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How to create, implement and enforce a time and attendance policy


A time and attendance policy – the set of rules for your employees on when to show up for work and in what circumstances they can be excused – is essential for running your business successfully. This concerns you if: Your business is open to the public at certain times.

Hours Worked: What’s Compensable in a Day’s Work?


For instance, the daily commute to and from work isn’t compensable, and a few minutes chatting with colleagues at the water cooler tends to go by un-penalized. I n determining what is and isn’t compensable, we rely on the courts’ rulings, the FLSA, and the Portal-to-Portal Act of 1947. clarify and narrow the scope of what is legally constituted as compensable working time in a work day. ” Waiting time . ” Travel Time.

Flexible Work Schedules: How to Support Even Super Short Shifts of Varying Lengths


Improves attendance. A SHRM Poll on Telework in the Time of COVID-19 shows a myriad of benefits including reduced commute time and better work/life balance—without reducing workload. Flex time. Remote work may require core time and allow the rest to be flexible hours.

6 Considerations For Employee Attendance Policies


To protect your business from compliance missteps , here are six issues to consider when creating or updating your organization’s time policies: 1. How many times can an employee clock in within the grace period before getting a warning? Do you have an unpaid time off policy?

The Legal Consequences of Not Paying Your Employees On Time


Payroll compliance is a new topic we’ve been exploring on the blog, and this week, we’re talking about the legal repercussions of not paying your employees on time. Your employees have a right to a timely paycheck according to state payday requirements that govern pay frequency. If it’s your first time delaying pay, be proactive. Your duty to keep time records.

Paying Employees for On-Call Time and Travel Time


Generally, as outlined under federal law , you must pay your employees for any of their time that you control and that benefits you, including periods of inactivity when employees are waiting for work. . “All on-call time is not hours worked,” says Attorney Jonathan A. Critical issue in determining whether an employee should receive compensation for idle time is whether the employee can use time effectively for his or her own purposes.”

PeopleStrategy Partners with Payfactors to Deliver Enhanced Compensation Management


EDISON, N.J. — (September 11, 2019 ) — PeopleStrategy Inc.® , a full-service brokerage and provider of comprehensive, cloud-based human capital management (HCM) solutions, and Payfactors , a provider of cloud-based compensation data management tools have partnered to offer small and mid-sized businesses access to the data they need to make smart decisions about compensation. Payfactors Free is all about giving everyone data that’s reliable, timely, and relevant to them.

Win a VIP Meet And Greet With Rob Lowe or Arianna Huffington


But did you know that you actually can meet Rob or Arianna? Did you know that EVERY registrant for WorkHuman prior to May 15 is being entered into a contest for a VIP meet and greet and photo opportunity with one of these incredible speakers? Meet Rob Lowe or Arianna Huffington at WorkHuman 2015! You must be eighteen (18) years or older at the time of entry to be eligible for this Contest. PRIZE: One (1) VIP “meet and greet” with either Rob Lowe or Arianna Huffington.

New overtime law: How it works and what changes for employers


Non-exempt employees must be paid time and a half for any hours they work that exceed the standard 40-hour work week. Always consult your attorney on matters of legal compliance. Morale may also be impacted if a more regimented timing system is introduced (i.e.

Paycheck Protection Program Extended For a Final Time by Senate

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Paycheck Protection Program Extended For a Final Time by Senate. Administered by the Small Business Administration (SBA), Paycheck Protection Programs loans are available through approved lenders, fully guaranteed, and eligible for 100% forgiveness, if a company meets certain criteria. The post Paycheck Protection Program Extended For a Final Time by Senate appeared first on Netchex. July 1, 2020.

Compliance Management | Dotting the I’s and crossing the T’s


A spate of high-profile and costly payroll failures has shone a light on compliance in this business-critical function. Is it time to review what your organisation has in place? Indeed, an independent review found that outdated systems and processes were to blame for the discrepancy in payments that did not meet the latest industry awards. It was an honest mistake, but by the time it was rolled through their employee base they had a back-pay situation of $3.5m.

Retool Your Healthcare Workforce Practices: Schedules, Time Tracking, Leave, Hiring, Onboarding


If an employee needs time off, qualified employees should know right away that there is a shift open. The best schedules consider employee preferences, required certifications/licenses, and compliance rules. Make it easy to reassign shifts when employees need time off.

It’s Time to Evaluate Your Payroll Processing Model


Compensation for quarantined employees. Compensation for non-quarantined employees. Compensation for nonexempt employees. Compensation for exempt employees. Full- and part-time employees. Compliance. Not only must you ensure compliance with regulatory changes but also voluntary policies enacted at the company level. So, the question is: are you utilizing a payroll processing model that’s economical and capable of meeting your current payroll needs?

Report: Contract Workers Are More Productive than Full-Time Employees

HR Daily Advisor

“In a time when labor costs are typically the largest expense in any company’s operating model, forward-thinking business leaders are laser focused on driving the highest possible return of that spend,” said Stephen DeWitt, Work Market CEO, in a press release. “The question is no longer, ‘Should I use full-time or part-time workers?’ Additional research results focusing on compliance challenges will be released over the coming months.

2020 and Beyond

HRO Today

Employees are no longer content with following the status quo—they want their employers to adapt to the changing times and modes of work. Identifying data points that can have immediate impact and are sustainable over time will be useful in driving the agile HR approach,” she explains.

Overtime Pay: Exempt Vs. Non-Exempt


Change is hard… and compensation is perhaps the most sensitive of all HR subjects. When the Department of Labor creates new rules, some HR Parties of One might even spend some time in a period of mourning…something we call the Five Stages of Overtime Grief. HR compliance HRIS

5 Challenges HR and Payroll Professionals Have When Integrating Separate Systems


Although HCM systems have advanced significantly in recent times, there are issues that users of most systems still face today. Additionally, many organizations spend costly time identifying missing or duplicate data, or commit HR violations when they pay an employee incorrectly or forget to pay them at all. Here are 5 challenges that businesses experience when integrating separate systems: Integrating Time and Payroll. By Casey Lewis, Product Marketing Manager, Ceridian.

Paying non-exempt employees: How well do you know the rules?


Since he’s a non-exempt employee, he will be paid an additional 16 hours of pay for his travel time. When and how to pay non-exempt employees for training, travel time, overtime and on-call time can be confusing. And the possible penalties for being out of compliance with FLSA regulations can run the gamut from complaints to costly lawsuits. On-call time. Think of Sheryl, your typical salesperson; her job is to travel and meet with clients.

FMLA leave: Who’s eligible and for how long?


FMLA leave is distinct from a personal leave of absence in which the employee chooses to take time off for something like a sabbatical. In order for an employee to be eligible for FMLA , not only must the employer meet the criteria, but the employee must also meet certain requirements. Since that employee does not meet the hour and location requirements, she wouldn’t be eligible for FMLA leave or be guaranteed her same job when she returns. Regulatory compliance

2020 and Beyond

HRO Today

Employees are no longer content with following the status quo—they want their employers to adapt to the changing times and modes of work. Identifying data points that can have immediate impact and are sustainable over time will be useful in driving the agile HR approach,” she explains.

Hoping to boost benefits engagement, employers turn to new ally: AI


Related: 5 reasons to attend HRE ’s Health & Benefits Leadership Conference. People can get information at any point in time. It should free up a lot of time.”. We surprisingly didn’t get pushback, and we had great attendance at the meetings.”.

PeopleStrategy and Peanut Butter Partner to Bring Student Loan Assistance Programs to SMB Employers


From financial wellness and employee engagement to risk management and compensation planning, PeopleStrategy Network Partners represent the latest HR technologies and trends. The company will continue to add strategic partners that complement its flagship hire-to-retire HR technology suite and comprehensive employee benefits broker services in order to provide a single source for employers to meet their HR, benefits and talent needs. EDISON, N.J.,

The Future of Blockchain in the Payroll Industry

HR Daily Advisor

In a highly regulated industry such as payroll, this type of system can reduce discrepancies and save time. Blockchain is also being explored, among many other technologies, as part of the solution for real-time payments. Compensation HR Technology Payroll Blockchain

Let the benefits renewal process begin


So even though Open Enrollment is still a couple of month away, there are steps you can take now to make your renewal easier while also ensuring the plans and programs you select meet the needs of your employees, their families and your company. Look at metrics like enrollment percentage, average time taken for employees to accept or waive benefits, staff participation in benefit-related informational sessions and so on.

Your No Nonsense Guide to HSA Contribution Limits and More for Employers


Depending on the number of times a person will need to visit a healthcare facility, an HDHP will usually result in less expensive costs compared to a traditional healthcare plan. It only requires that those who establish plans must meet certain minimum standards. Represent that the HSA is an employee welfare benefit plan established or maintained by the employer; Receive any payment or compensation in connection with an HSA. ACA Compliance. Time and Attendance.

#SHRM16: The ROI of Relationships


I’m blessed again this year to be attending the SHRM Annual Conference. FMLA, 401k planning, and compliance sessions were my go-to for staying on top of the latest developments and information. But in this season of my life, I have begun to put more and more emphasis on the personal relationships around me as the main reason to attend SHRM. The guy is a whiz when it comes to compliance in simple, non-legal terms that we in HR can understand and implement.

Affordable Care Act (ACA): The “burning platform” for workforce analytics

HR Times

Reflect for a moment on your compliance with the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) employer reporting requirement for 2015. You provided your employees with 1095 tax forms as mandated and managed to check the compliance box. The ACA can act as a burning platform for discussing the importance of leveraging workforce analytics across your organization, selling it up the chain as a value outcome of meeting ACA compliance.

Affordable Care Act (ACA): The “burning platform” for workforce analytics

HR Times

Reflect for a moment on your compliance with the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) employer reporting requirement for 2015. You provided your employees with 1095 tax forms as mandated and managed to check the compliance box. The ACA can act as a burning platform for discussing the importance of leveraging workforce analytics across your organization, selling it up the chain as a value outcome of meeting ACA compliance.

What Are #HR Analysts and Why Should You Pay Attention To Them

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As a blogger, I’ve been fortunate to participate in events that I would not normally have attended when I was an HR Generalist. During those events, I learn about the companies, the products and services they provide, and how they meet the needs of human resources professionals. Since I’ve been attending user conferences, I’ve also had the opportunity to meet HR analysts from around the world. This is an interesting time to be an analyst.

The Power Of Holistic HCM

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When employee information is siloed in many different systems, it becomes difficult to access key information, generate reports, meet compliance obligations and ensure the accuracy of data. It also results in a lack of visibility and is an inefficient use of HR time and resources.

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Classifying Employees Under New FLSA Overtime Rule

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So let’s first take a look at what has changed, then consider what steps can be taken to ensure compliance and optimize operations by January 1, 2020–the rule’s effective date. Maintain “exempt” status and salary, but adjust job duties to meet more stringent duties test. Here, the employer will have to calculate the cost of time and a half for those 20 hours of overtime each week. Notify of time tracking responsibilities and expectations.

30 HR Tools For Improving Human Resource Workflow

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Not only can they help improve HR workflow overall, they include tools such as attendance and payroll software, onboarding process improvement, even online recruiting system tools. Attendance Tracking NO. In addition to payroll services, they offer applicant tracking, compensation management, and benefits administration. Attendance Tracking YES. It offers payroll, time and attendance, training, self-service, performance reviews, benefits, and many other features.

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Paid Leave: Coming to a Jurisdiction Near You?

HR Daily Advisor

Illinois also passes “family caregivers” law that permits employees to use accrued personal sick time to care for ailing family members. Nike provides 8 weeks of family caregiving leave to full-time employees and an additional 6 weeks for new mothers. Compensation rate. Ensure that your policy meets the law’s requirements for eligibility, accrual, use, and other conditions. Must paid sick leave be paid at time of termination? Can an employee make up sick time?

10th Circuit Upholds Dismissal of FMLA Claim Based on ‘Prejudicial’ Evidence

HR Daily Advisor

The crucial evidence offered to support Eric’s claim was that SAIA maintained an unwritten companywide policy of disciplining and ultimately firing employees for taking FMLA leave or claiming workers’ compensation benefits. The trial judge ruled Allen’s testimony was too remote in time, concerned workers’ comp benefits rather than FMLA leave, and involved different supervisors. by Barbara J. Koenig, Foster, Rieder & Jackson, P.C.

Which Non-Discrimination Policies to Include in an Employee Handbook


Written policies help employees understand and comply with your expectations– and they can help you stay on the right side of compliance. You’ve probably heard the word “harassment” many times in the past. Examples of religious leave include attending religious services and observing religious holidays. Compliance

More Holiday Survey Results—How Does Your Company Celebrate?

HR Daily Advisor

Today, more findings from this timely study, including what organizations are doing regarding employee gifts, charitable donations, and decorations. Extra paid time off awarded, 1.3%. is your one-stop solution for all your HR compliance and training needs. Alcoholic beverages are available for 53.9% (49% last year) and 36.6% (46% last year) allow spouses and/or significant others to attend the celebration.

Performance Management: 7 Ways to Improve Your Employee Review Process

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The same meeting that reviewed the employee’s performance for the year would also be the time to discuss a raise and distribute bonuses. For most employees, important questions about compensation will be huge distractions from any kind of meaningful discussion about job performance on projects throughout the year. When you have the right system in place, the review process should be as transparent as possible, with ample warning and time for employees to prepare.

Everything You Need to Know About Hiring Interns for your Small Business


An intern can provide temporary assistance during peak times, and a chance to give back some of the skills and knowledge you (or your employees) have acquired. Small business can take a lot from their model and adapt programming to meet their own needs. It’s an exchange of meaningful work that will help ready the student for the workforce, so you’ll want to assure that training is a large part of their time. . Once you have a plan, it’s time to check local laws.

3 Essential Automated HR Solutions for Benefits Brokers


Tools used to help automate certain business processes have been available to employers for some time now. This is a problem because: Many HR processes are still being handled manually, which makes key processes such as managing any time sheets or compliance reporting requirements that are too time-consuming. So, what happens when those requests start piling on and the response time is slow? ACA Compliance. Time and Attendance.

Employee Management Software Features


When businesses implement Employee Management Software, they will benefit from a wide range of features and services including: • A fully automated employee time and attendance tracking. Biometric fingerprint time clocks. Customizable real-time report generation. One centralized system of employee data, contract details, benefits and compensation, vacations, training and qualifications requirements. Time Management System. Biometric Time and Attendance.