Are You Tracking These Common Employee Relations Issues?

LaborSoft

If you own a business or are a HR manager, maintaining unified employee relations is integral to your company’s success. Though you may constantly try to have a finger on the pulse of your company, you know that a plethora of unexpected problems can pop up on a dime. While this is inevitable, the key to dealing with common employee relations issues is having a plan and multiple supports in place so that when issues do arise, they can be addressed swiftly and effectively.

7 ways a PEO can help you manage your employee-related to-dos

Insperity

The more time you spend managing employee issues, the less time you have to run your business. But by ignoring your employer responsibilities to employees, you could cause a rift in your workforce and create potentially costly legal battles. Your simple employee relations issue just escalated. Other employees are now complaining that Joe is very careless around equipment in the warehouse. An employee requests leave.

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Top 5 challenges in employee relations and how you can address them

TalenX

WHAT ARE EMPLOYEE RELATIONS? Employee Relations is not just a term, nor it only means relationships between employers and employees. It refers to an organization’s efforts to create and maintain a positive relationship with its employees. Companies that invest in employee engagement and retention plans are more likely to keep employees loyal and productive at work. TOP 5 COMMON EMPLOYEE RELATIONS CHALLENGES.

Wage and Hour lessons- Damn this stuff gets complicated!

OmegaHR Solutions

The important factors in wage and hour lawsuits are time and money. Finding the right balance is a matter of knowing the rules. Rather than subjecting you to my writing today I am going to expose you to the writing of four excellent attorneys who also write great blog posts. The common theme to these four posts is wage and hour issues. This is important with the new exempt regulations looming on the near horizon.

Should HR Give Employees Advice – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

Let’s face it, human resources professionals often know personal things about their employees, like how much money they make. As a result, it can be tempting to want to help employees tap into community resources. That’s not a bad thing, if it’s done the right way. I work in employee relations/training department for an organization in the human services/non-profit field. Heather is an employment attorney and regular contributor at HR Examiner.

Employee Access to Payroll Records – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

One of the departments that HR works closely with is payroll. Either way, HR and accounting need to partner so employees aren’t confused. My company uses a website to ‘give’ employees electronic access to their paycheck stubs, rather than issue paper. Since being hired, I’ve complained several times that the system doesn’t recognize me, and I can’t see my paycheck stubs. No one in the payroll office seems willing or able to assist.

5 Things to Know About The Yelp Employee Who Got Fired Complaining About A Living Wage in San Fran.

The HR Capitalist

A Yelp employee recently got fired for writing a post taking her company and CEO to task for not paying her better so she could live in the Bay Area. Here's your summary from The Washington Post : "The Yelp employee who said she was fired after she blogged about the financial pressures she felt while working for the multibillion-dollar business said Monday that her breaking point came one night when she went to sleep — and woke up "starving" two hours later.

Asking Employees for Reimbursement After They?ve Departed ? Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

Today’s reader note is about a company that’s doing something really nice for employees and ends up with a huge dilemma on their hands. Our company takes all employees (along with their family, significant other, friend, etc.) to Disney for the weekend. While this is not a mandatory event, we hope all employees will attend. Last year almost 80 percent of all employees joined us). The employee buys their own airfare and we reimburse them.

6 Ways a PEO Can Help You Manage Your Employee-Related To-Dos

Insperity

The more time you spend managing employee issues, the less time you have to run your business. But ignoring your employee-related responsibilities could cause a rift in your workforce and create potentially costly legal battles. Your simple employee relations issue just escalated. Other employees are now complaining that Joe is very careless around equipment in the warehouse. An employee requests leave.

HR Trends for 2021

Astron Solutions

Despite all the uncertainty in the world, you have been a positive constant for Astron. As per Astronology® tradition, our last article of the year will be our thoughts on possible HR trends and hot topics for the incoming year. Changes to the traditional 401(k) plan.

This Is What Companies Do When They Are Getting Kicked by Entry-Level Turnover.

The HR Capitalist

Let''s say you''re an HR leader responsible for recruiting and retention in some entry-level parts of your company, and your turnover rate is the death of a thousand cuts. but most months are grim when you look at turnover in those entry level positions. Aetna recently decided to write the check to try and buy their way out of a turnover problem. More from the Harford Courant : "Aetna CEO Mark T. That is the nature of innovation versus just managing a business.".

14 Ways to Invest in your Employees in 2020

Career Metis

As a business owner, employee turnover doesn’t just take up your time, but it also eats into your margins and by losing good people your business is worse off. The simple truth is that if you’re not taking the time to invest in those around, you’re neglecting the future of your business. Investing in the workforce is a vital part of creating an engaged team and keeping hold of good people. 2) Onboard New Employees Quickly.

4 Situations Where You Should Consider Hiring a Labor Attorney

Career Metis

In the United States, employees are protected by both federal and state labor laws. These laws guarantee employees protection from being discriminated against because of their race, gender, or religion, as well as due to a physical or mental disability. Labor laws also prohibit employers from forcing hourly employees to work more than 40 hours per week without overtime pay. . Air and water quality in the workplace must also be at healthy levels.

10 Tips to Build Strong Company Loyalty With Your Employees

Career Metis

Company loyalty is one of the most central aspects of any workplace. When employees have this loyalty, the business runs smoothly, satisfying each member of the team and improving productivity. These tips will allow you to build up company loyalty within employees to get your business to be the best it can be. Take these ideas and apply them to the following tips. 1) Understand Employee Loyalty. Your employees have needs.

The Burden of FLSA, FMLA and ADA

PerformanceICreate

I was having lunch the other day with a dear friend and HR colleague and he was telling me a story that I had lived through many times before. In a nutshell, he had a manager who wanted to break the rules because it was “too burdensome” to follow them. More honestly stated: the manager did not care to do the right thing because the right thing was a pain in her ass. HR professionals face this dilemma all the time. Long live the DOL website! (Ok,

3 Steps to Protect Information While Leveraging Social Media

HR Daily Advisor

The number of companies maintaining a corporate presence on social media rose from 34% in 2008 to 77% in 2013 according to SHRM Survey Findings: Social Networking Website and Recruiting/Selection. According to the survey, social media is primarily used to attract passive job candidates, but, according to Brian R. partner with the law firm of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP., Garrison advises that the guidelines or policies should not just be stuck in the employee handbook.

Work Stoppage in the 21st Century

Astron Solutions

What do the NFL , the cereal brand Kellogg’s , and Long Island University Brooklyn Campus (LIU-Brooklyn) have in common? They all have dealt with employee lockouts in the last five years. Given the September 14th end to the LIU-Brooklyn faculty lockout, in this issue of Astronology® we discuss lockouts and work stoppage in general. Strike vs. Lockout…what’s the difference? However, the ways they develop are different. The solution reached?

Amazon Raising All US Workers to a Minimum of $15/hr Is The Simplest Business Decision Ever.

The HR Capitalist

In case you missed it, Amazon announced today that it would establish a $15/hr minimum hourly wage for all 350,000 of its U.S. employees. The new pay threshold will go into effect Nov. 1 and impact all full-time, temporary and seasonal workers across the company’s U.S. warehouse and customer service teams as well as Whole Foods, the company said in a blog post. It did not disclose what its current minimum pay wage is for U.S.

Fired Over Facebook? What Employers Must Know About Social Media Posts

Astron Solutions

Recently, a Yelp company employee, “Jane,” was fired after blogging about her CEO. Her blog focused on how the CEO did not provide employees with a living wage, and that after taxes she was making approximately $8.15 per hour. She went on to describe how certain employees were homeless or how some were forced to move home with their families in order to live. Subsequently, “Jane” was terminated from her position at Yelp.

Court of appeals decision highlights risk of (mis)classifying employees

Ohio Employer's Law

I once handled a wage-and-hour investigation in which the employer, before retaining my services, hired an HR consultant to help classify its employees as exempt or non-exempt. The DOL, however, disagreed, and reclassified half of the company’s employees (with corresponding back pay awards for unpaid overtime for those employees moved from exempt to non-exempt). Little concerns a first assistant manager at a tire store. wage and hou

What is a PEO? – Top 10 FAQs Business Owners Have About PEOs

Prism HR

It’s your responsibility to ensure your employees are paid on time, stay safe throughout the workday, and have access to benefits like workers’ compensation, health insurance, and 401k. Using a PEO to outsource HR lets you focus on your mission and operations to deliver the best products and services to your clients. In this blog, we’ll discuss the top 10 FAQs business owners have about professional employer organizations (PEOs). How does the PEO model work?

CHARTS FOR SMART HR PROS: Turnover Is Back to Pre-Recession Levels Across America.

The HR Capitalist

Capitalist Note - Going to give you a couple of charts this week that you should absolutely share as a part of any HR deck you do for an operations review with the business leaders of your company. We all need third party data to tell the story of what the company faces related to tightness in recruiting markets, turnover and more. Hey kids - on Monday, I shared a chart that showed the absolute lack of candidates available in the job market these days.

HRMS – Key features that you must know.

CuteHR

It connects the human resources in the business with the help of information technology. HRMS is generally a cloud-based software that can help your HR team manage any specific size of human resources backed by employees and company database. But, how human resource management system software helpful to the HR team? The HRMS reduces the amount of manual and repetitive task. This helps in reducing the time consumed by unproductive activity.

4 Labor and Employment Law Changes to Keep an Eye On In 2015

Insperity

Right now, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) —also known as health care reform—is probably your number one concern when it comes to complying with new government regulations in 2015. But while health care reform brings a whole new set of challenges to your business in the coming year, it’s not the only legal change you need to keep an eye on. Changes in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). An increase in federal minimum wage.

#ECTalent - big data analytics ~ HR to HR 2.0 and Human Capital.

Strategic HCM

Contact me at. info [at] strategic [dash] hcm [dot] com. Buy my book at Amazon. Buy my book at Amazon UK. It’s not outrageous to imagine him as the next Ulrich.". #1 1 global online influencer in talent management. #6 Stop Checking the Box. 10 hours ago. The HR Capitalist. 5 Things Every HR Pro Can Learn From Riley Cooper and the Eagles. 11 hours ago. Employee Engagement Zingers. The New (Social) HR.

Recruitment and the UK Candidate Experience ~ HR to HR 2.0 and.

Strategic HCM

Contact me at. info [at] strategic [dash] hcm [dot] com. Buy my book at Amazon. Buy my book at Amazon UK. It’s not outrageous to imagine him as the next Ulrich.". #1 1 global online influencer in talent management. #6 Stop Checking the Box. 10 hours ago. The HR Capitalist. 5 Things Every HR Pro Can Learn From Riley Cooper and the Eagles. 11 hours ago. Employee Engagement Zingers. The New (Social) HR.

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Exempt or non-exempt? Classifying employees

Stratus

Unsure whether you have an exempt or non-exempt employee? Before you classify a role incorrectly, check the requirements for what it takes to legally be considered exempt. If you classify an employee incorrectly, you could be putting your business at risk. Exempt Employee Definition . The term “exempt employeerelates to any worker who is exempt from receiving overtime, regardless of the number of hours worked. 800/40 hour.

New Overtime Rule: Minimum Salary Raised to $35,568

Stratus

The Department of Labor (DOL) has officially released a final overtime rule that raises the minimum salary amount to $35,568 to qualify for exemption under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). When does the new overtime rule take effect? The new overtime rule takes effect January 1, 2020. Related articles: New Overtime Rule: Minimum Salary Raised to $35,568 Minimum Wage Increases – July 1, 2019 Can an employee be forced to work overtime?

Employment Evaluations: How to Determine Salary Increases for Employees

Rise

The recently released 2021 Salary Projection survey , undertaken by Canadian HR consulting firm Morneau Shepell, found that “in 2020, 36% of organizations froze their salaries compared to a forecast of 2.0%. The news isn’t all bleak, however. compared to the same quarter last year.” .

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Back to Work After COVID-19

Tandem HR

An employer’s guide to preparing the business, the workplace and employees for the transition. businesses are entering a new phase of the pandemic and employees are headed back to work after COVID-19 shelter in place orders expire. Proper planning and communication are critical to reduce the risk of worker illness or further outbreak, maximize productivity, and show concern for the health and safety of your employees.

California Wildfires: What Employers Need to Know

HRWatchdog

The monstrous Carr fire in Shasta County has taken several lives, destroyed hundreds of residences and burned nearly 99,000 acres — and its currently only 20 percent contained. During this trying time, the California Chamber of Commerce often receives questions from the employer community about how to help their employees, and employers must remember some key obligations. Paying Employees. In emergencies, special pay rules apply for nonexempt employees.

WIRTW #368 (the “let's go Cavs” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

It’s t-minus six days until championship fever sweeps the most victory-starved city in America. A photo posted by Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) on May 27, 2015 at 12:02pm PDT. Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination. via Eric Meyer’s The Employer Handbook Blog Doing online “reputation management”? — via Employment Law Lookout Texting in the office: a problem, or just yet another distraction? — via Minding the Workplace Wage & Hour.

WIRTW #365 (the “en français” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

One of the curricular pieces I love about my kids’ school is that they start foreign language in kindergarten. When we attending Norah’s first parent/teacher conference when she was in kindergarten, I remember her French teacher telling us all about the play that would cap their year. I sat in disbelief as she explained how the kids would perform “La Poule Maboule” (Chicken Little), all in French. Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination Well, that stinks!

11 Risks of Working in An Unhealthy Work Environment

Career Metis

Far too many of us have worked in an unhealthy environment at one time or another. Any job has the potential for injury or stress, but in an unhealthy environment, your risks will be greater. . Are you afraid to take time off? Keep reading to learn more about the signs.

WIRTW #345 (the “earworm” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

At least Lost Without You is a good song. Here’s what I read this week: Discrimination Despite Employment Discrimination Training, “Human Nature Often Rears Its Ugly Head” — via Employment Discrimination Report Seed and Fertilizer Providers to Pay $187,500 for Genetic Information and Disability Discrimination — via EEOC News Releases Obesity: Grounds for Unlawful Discrimination in Europe? — via LE Blog Is your wellness program illegal according to the EEOC? —

How to HR in a growing company – A guide for every size business

Insperity

When you first start a company, amid the excitement and many competing priorities, you may not be considering the vital role of human resources (HR) in growing a company. While you can probably get away with a less-than-defined HR strategy as a startup, these policies, procedures and strategies can determine your fate as the business grows. In a perfect world, all businesses would operate in strict accordance with the laws and best practices governing HR.

WIRTW #370 (the “I’m ready for my close-up”) edition

Ohio Employer's Law

What are you doing at 8 pm tonight? Here’s the official description of my segment: With politicians talking about job creation, you would hope government would make it easy to hire people. But the opposite is true. Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination. Your employee has a fragrance allergy. What does the ADA require you to do? — via Eric Meyer’s The Employer Handbook Blog. HR & Employee Relations.

WIRTW #349 (the “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, y’all” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

With the end of the year drawing nigh, today’s post will be my last of 2014 (barring any hot-off-the-presses breaking news). Here’s what I read this week: Discrimination Santa Sued for Disability Discrimination Due to Reindeer Harassment — via Bolek Besser Glesius, LLC Ebola discrimination in your workplace, what the Department of Justice wants you to know. — via Eric Meyer’s The Employer Handbook Blog Do You Hear What I Hear? via Labor Relations Today.

WIRTW #437 (the “Elevate HR” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Elevate HR is the largest virtual HR conference in the world. And, for the second straight year, I am thrilled to be one of the more than 50 industry leaders chosen to present. In this session, you will learn the most important steps you can take right now to train your employees on effective cybersecurity awareness, to place your company in the best position to protect against a costly data breach. And the best part?

Ask The Industry: HR Predictions For 2019

PlanSource

Several new and exciting trends emerged while technology continued to grow in the areas of artificial intelligence, decision support and more. In this edition of ‘ Ask The Industry ’, we spoke with HR experts from across the nation on what their top predictions are for the upcoming year. David Miklas , Labor and Employment Attorney at Miklas Employment Law. “HR HR professionals should be paying attention to the trend of remote workers.