Minimum Wage Requirements 101

HR Daily Advisor

Does your organization pay minimum wage for any roles? What about roles that are paid above minimum wage, but still close to it? Did you know this may not be enough to be legal if you’re taking certain deductions off that pay? Let’s take a closer look at some minimum wage basics.

What Does ‘Hours Worked’ Mean?

HR Daily Advisor

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), employers must pay employees at least the minimum wage for all hours worked. But what does “hours worked” mean in this context? Does it mean just the hours that the employee is scheduled?

Would You Consider Restricting Hours Worked?

HR Daily Advisor

Employers know that there are legal restrictions in terms of the number of hours a nonexempt employee can work before incurring overtime pay. There are also restrictions on the hours a minor can work. Are there restrictions for general work hours?

#HotInHR: Where Was the Pilot On That United Airlines Flight? Ranking Tech Companies on Diversity, CEOs Get Big Pay Raise


Every Monday we send a summary of the previous week’s funding announcements, mergers, acquisitions, and partnership news from the HR technology, recruitment, talent management and employee benefits space. Where Was the Pilot On That United Airlines Flight? In the final months of the Obama administration, the Department of Labor filed lawsuits against Google, Oracle and Palantir for hiring discrimination and pay disparities. Term of the Week.

Prepare Now for Upcoming FLSA Exemption Changes

HR Daily Advisor

As most of us are well aware, there are some upcoming changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) that will have an impact on millions of employers nationwide. How to Prepare for the Upcoming Changes. They will require a lot of planning on the part of all affected employers.

In the Right Direction

HRO Today

Gender pay inequities exist but the gap is narrowing. Gender pay inequities persist in 2019, but not necessarily in the way many people think. There is a lot of miscommunication and confusion about the gender pay gap, so let’s set things straight. The simple answer is no.

How to Turn Pay Secrecy Obstacles Into Pay Transparency Opportunities

ExactHire HR Trends

I’ve been thinking about the impact of snap decisions a lot lately. Having just finished the book Blink by Malcolm Gladwell, I have a new interest in the role of the subconscious on action and performance. Opportunity – Focus on the “why” behind the transition.

Responsibilities of the DOL

HR Daily Advisor

Established in 1913, the Department of Labor (DOL) has legal responsibility over matters related to employment. In practical terms, this means the DOL is responsible to enforce around 180 laws that relate to working conditions and terms of employment in the United States.

Remote Job Platforms For HR Professionals

New to HR

There exist other categories of remote job platforms and in today’s post, in continuation of the series on “My Experiment Of Working in The Gig Economy”, I will take a look at platforms dedicated to fulltime and/or part-time remote jobs.

Common HR Audits—Is Your Team Conducting These?

HR Daily Advisor

That sentiment is often the basis behind conducting internal audits. HR teams often conduct audits that mimic the audits regulatory agencies perform. These are just a few of the many reasons to conduct internal audits. Wage and hour practices audit.

#HotInHR: Tech Firms Hoard Talent, Millennial Workplace Trends 2017, Creepy Employer Data Practices?


Every Monday we send a summary of the previous week’s funding announcements, mergers, acquisitions, and partnership news from the HR technology, recruitment, talent management and employee benefits space. Tech firms shell out to hire and hoard talent – The Economist. As tech firms battle to hire and hoard talented employees with huge pay packages, Silicon Valley may be changed for the worse. Millennials will continue to rapidly change the workplace in 2017.

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The 100 HR Indicators Every Manager Needs to Know


If you’re like me, you might also be addicted to listicles, these articles in the forms of bullet-points that distil information in a very digestible way. Training & Development #7. of women vs. # of men ratio) Diversity (i.e.

Expanding Overtime Pay: What Is Under Consideration?

HR Daily Advisor

Perhaps you’ve been hearing the news about proposed changes to overtime pay and wondering how it might affect your organization. The truth is, we don’t yet know exactly how much of a change the Department of Labor (DOL) will make, but we know change is coming.

Must You Pay Employees When They’re on Jury Duty?

HR Daily Advisor

Does the answer change dependent upon how long the trial lasts? Must the employer pay the full salary? The answer to this question is somewhat more complex than it seems at first glance, primarily because the answer varies at the state and local level.

What are Your Legal Obligations Related to Payroll Administration?

HR Daily Advisor

For any business that hires employees, it’s important to understand the legal obligations related to processing payroll. Bear in mind that exactly how often employees must be paid and in what format may also be regulated at the state or local level.).

Executive Exemption: Who Qualifies?

HR Daily Advisor

President Obama made the news recently with a proposal to change the rules on who must be paid overtime. What rule is under consideration here, and what are the implications for employers? Let’s take a look at the executive exemption in particular.

3 Ways Workforce Intelligence Enables Better Workforce Risk Management


Whether HR is dealing with health and safety incidents, compliance issues, compensation and payroll errors, or wrongful hiring and termination practices, these are all risks that HR can mitigate with the right data-driven approach. New pay equity reporting requirements in the U.S.

Modern Comp Practices for Traditional Companies

Compensation Today

By Kari Van Hoof, CCP, PayScale Compensation Professional At PayScale, we strive to help all kinds of organizations embrace modern compensation practices to engage their workforce and drive results. We’re Not the Kind of Company That Can Share Everyone’s Pay.”

Stop Spying on Social Media


Ten of his colleagues saw this post, and it eventually made its way to his manager, Robert McSweeney, the target of the vehemence. Three days later, Perez deleted the post—but the damage had already been done and, following a 12-day investigation, he was fired.

Sure, She Works Here. But, Do We Employ Her?

HR Daily Advisor

Consider the following situation: You hired a worker through a staffing agency. Brinkerhoff, an associate in the Las Vegas office of law firm Holland & Hart LLP, offered her tips at BLR’s Advanced Employment Issues Symposium, held recently in Las Vegas.

The Truth About Unconscious Bias in the Workplace


As women, we deal with more in the workplace than our male counterparts, including unconscious bias. Women are still discriminated against professionally, whether it is directly through compensation or indirectly through the way we are treated or spoken to.

Are Your Best Employees Leaving? Try These 5 Strategies to Boost Retention


You also need them to provide a positive example and influence for the rest of your employees. Often, top employees decide to leave an organization when they don’t see the company reciprocating their level of passion and engagement. Adler calls this the 30% Solution.

What Can Federal Contractors Expect Under the Trump Administration? Here’s What We Know So Far

HR Daily Advisor

Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. Here’s what we know so far, and what we expect in the coming days. The Incoming Trump Administration. Similarly, President-elect Trump campaigned on the promise of regulatory reform. Learn more!

Employee Turnover: 6 Lesser Known Reasons Your Employees Are Leaving

Vantage Circle

That’s why reducing employee turnover is the primary concern among companies. Calculating employee turnover is essentially the percentage of the total number of employees who leave an organization and are replaced by new employees. Lack of the amount of training given.

Why Employees Love Getting Paid Biweekly


Getting paid every other week has become an American tradition, with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics ranking biweekly as the country’s most popular pay frequency. Biweekly vs. Semimonthly In payroll processing, the terms “biweekly” and “semimonthly” are not synonymous.

How to Assemble an Ideal Compliance Team

CIC Plus

But hiring the right people, to do the right things, to get and stay HR compliant takes work. And the right planning. We’re sharing some tips with you on how to assemble the right compliance team as your company grows. Have you had compliance issues in the past?

How to Assemble an Ideal Compliance Team

CIC Plus

But hiring the right people, to do the right things, to get and stay HR compliant takes work. And the right planning. We’re sharing some tips with you on how to assemble the right compliance team as your company grows. Have you had compliance issues in the past?

Human Resources Pros: How Not to Get WalMarted out of a Job

Compensation Today

A top news headline this week that retail giant Walmart plans to cut hundreds of jobs before the end of January –many in HR–may well have human resources professionals thinking, “Well, ‘Happy New Year’ to you too.” This is the winning formula for any business case.

A Data Person’s Take on Compference16

Compensation Today

When walking the halls of the Seattle Sheraton, surrounded by HR professionals, compensation experts, and many notable executives, one could truly feel the buzz generated by Compference 2016. The excitement was palpable. The excitement was palpable.

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What kind of DOL can we expect under R. Alexander Acosta?

HR Morning

Amidst a sea of controversy surrounding his ties to the fast-food industry and less than 24 hours before his committee hearing was slated to begin, Andrew Puzder withdrew his nomination for DOL Secretary. Acosta comes to the position with an impressive and diverse background.

6 Causes Why Employee Turnover Is High In Your Organization

Vantage Circle

That’s why reducing employee turnover is fast becoming the primary concern among organizations. It’s essentially the percentage of the total number of employees who leave an organization, over a period of time, and are replaced by new employees. The high annual turnover rate has become even more of a pain point for growing companies. But most often, the answer to why turnover occurs lies in the very heart of some common management practices.

Benefits of Hiring Independent Contractors

HR Daily Advisor

As technology changes, enabling an ever-increasing number people to work off-site, the use of independent contractors is growing. Let’s take a look at the primary benefits of using independent contractors. Minimal or nonexistent training expenses.

2019 BCGi Summit: Speaker Spotlight #1

Biddle Consulting

Industry thought leaders and subject matter experts will be presenting at the BCGi Summit: Striving for Diversity: Sure It’s Required…But It’s The Right Thing To Do! He is an across-the-board employment lawyer representing management nationwide.

Taking the Guess Work out of Your HR Decisions

Effortless HR

As I built the EffortlessHR platform – a Human Resource Information System – I kept being asked several questions: Why do I need to …. What this really told me was that most companies without a HR Department had no idea how the number of their employees impact which law/regulation they needed to follow and understand. Federal Income Tax Withholding – Employers must withhold and pay the federal government a set percentage of employee wages for the federal government.

Why Visiting the Manufacturing Floor is Key for HR


Why Visiting the Manufacturing Floor is Key for HR. As a seasoned HR professional, you know it best: staying connected with the realities of the employees you oversee is key in advocating for those people and managing a successful operation. The U.S. Diversity. (5).

Conference Twitter Primer #HRtechConf 2018


Once again using HRmarketer software, we analyzed the #HRTechConf conference website and tweets to come up with the following Conference Twitter Primer — all the information you need to socially prepare for the world’s largest HR technology conference and exposition hall!

ending a looooooong-term business trip, ensuring a religious new hire won’t proselytize at work, and more

Ask a Manager

I am the assistant manager for a store on the west coast. About three months ago, I was asked to be the interim general manager for a sister store on the east coast while they recruited a new permanent GM, and my answer was hell yes! And boy have I been working — I have been busting my butt, accomplished some great things, learned a ton, and have gotten huge amounts of great exposure. I haven’t seen evidence that that would be the case with her.