Dan Sinas

  • Dan Sinas

    Vice President Human Resources

    Personnel Resources/PRemployer/Preferred Risk Services

    Recent Posts

    Chamber of Commerce: Health Care Reform Seminar

    October 26, 2012 by PRemployer

    Dan Sinas, Vice President of Human Resources with the PRcompanies, provides Chambers of Commerce a way to inform their members of the impact Health Care Reform will have on their businesses. If you would like Dan to speak at your next Chamber event or to your Business, contact Toni Strickland.  She can be reached by phone 334.712.9939 or 800.781.3060 or by email tstrickland@premployerinc.com.  

    "Can I Sue My Employees?"

    May 18, 2012

    I recently had a conversation with a business owner who had just received an EEOC charge from one of his employees. This space does not allow for an explanation of all the details of the allegations made by the employee, but let's just say "frivolous" is an understatement. Due to the fact he received the complaint, he was now in a position of having to respond to the charges, and in that process, retain the services of an attorney to formulate a defense to the allegations. Immediately, the attorney was talking about participating in the mediation process offered by EEOC, and from there, discussing how much the owner should be willing to ...[read more]

    Oh, What a Complex Web the Wage and Hour Laws Weave…

    August 10, 2011 by Dan Sinas

    Without question, the most frequently misunderstood, and misapplied employment law is the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). This law, and associated prohibitions and requirements, provides a very complex web of rules regarding how, when, and how much employers must pay their employees. The FLSA governs such issues as proper overtime calculation, minimum wage, classification of employees, allowed and prohibited deductions from wages, compensable work time, required pay while in travel status, child labor, proper compensation for tipped employees, employment of volunteers, and many other facets of the employment relationship. The problem with the FLSA is not...[read more]

    Controlling Turnover

    June 23, 2011 by Dan Sinas

     Last year, I was asked to speak at a convention for a group of Subway restaurant franchise owners, and my topic was “Strategic Human Capital Management.” Several days after my presentation, I was contacted by one of the franchise owners in attendance who wanted to discuss how our company might help him. He was intrigued by the prospect of developing and implementing human capital strategies for his business that would help improve overall operational results and increase profits for his 22 restaurants. When I first met with him, he indicated one of his biggest cost drivers was the level of turnover his organization was experiencing, which was hovering at an average...[read more]

    Health Care Reform - The Big Fraud

    September 28, 2010 by Dan Sinas

    I was recently at a Staffing Association conference and one of the speakers was giving us an overview of how this law will impact businesses, insurers and citizens of our country. To say I was mortified would be a gross understatement. Because the original bill was over 2000 pages long, it is obvious that this space does not allow a great amount of detail regarding all the provisions of the law. However, here are just a few disturbing facts: 1. Employers will face two choices: offer health care coverage to their employees or not. If they offer coverage, but some of the employees are eligible for certain tax credits, employers will be required...[read more]

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