If you’ve got an employee who takes FMLA leave, you may have to check in with him or her occasionally. But be careful not to cross this line.
Hours of Work
There are no federal regs requiring employers to give workers time off to vote. But your state laws may well do so. Are your managers prepared to shuffle staff to cover Nov. 2?
Do you know how to calculate overtime pay for this employee without running afoul of the FLSA? Here’s the scenario: You pay a non-exempt employee who travels a lot on the job one rate for in-office work and another, reduced rate for when he’s merely on the road traveling and not doing normal work. Calculating […]
Companies change. Their size changes. Their businesses change and get updated. Then shouldn’t their employee handbooks change and get updated? You can do it, and even get help doing it, without breaking the bank.
Every year at this time, scores of employers lose countless hours of work time and obscene amounts of money because of a little thing called March Madness, the start of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. But this year, employers are a little less likely to take the usual “Well, what can we do?” approach.
There’s good employee-benefit legislation, and there’s bad employee-benefit legislation. You can make the call on this one.
Just a reminder: It’s not just the feds who are on the lookout for wage and hour violators — it’s state authorities, too.
The arrival of Hurricane Dorian — and the dreaded aftermath — has a lot of employers wondering about HR challenges that come along with natural disasters. FLSA and FMLA compliance is a big concern at times like this, and employment lawyer Kara Maciel answered some common questions HR pros have when disaster strikes. Wage and […]
A labor union and its apprenticeship program will pay $1.65 million to settle part of a race discrimination suit that was first filed in 1971 — and will continue.
As a one- or two-person shop wearing multiple hats in addition to HR — payroll and workplace safety are probably under your wing as well — protecting your time is a constant challenge. That includes not reinventing the wheel when it comes to the hundreds of forms you work with during a year. The good […]
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