What we do at Modern Business Associates, Inc. (MBA) is solve
problems. We solve problems in the areas of human resources;
the tasks related to having employees, including workers’ comp,
risk, employee benefits and payroll.
Most likely you didn't go into business to manage these HR
tasks. Yet chances are, if you’re a typical business owner, too
much of your valuable time is spent on these non-revenue generating
chores. Every day, MBA helps business owners, like you, focus on
what you do best, while we take care of the HR and employee-related
MBA’s scalable, customized technology-based services are
designed to flex and grow with you as your business grows. This
includes access to our team of licensed employment and labor law
attorneys who offer you a level of expertise which would be
cost-prohibitive or even impossible for you to otherwise obtain.
One of our greatest measures of success is your
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Jan 17, 2018
It is the grand opening of your newest, and third store. Business has been great in your other two stores, and you can’t imagine why this location would not skyrocket to success like the others...
Dec 12, 2017
On November 2, 2017, the IRS updated its Questions and Answers on Employer Shared Responsibility Provisions Under the Affordable Care Act webpage. The section of the webpage dealing with Making...
Nov 16, 2017
When it comes to dealing with damage to, or loss of, company property, business owners regularly ask whether they can pass that expense on to the employee. Making incremental deductions from an...
Oct 5, 2017
The Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) of 1993 allows eligible employees to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons. This Act, which applies to covered...
Sep 7, 2017
Managing employees is a significant piece of the normal course of business. However, often times handling the “people” part of the job happens fluidly rather than through an established process....
Jul 27, 2017
Earlier this year, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) launched its commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA). The ADEA...
Jul 6, 2017
Conflicts in the workplace are natural and inevitable, but also downright disruptive. They delay the decision making process, reduce productivity, increase turnover, and decrease overall...
Jun 9, 2017
Tipping practices and minimum wage laws vary from state-to-state. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the tipping rules are pretty straightforward and the consequences for violating them...
Apr 26, 2017
It is inevitable that in any business with employees, there will be workplace incidents and injuries. Though safety may be one of the least glamorous aspects of operating a business, proper...
Mar 31, 2017
One of the greatest risks of financial exposure for a franchisee owner is the risk of class and collective action litigation. Particularly, there is increasing focus and attention on collective...
Mar 20, 2017
January 22, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) issued a new version of the Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification (“Form I-9”). The updated Form I-9, dated November...
Feb 1, 2017
Each year business owners and their teams hold strategic planning sessions to assess the previous year and implement growth and development plans for the New Year. Focusing on profits, losses,...
Dec 23, 2016
On November 22, 2016, Judge Amos L. Mazzant, III, federal judge for the Eastern District of Texas, issued a preliminary injunction on a nationwide basis that prevented the Department of Labor’s...