Unforgettable Lessons Learned from Wage and Hour Lawsuits

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2015 was another historic year for federal wage and hour lawsuits, and it’s predicted that 2016 will be no different. Unlike employees, contractors are not under direction, can be available for other jobs, and exercise the right to control their own work. Time theft.

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

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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. Instinctually you might say ‘common sense,’ but the reasoning is more complex then that.

Changing Employees from Salaried to Hourly

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Due to the updated overtime law , salaried workers earning under $47,476 will be entitled to overtime come December 1st. Depending on the demands of their workload however, many salaried workers do perform well over 40 hours per week during busy time or peak seasons throughout the year.

Ask the Expert: Must After-Hours Training Time Be Paid?

HR Daily Advisor

We are requiring some nonexempt hourly employees to attend after hours training. The training is related to their jobs, and is mandatory. Should these employees get paid for their training time? FLSA/Wages Attendance

Ask the Expert: Is Employee Owed 2 Hours of Reporting Time Pay for 45-Minute Meeting?

HR Daily Advisor

One employee was off and only came in for the 45 minute meeting. She is saying she is entitled to 2 hours of pay. Do I owe her for 2 hours or just the 45 minutes. She says there is a minimum of 2 hours for working.” Question: We had a store meeting.

Protect Your Restaurant from Wage and Hour Violations

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The hospitality industry (particularly restaurants) faces more wage and hour violations than any other industry. According to the DOL, that’s nine times more than any other industry. And knowing the intricacies of state laws can be a full-time job.

The Legal Consequences of Not Paying Your Employees On Time

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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. Read on to learn what to expect: Employee rights. Your duty to keep time records.

New Data Shows Educators Work 11 Hours Overtime per Week

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This Teacher Appreciation Day, the proof is in the timesheets. According to the Pew Research Center , US primary school children spend an average of 943 hours in the classroom each year, while secondary school children receive another 1,016 hours of instructional time.

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?

Paying Employees for On-Call Time and Travel Time

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If you’re unsure of the answer, or questioning whether your existing arrangement is legally compliant, look to federal law to define the basis on which employees are and aren’t entitled to pay. . “All on-call time is not hours worked,” says Attorney Jonathan A.

6 Considerations For Employee Attendance Policies

Paycor

For employers, developing and enforcing timekeeping policies can seem just as daunting, especially with the Department of Labor cracking down on wage and hour law violators. How many times can an employee clock in within the grace period before getting a warning?

Demystifying Compensation for Everyone

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Scene 1, Take 1: A Compensation Conversation—Without the Proper Rehearsal You’re a people manager walking into a one-on-one meeting about compensation. As you begin to share the news—a pay raise you thought would be well-received—you’re having difficulty explaining how the compensation decision was made, and answering all of your employee’s questions as well. A confused look appears across the table. Act 2: Enlighten all parties about compensation.

Demystifying Compensation for Everyone

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Scene 1, Take 1: A Compensation Conversation—Without the Proper Rehearsal You’re a people manager walking into a one-on-one meeting about compensation. As you begin to share the news—a pay raise you thought would be well-received—you’re having difficulty explaining how the compensation decision was made, and answering all of your employee’s questions as well. A confused look appears across the table. Act 2: Enlighten all parties about compensation.

Minimum Wage Increase: The Positives and the Pitfalls

Paycor

The Times, They Are A’Changin’ (But the Money’s Not). Adjusted for inflation, the federal minimum wage peaked in 1968 at $12.22 (in 2018 dollars). Yet, the current federal minimum wage has remained stagnant at $7.25 an hour in Robbinsville, NJ.

Governor Signs New Employment Laws for 2019

HRWatchdog

Governor Jerry Brown signed several key employment law bills that businesses need to be aware of for the coming year. Here are some of the new laws taking effect in January 2019 that employers should anticipate: Assembly Bills.

Free Up Your Time: 5 Types of Flexible HR Software

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When we think of a Human Resources Department, we think of a team of people working diligently to make sure that everyone else within the organization is able to succeed in their own positions without having to worry about extraneous paperwork. 2: Time & Attendance.

What to Know About Employee Compensation Regulations in Home Health

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Home care agencies around the country had to rethink their scheduling and employee compensation plans when the U.S. Department of Labor determined in-home caregivers qualify as domestic service employees , meaning they’re covered under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Trading Restaurant Tips For Better Engagement

TLNT: The Business of HR

Approximately 10 million Americans work in the restaurant industry, and it is one of the few industries where wages can legally be below the federal minimum wage of $7.25/hr. The remaining 24 states fall in the middle of that spectrum. in the U.S.)

What is Absence Management and How Do Companies Approach It?

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A key issue faced by employers is how to deal with absence management in the workplace. This means finding a way to institute a comprehensive absence management policy that maximizes the days that employees come to work and minimizes the number of days they are absent. Today we’ll examine some of the reasons for absenteeism , the costs associated with lost productivity, and how a sound absence management policy can boost morale and reduce absenteeism rates in the workplace.

5 labor law compliance challenges in changing times

Insperity

When it comes to labor and employment laws, change is the only constant business leaders can expect. From paid family leave and hiring to safety and sick leave – and all the many points in between – federal, state and local governments are forever changing what constitutes a company’s responsibility to its workers. The goal is to make it easier for this category of workers to find employment, which may help reduce the rate of recidivism.

Are There Protections for Domestic Service Workers Under The FLSA?

HR Daily Advisor

The U.S. The rule, which underwent a lengthy court challenge, contained several significant changes from the previous regulations, including: The tasks that comprise “companionship services” were more clearly defined. Minimum Wage and Overtime Protections.

Announcing the *New* TSheets Pay Rate Engine

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Running payroll can be complicated — save money and time with our advanced overtime settings. As a busy business owner or bookkeeper, you have better things to do than spend hours running payroll and calculating overtime. Introducing the new TSheets Pay Rate Engine. per hour.

Not Too Late to Learn About Employment Law Updates for 2015

HRWatchdog

Continuing its tradition, California rings in the new year with changes to employment laws. Mandatory paid sick leave, for example, is a real game changer that will significantly affect the day-to-day operations and policies of California businesses in 2015. Did you also know that employers can now be accountable for wage-and-hour violations when they use staffing agencies or other labor contractors to hire workers? Time: 10 a.m. – Can’t attend?

I found a bedbug at work, my bosses spend a half hour at early morning meetings on small talk, and more

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I was told that this would be unpaid time off. To force an employee to leave and not return until they can prove either they don’t have bedbugs or that the bedbugs have been eliminated at home? And if your home is found clean, can I do anything to recoup my lost wages? And I certainly hope they’re having the office itself inspected (and treated if necessary) now that a bedbug has turned up there. my time for these meetings.

Live Webinar on February 19: How to Pay by the Rules in California

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California goes beyond federal law and requires more of employers when it comes to wage-and-hour laws. Properly classifying and paying employees gets complicated, so it’s important to pay by the rules to avoid fines or legal trouble — especially with the increased wage-and-hour enforcement efforts of the state’s Labor Commissioner. “Do Webinar: How to Pay by the Rules in California. Time: 10 a.m. – Can’t attend? Compensation

More Businesses Make Election Day a Holiday. Can Small Businesses Keep Up?

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Dan Golden is closing the doors of his digital marketing firm on election day. The CEO isn’t required by law to give his employees the day to vote on November 6. For me, it’s always about walking the walk,” Golden, the CEO of the Chicago-based Be Found Online , says.

Here are 3 Economic Trends Impacting HR

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My research and decades of experience have taught me that the economy impacts workforce strategies more than almost anything else. While the GDP is Rising, Productivity is Not. And the average company now has seven different systems for communications.

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12 ways your company can help new moms transition back to work

Insperity

The addition of a new family member is a happy event, but also a stressful one. And this new human requires a whole different care regimen than the adults and older children in the household. The stress of leaving a baby after only a few weeks, coupled with a body that’s still recovering and the high cost of day care can make any new mother’s return to work nerve-wracking. But in the end, 43% of them end up leaving their jobs. Bring the baby to work.

Everything You Need to Know About Employee Leave

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Employee leave of absence (LOA) is always a timely topic for human resources (HR) professionals. It’s one of those topics that can be addressed with the help of payroll software , but it also requires an understanding of the legal requirements. The time off isn’t paid.

When to Make an Executive Job Offer

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If you make the offer before everyone has had their questions answered, the candidate may not be ready to commit (and you may come to regret a hasty decision). If you wait too long, the candidate may lose interest or give up hope that an offer will come and accept another offer.

Your Action Plan for the DOL’s New Overtime Rules

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The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires workers to be paid overtime if they work more than 40 hours a week. However, since the law’s passage in 1938, certain employees have been exempted from this requirement. Calculate the costs. or any other specific time of day.

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

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Does your business have the opportunity to train an intern in exchange for valuable work experience? 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. Hiring interns for your small business can also offer the potential to build a pipeline of similar talent. The purpose of an internship isn’t to exploit cheap (or unpaid) labor.

What Real Users Love About Their Payroll Department Tools

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Payroll departments handle the compensation for all employees, ensuring that they are paid on time and that the correct deductions are withheld. But what are the features that payroll departments value most in their payroll software?

The Potential Regulatory Minefields of Managing Employee Leave

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As of this writing, 12 states have expanded the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to add more time off or more classes of people covered. Managing employee leave is easy to mess up and the consequences can be costly. READ: The State of PTO Policies.

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

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Does your business have the opportunity to train an intern in exchange for valuable work experience? 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. Hiring interns for your small business can also offer the potential to build a pipeline of similar talent. The purpose of an internship isn’t to exploit cheap (or unpaid) labor.