human resources. Attorney Pete Albrecht of Albrecht Backer Labor & Employment Law, S.C. welcomes you to submit questions for future editions of “Dear Atty.”   Dear Atty., I am the human resources manager at our company. We have a salesman, ...

Articles That We Love

Glasses rest on a computer keyboard From time to time we come across articles and infographics that might be of interest to other local businesses. As we combed through a list of noteworthy articles, these five stood out as hot topics in hiring trends, management styles and flexible solutions for employee retention. Inc.: Six Steps to Hiring (and Retaining) Great Employees ...

Dear Atty., Have I Stepped In It Deep Now?

Businessman walks on street The “Dear Atty” column is aimed at answering employers’ legal questions that surround issues in human resources. Attorney Pete Albrecht of Albrecht Backer Labor & Employment Law, S.C. welcomes you to submit questions here for future editions of “Dear Atty.”   Dear Atty., We are adding a new marketing position at our company and as ...

Kim Starr Adds Author to Her Resume

Kim Starr holds her book Sedona's Story   Kim Starr, the Vice President of Drake & Company’s Legal Division, recently published her first book titled “Sedona’s Story”. The book chronicles her family’s journey and understanding of her daughter’s autism diagnosis and Sedona’s connection with the spiritual world. Kim recently sat down to answer some questions about her writing process and what prompted ...

Your Job Applicant Wants To Break Up With You

Woman holds hand in front of camera If you stop to think about it, the hiring process is a lot like dating. At a job interview everyone dresses to impress the other person. The initial greeting is met with nerves and uncertainty before you both sit down together. You each take turns asking the other thoughtful questions about themselves while hoping the ...