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.

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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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. She was out of work hours later, she said. Here's how I break down the issues: 1. Embarrass the company?

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.

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. 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. Bertolini told employees at a meeting Monday the company is raising its minimum wage to $16 per hour in April.

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. Investing in the workforce is a vital part of creating an engaged team and keeping hold of good people.

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. Strike vs. Lockout…what’s the difference? Lockouts in the Education Field.

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.

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.

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. partner with the law firm of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP.,

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? Computer Employee Exemption.

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). The lesson here is not a happy one. wage and hour

WIRTW #444 (the “training” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

The workplace training video. 3d Cir: Even where old folks are treated fairly, OLDER folks can bring age-bias claims — via Eric Meyer’s The Employer Handbook Blog. No Means No – Judge Limits The EEOC’s Claims In Bass Pro Case (Again) — via Workplace Class Action Litigation.

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. How does the PEO model work? How do I choose the best PEO for my business?

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. Changes in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). an hour.

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. In a perfect world, all businesses would operate in strict accordance with the laws and best practices governing HR.

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.

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. Paying Employees. In emergencies, special pay rules apply for nonexempt employees.

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. Because it’s a virtual conference, you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your desk.

WIRTW #493 (the “Super Bowl” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Today’s goal: Strive to be the type of employer that engenders this type of loyalty in your employees. I’m just going to leave some not-so-subtle hints here about how to up your company’s harassment-training game — via Eric Meyer’s The Employer Handbook Blog.

WIRTW #375 (the “post-it” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Have you heard the one about the intern fired after hiding an offensive message for his employer buried within the stack of post-it notes he was sent out to purchase? Opposing Views has all the info.

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.

WIRTW #363 (the “iron throne” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination EEOC on Transgender Harassment, Discrimination, and Restrooms — via Phil Miles’s Lawffice Space A white employee tossed banana peels at work, and HE claims discrimination. I was a Sesame Street kid.

WIRTW #361 (the “#RaceTogether” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Have you heard the one about the coffee chain that wants its employees to engage customers about issues of race and racism in America? via The Emplawyerologist What the Heck is FMLA Leave?! —

WIRTW #503 (the “bald is beautiful” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

I need to get something off my chest. I’ve been crushed by the weight of success, intelligence, and sheer masculinity. Men with bald heads are often seen as more dominant and successful by everyone around them, according to a study of the University of Pennsylvania. The U.S.

WIRTW #425 (the “tschüss” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

The Hymans did not take a vacation this summer. Tschüss” is the German equivalent of “bye.” EEOC Rules That “Don’t Tread On Me” Hat Might Be Racially Offensive — via The Employment Brief. The Voice Of Sexual Harassment: “Just Shut Up. HR & Employee Relations.

WIRTW #490 (the “hilarious world of depression” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Today, I recommend that everyone check out The Hilarious World of Depression podcast. The Hilarious World of Depression is a series of frank, moving, and, yes, funny conversations with top comedians who have dealt with this disease, hosted by veteran humorist and public radio host John Moe.

WIRTW #387 (the “most messed up” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

If all of my musings of he past couple of year about the Old 97’s has piqued your interest, you can check them out in person, tomorrow (Saturday) night at the Beachland Ballroom. If you’re there, look for my family and me up front, by the stage, singing and dancing the night away.

WIRTW #392 (the “miles and miles and miles” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Yesterday afternoon was the Fall Play-In at my daughter’s school. It’s essentially a music recital for the kids in grades K – 5 who take private music lessons. via Workplace Prof Blog Has The EEOC Found Another Easy Target? —

WIRTW #446 (the “I wish I wrote that” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Could “The Last Jedi” Actually Be Practicing Religion in Your Workplace? For what it’s worth, I titled Dan’s post better than he did: The headline to my blog post that I WISH I had written. Did the NLRB do more harm than good by permitting teaching and research assistants to organize?

WIRTW #371 (the “no more pencils…” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

The bus picks them up and drops them off, period. So, we’ve spent the past two weeks dropping off and picking up at camp (which, for me, is 45 minutes from work, without traffic). How do other employees, and their employers, cope with this seasonal time-management dance? Here is Help for Employers Managing the Fallout. — Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination. 4: The Determination — via Robin Shea’s Employment & Labor Insider.

WIRTW #410 (the “odd jobs” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

What is the oddest job in America? It might be the folks who blur to the naughty bits on Discovery Channel’s Naked and Afraid. What We Can Learn From the U.S. via Suzanne Lucas, the Evil HR Lady, at Inc.

WIRTW #445 (the “dynamic duo” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Last weekend was School of Rock weekend for the Hyman family. My kids showed a packed club what they’ve been working on for the past four months. Not to be outdone, Donovan made his singing debut a few hours prior. I give the kid a ton of credit. Wage & Hour.

WIRTW #453 (the “Oxford comma” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Who knew that the l’il ol’ Oxford comma was so controversial? I would have never dreamed that yesterday’s post on the importance of its omission in a wage/statute would generate so much feedback, or that people feel so passionately about its use or non-use. Wage & Hour.