Mr. Bill Edwards Joins Anthros, Inc. as Director of Legal Affairs

Mr. Bill Edwards has been appointed Director, Legal Affairs for Anthros Inc. Mr. Edwards has worked closely with the Anthros team since 2005 and has believed in the Anthros vision for nearly a decade. Prior to joining Anthros Inc, Mr. Edwards served Of Counsel in the Tampa office of Broad and Cassel. Mr. Edwards was a member of the Firm’s Commercial Litigation, Corporate and Securities and Labor and Employment Practice Groups.Prior to Broad and Cassel, Mr Edwards served as General Counsel and Director of Legal Services for a national Professional Employment Organization. As a member of the executive management team, he was a decision maker for complex commercial litigation strategy, regulatory issues, employment litigation and contracts. Edwards has significant experience managing corporate, commercial and employment practices liability insurance claims. Edwards has defended clients from charges of discrimination brought before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), various human rights commissions and Occupational Safety and Health Administration. He has also represented clients in wage claims before the Department of Labor. Edwards is well-versed in labor and employment law and provides EEOC compliance training and strategic advice for the human resources departments of organizations. Edwards received his Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law and his undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, from Florida Southern College. While in college, he achieved many honors and served as commencement speaker for his graduating class. Mr. Edwards is an active member of various professional and community organizations, including FAPEO and NAPEO and has recently been selected to join the Legal Advisory Council for the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO). Edwards joins 41 other industry professionals from some... Read More

Gratitude

 Expressing gratitude to your employees does not have to cost a lot of money or take much time. Many organizations struggle with how to thank their employees for a year of hard work and dedication, particularly during times of financial difficulty. The good news is that as long as it is heartfelt, it does not have to break the bank. One way to thank your employees is to give them a little freedom during the day. If that hard working mom needs an extra hour at work to run a few errands or go Christmas shopping, the freedom to do so will go a long way. Encourage your employees to step away from their desk each month to enjoy a meal with their child at school, spend some time at the gym or even volunteer at a local charity. Encouraging personal and professional development will undoubtedly create a more inspired, engaged and happier workforce. Hosting a holiday potluck lunch at the office is another way to express gratitude toward your employees. For example, Anthros recently joined together for our first annual Thanksgiving luncheon. The company provided the turkey and team members contributed side dishes. It allowed us to take the time to sit together, share the things in our life for which we were thankful, and enjoy a meal as a family, not just as colleagues. It was cherished time together and a celebration enjoyed by all. Additional gestures of gratitude may include gifting your employees a subscription to their favorite magazine, or perhaps providing a gift certificate to the local grocery store. The monetary amount associated with the... Read More