Cell phones are extremely handy, and they can dramatically increase employee productivity. But if your employees use them after work hours, they could be a legal nightmare.
Exempt vs. nonexempt
The rules on which employees are exempt from overtime may be complicated, but a recent court ruling highlights one simple fact:
As all HR pros know, most managers don’t get paid overtime. But, as one company recently learned the hard way, not everyone with the title of “manager” is exempt.
Americans rank in the middle of the pack compared to the rest of the world when it comes to how many hours we work in a week. So why does it feel like so many Americans are stressed and overworked?
Intermittent leave has rapidly become the No. 1 headache for HR/Benefits pros everywhere. But adding these measures to your FMLA policy will certainly ease the pain.
Hardly anyone can be certain about complying with all the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act relating to overtime and white-collar exemptions. But you can adopt good policies that protect your company from penalties if someone does make a compliance blunder.
The Department of Labor’s released new proposed regs on providing advice to participants in individual retirement plans.
Are you ready for the three most difficult conversations you’ve had in a while?
In early January, 49 states (Florida was spared) had snow on the ground. The large accumulations this winter have forced a lot of people to miss work – and called into question many companies’ time-off policies.
The Paycheck Fairness Act may have stalled in the Senate, but there’s no shortage of new bills before both houses of Congress that would amend the Fair Labor Standards Act.
With the rush of year-end in full swing and the New Year around the corner, these four important employee notifications can slip through the cracks at the start of 2009.
Doing one of these things to exempt employees will rub out their exempt status – and can make your company liable to pay them overtime compensation.
Sexual harassment prevention training is generally not HR professionals’ favorite thing. Here are some guidelines to make the experience more useful for both management and employees — courtesy of guest poster Jimmy Lin, vice president of The Network.
Flex plans and telecommuting have become essential to maintaining operations. And it’s important to remember that, while a necessity in many cases, these work options carry some thorny legal issues.
With the new year came new rules for California employers. And even if you don’t do business in the Golden State, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with these new regulations, which could wind up affecting your state sooner rather than later.
A lot of employees, especially your troublemakers (you know who they are), think they’re safe when they leave the work premises. They’re not.
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