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Be Wary of Misclassification of Workers in Valet Parking

There is no secret that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and its state counterparts have taken an increasingly hard look at the misclassification of workers as independent contractors instead of employees. Historically, this has been an issue for some operators in the valet parking industry. Read more >>

E-Verify Offers Fast Employment Eligibility Information

Most employers know that U.S. law requires companies to employ only individuals who can legally work in the United States—either U.S. citizens, or foreign citizens who have the necessary authorization. Form I-9 is used to verify an employee’s identity and employment eligibility. Read more >>

A Timely Topic: Wage and Hour Law Compliance

In the past 10 years, there has been a virtual explosion in the amount of litigation over alleged violations of so-called “wage and hour” laws. This litigation has involved agency audits, single plaintiff cases, collective actions and class actions. Read more >>

More Wage and Hour Headaches

The parking industry and other service industries are dealing with significant increases in the minimum wage at the federal, state and local levels. Even if employees are paid above the minimum wage, these increases put pressure on parking companies to boost their wages to remain competitive and attract and retain the best employees. Read more >>

The Importance of Compliance with Wage and Hour Laws

In the past 10 years, there has been a virtual explosion in the amount of litigation over alleged violations of so-called “wage and hour” laws. This litigation has involved agency audits, single plaintiff cases, collective actions and class actions. Read more >>

The Three "Nons" in Employment Agreements

With the increase in competition and the emerging importance of intellectual property, employers should consider entering into agreements with certain categories of employees to protect the three "nons": non-disclosure, non-solicitation and non-competition. Read more >>

The Importance of Attendance and Leave Policies

In a service business like parking, owners and operators must ensure that all locations are staffed appropriately. Among other things, that means effective and lawful attendance and leave policies need to be in order so you’re not stuck without employees when you need them most. Read more >>

Executive Perspective: Adapt to Changing Priorities

Three things fundamental to our success are: integrity within our organization, consistency in service offerings, and the ability to adapt quickly to changing situations. Read more >>

Managing the Mobile Workforce

With today’s mobile workforce, finding individuals willing to go the extra mile to deliver exceptional customer service is vital to the success of Curbside’s operations. It takes a certain type of person to live a company’s brand and walk the talk. Read more >>

How-To Guides

Leveraging HR Technology

The world of HR technology, like the rest of the technological world, continues to get more complicated. From social recruiting aggregators to mobile applicant tracking systems to cloud-based human capital management systems, it’s hard to know where to start or what is right for you and your business. Read more >>

How to Hire Top Talent With Speed

If your organization’s recruitment practices have been largely dependent on posting an ad on Craig’s List, racking your brain for parking contacts and hoping for applicants from your company’s website, you’re in for a rude awakening. Read more >>

How to Build Your Bench

Successful sports team are built on more than great strategy and excellent coaching. Championship teams not only have an excellent starting line-up, but their bench is deep; rich in talent poised to provide leadership and support to the organization. Read more >>

Leveraging the CPP Credential to Develop Your Company’s Talent

What do our managers need to know in order to successfully do their jobs? How can we maximize efficiency and revenue at our locations? How do we maintain safety and compliance? How do we cultivate leadership and management talent so that we are positioned for future growth? Read more >>

Strengthen Your Team: Creating Value for Your Employees, Clients & Organization

A successful parking operation is only as good as its employees, whether they work directly with corporate clients, individual customers or in any other capacity. Retaining top talent should always be a priority under any circumstance. Read more >>

How to Train Top Talent

The parking industry is highly competitive, with sometimes very little that differentiates one company apart from another. At Park Inc., we seek out the competitive advantages that will give us an edge with potential new customers. Part of that discussion usually involves finding ways to improve our employee training. Read more >>

How to Retain Top Talent

The significant costs of turnover, including lost training investments and knowledge, unhappy coworkers, reduced productivity, and costly candidate searches, can add up if you are constantly replacing key employees. Read more >>

Keep Your Company Running Smoothly with a Smart Strategy

In any company, making employees familiar with more than one job is critical to developing the business and dealing with the unexpected. Read more >>

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