Head’s up! Election Day is coming, and depending on which state your facility is located, you may be required to give workers notice about their voting rights and provide paid or unpaid time off to vote.
Paid Time Off (PTO)
With a good portion of the country digging out from recent staggering snowfalls, it seems like a good time to review what rights and responsibilities employers have to employees who miss work because of inclement weather.
Don’t feel bad if you have trouble understanding the pay-docking rules laid out by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The regs are pretty murky.
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?
An increasing number (42%) of employers are making changes to their PTO, vacation and sick day policies, as employees are reluctant to take days off during the unstable times of the pandemic. As unused vacation days pile up, some employers (16%) are requiring employees to take time off to reduce the year-end build-up, according to […]
A new ruling may finally clear up a telecommuting wage-and-hour issue that’s frequently stumped HR pros.
Wage-and-hour lawsuits have become a very real headache for employers of all sizes. Now a business group is asking the Department of Labor to retool the Fair Labor Standards Act to reflect today’s economic conditions.
A recent study by the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that about 40% of the U.S. workforce, or more than 55 million people, don’t get any paid time off. That could change if a new bill before both houses of Congress is eventually passed.
The National Football League’s recent problems with domestic violence have brought a lot of attention to the subject, and some legislators are taking advantage – pushing for more employee protections and adding to companies’ administrative burdens.
How can employers prevent employee burnout?
Washington, D.C. has just passed a law requiring most companies to give employees paid time off for illness. Other states, as well as the feds, are considering similar bills.
If there’s one time of year when workers value flexible schedules, it’s got to be the holiday season.
An increasing number of companies are offering generous paid parental leave benefits to employees, and Microsoft is certainly no exception. But the tech giant recently made headlines when it unveiled a different type of paid leave benefit.
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) mandates employers to provide paid sick leave requirements in response to the coronavirus.
Here’s another version of the bills mandating paid sick and family leave many states are considering.
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