Melveen Stevenson is the CEO and founder of M.S.Elemental, LLC, a human resources and business advisory firm based in Los Angeles, California. As a certified HR professional with a background in accounting and finance, she helps companies to navigate the human resources “jungle” of compliance, human capital, and leadership challenges. By using an encompassing business approach, she helps to strengthen the infrastructure of organizations from the inside out, specifically through management, operations, training, and engagement. Upon graduating from the University of Hawaii at Manoa where she studied accounting, Melveen began her career at a large international accounting firm, then international banking. After completing her MBA degree at Michigan State University’s Eli Broad Graduate School of Management, she embarked upon her human resources career, drawn by the desire to support and drive organization success through human capital. She has held leadership positions in human resources operations, supply chain, and talent management at international companies in food manufacturing, medical products, and consumer products. She has also worked internationally. Melveen is certified through the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM-SCP) and the Human Resources Certification Institute (SPHR). In addition, she is certified in Extended DiSC®and is a Certified Holistic Health Practitioner.
To strengthen the value of human resources in any company, HR professionals need to know the language of business, and that includes the financial components that have traditionally measured business progress and success. This course is designed to help you do just that. Even if you’ve never taken an accounting or finance course, this webinar will give you the foundational understanding you need to im..
California statutes pertaining to meal and rest periods for non-exempt employees are one of the more confusing topics in today’s business environment. This course is designed to provide you with a practical foundation for understanding the law. It includes guidelines for how to properly create and administer your own meal and rest period policy. Or, if your company already has its own policy, then this info..
Overtime rules are nothing new. We know that certain employees must be paid overtime rates when working more than forty hours per week. Other workers are not subject to overtime rules. What is very possibly changing, however, is the Department of Labor’s salary basis that contributes to the delineation between these groups. Currently, exemptions for workers of overtime rates under the Fair Labor Standards A..
Any HR professional knows that a major part of their responsibility is keeping the company’s personnel files organized – for many legal reasons, but also it helps to keep your operations go smoothly. Just as important, it helps keep you organized so you won’t derail or become distracted during your already busy day.This course will give you a framework for your recordkeeping and employee-related retention s..
Independent Contractors: Issues, Practices, and Steps to Successfully and Legally Staff Your Company
Companies meet their staffing needs by using a variety of arrangements. Besides the hiring of traditional employees, employers can use contingent employees such as temporary employees, seasonal employees, and leased workers hired through temporary staffing agencies. A growing number of companies are leveraging independent contractors, especially because a larger percentage of the workforce is preferencing "..
It Smells and It’s Making Me Sick: Employer Responsibility Around Fragrance and Odor Sensitivity and Workplace Accommodation
When the subject of workplace accommodations comes up, most managers and supervisors think about the more common situations such as an employee recovering after surgery. Or perhaps, they recall an employee who had an ongoing physical – and mostly visible - disability. These days, however, employees are approaching their employers with health problems triggered and perpetuated by odor and fragrance sensitivi..
Any HR professional knows that there is never a lack of work in their department. From replying to an employee’s question about benefits to following-up with a manager on how to best restructure her department, there seem to be fewer hours in the day to accomplish all the tasks that HR needs to do. And this is the perfect reason why it makes sense to stop, assess, and understand what highly successf..