The Wage and Hour Pitfalls of Smartphones

HR Daily Advisor

Are your nonexempt employees sneaking a peek at work-related e-mail while off the clock? Watch out: There could be tricky wage and hour dangers ahead. Ever suspect your employees’ bosses may be pressuring them to respond to calls and e-mails after the workday ends?

Unforgettable Lessons Learned from Wage and Hour Lawsuits

FingerCheck

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.

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LA Restaurant Fined Over Half a Million Dollars for Wage Theft; Workers Paid $4 per Hour

HRWatchdog

Wage theft refers to infractions of the California Labor Code involving the payment of wages to worker. A Los Angeles restaurant has been ordered to pay $519,706 for wage theft violations uncovered by the California Labor Commissioner’s Office.

Unforgettable Lessons Learned from Wage and Hour Lawsuits Part II

FingerCheck

In today’s business climate, risk management is more important than ever, as litigation experts forecast that employers will continue to face stark wage and hour compliance risks. Unfortunately, the consequences can be dire, as was the case with Ecolab Inc.,

9th Circuit Adopts Workweek as Proper Measure for Minimum Wage Compliance

HR Daily Advisor

Following the lead of several other courts of appeals and the long-held position of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), the U.S. For example, for certain defined activities such as training and meetings, employees were paid on a normal hourly basis.

Unequal Pay and Unequal Opportunities: New Data On the Gender Wage Gap

Workology

A new study by Payscale adds depth to the gender wage gap discussion. Forget the 78 cents on the dollar statistic; it’s 30 years out of date. They peg the current controlled wage gap at 2.7% and the uncontrolled wage gap at 25.6%.

Minimum Wage Hikes on the Horizon

HRWatchdog

On May 19, 2015, two California cities moved forward with large minimum wage hikes. Los Angeles Minimum Wage May Rise To $15 By 2020. The Los Angeles City Council voted on a plan to incrementally raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2020. According to the Los Angeles Times , the plan was approved 14-1. If the plan receives final approval, Los Angeles will become the largest city in the nation to adopt a large minimum wage hike.

$15 Minimum Wage Clears Baltimore City Council

HR Daily Advisor

On March 20, the Baltimore City Council voted 11-3 to approve a bill that would raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022. If ultimately enacted, the minimum wage would be the highest in Maryland. Currently, Maryland’s minimum wage is $8.75

As an employer are you engaging in wage theft?

OmegaHR Solutions

Employers are accused of stealing $50 billion in wages annually. An organization called the Wage Authority Group released a recent report saying that employers are stealing up to $50 billion annually from workers. million people with jobs — and pay them $20 an Hour.

Farmworkers average 15 overtime hours per week, study shows

Tsheets

In a recent industry overtime study published by TSheets by QuickBooks, we learned that many workers around the country are putting in long days. In the last year, 28% of events managers recorded an average of 52.7 hours on the clock each week. In the last year: .

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The Casual Workforce: How To Keep Zero-Hour Workers Coming Back

Get Hppy

Earlier this year it was reported that the rise of zero-hour contracts (or ZHCs) has finally reached its peak in Britain. Also read: How Your Company Can Leverage the Gig Economy. Why do people want zero-hour contracts? What are the drawbacks of zero-hour contracts?

Three Employee Engagement Strategies for Hourly Workers

Bonfyre

An edited version of this article was originally published on TLNT under the title “ 3 Steps to Building Engagement Among Hourly Workers.” ” It’s time to stop taking the hourly employee for granted. Despite the fact that hourly employees are nearly 60% of the US workforce , leaders have a tendency to discount them when formulating their employee engagement strategies. Hourly employees are the executors of the modern organization.

Higher Wages, Value Creation and Work Design

Compensation Cafe

The path to value creation, according to a noted private equity executive in a recent Harvard Business Review article , is through return on invested capital (ROIC). Indeed, the best way to create real value in a business -- he says -- is by making smart investment decisions.

“Five things we need to do to close the gender wage gap”, with Jessica Wooke of RobustWealth

Thrive Global

More conversations need to take place at the executive level. As part of my series about “the five things we need to do to close the gender wage gap” I had the pleasure of interviewing Jessica Wooke, Chief Experience Officer at RobustWealth.

“5 Things We Need To Do To Close The Gender Wage Gap”, with Lyn Johnson of West Tenth

Thrive Global

While the wage gap is certainly something we need to be concerned about, the larger issue we need to address is the wealth gap. Women are accumulating financial resources at 1/3rd the rate that men are. Wealth is the number to watch.

Meeting Healthcare Needs with Advanced Scheduling

nettime solutions

Healthcare in the U.S. has been a hot topic for some time with congressional showdowns, insecurity around costs, and the steps that providers and organizations take to meet the rising tide of need. As a whole, the healthcare industry is growing. Read the White Paper.

“5 Things We Need To Do To Close The Gender Wage Gap”, with Megan McCann, CEO of McCann Partners

Thrive Global

Studies show that women are less likely to apply for a position if they don’t feel like they qualify or haven’t completed all the requirements. I had the pleasure of interviewing Megan McCann. Megan is the CEO of leading IT recruitment firm McCann Partners , which she founded in 2011.

M&A Friday! This Week’s HR Deals and Trending #HotInHR News

HRmarketer

Our weekly recap of fundings, mergers & acquisition, partnership and other interesting news from the human resource, recruitment and employee benefits marketplace. Ultimate Software Going Private in $11 Billion PE Deal: Announces Agreement to be Acquired by an Investor Group.

Cultivating a Business Culture that Encourages Lifelong Learning

EmployeeConnect

What if lifelong learning promised steady increases in the quality-of-life for your family, better earning power, increased recognition, guaranteed career advancement and greater job satisfaction? Ongoing learning, personal development, and training offer all of these benefits and more. In business, lifelong learning protects workers from downsizing, layoffs, mergers, technology upgrades and greater collaboration practices. The same is true in other areas.

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.)

Lawsuit highlights the risk of unpaid training time

Ohio Employer's Law

Employment Law 360 reports that Hawaiian Airlines has been sued by a group of employees claiming that their mandatory unpaid 10-day customer service training course violated the Fair Labor Standards Act. Does the employee not perform any productive work during such attendance?

New Overtime Rules – What You Need To Know!

Affinity HR Group

Many of our clients mistakenly believe it is up to them to decide whether to pay their employees on an hourly (non-exempt) or salaried (exempt) basis. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), administered by the U.S. No changes were made to the “duties test”.

San Francisco Paid Parental Leave Ordinance Applies to a New Group of Employers

Zenefits

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides eligible employees with 12 weeks of job-protected leave, but federal law does not require this leave to be paid–effectively leaving the decision in the hands of covered employers. In the absence of paid family or sick leave provisions in federal law, a growing number of states, including California, New York , Washington, and Arizona have begun to fill the gap.

Starting a business in another country: Learn from those who did it

Workable

A stark reality for companies operating in today’s economic environment is the need – or opportunity, rather – to establish an international presence in the marketplace. Know the cultural norms. This includes benefits, perks and other potential motivators in the workplace.

Time & Attendance Software for Technology Startups

nettime solutions

However, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which regulates things like wages and overtime, is in effect for covered employers with even just one employee. On the surface, time & attendance seems like an easy-enough thing to manage without help, right? Read the Report.

Hiring and Retaining Entry Level Employees

Affinity HR Group

If you’ve hired employees and/or lost employees to competitors during the past year, you know the challenges of the current labor market, and hopefully have taken some proactive steps to address those issues. A livable wage. Skills training that is job-specific.

Retail Worker Scheduling

nettime solutions

One essential part of a retail manager’s job is creating the employee schedule. You have to know what the store needs, have a sense of sales trends, and be able to anticipate shopping spikes, all while making sure to keep the wishes of your employees in mind. It depends on who you ask, and what tools the manager is using. The last question is perhaps the most interesting. What happens when the store is short-staffed?

company won’t reveal how much they’ll pay me, early morning client work when I’m several hours behind, and more

Ask a Manager

I’ve have been through the interview process for a job with a small company. In my second interview, I met with the manager for about two minutes because apparently he was double booked for interviews. HR called me the next day and said that the manager was impressed with those two minutes and wanted to send me an offer letter. Four hours later, HR gives me a call saying they want me to start right away. One of those things was the salary.

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.

The Walmart Effect: Can Raising Salaries Increase Productivity?

Compensation Today

Could higher salaries be the ticket to both? As the New York Times reported , the company’s revenue fell for the first time in its nearly half-century run as a public company in 2015, and sales fell for five straight quarters. Could higher salaries be the ticket to both?

Apprenticeships Help Close Skills Gap, Offer Expanded Training Opportunities

HR Daily Advisor

Forward-thinking companies like The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) are always on the lookout for innovative training opportunities that can help close the skills gap. This spring, the U.S. program as having met the national standards of apprenticeship.

The Legal Consequences of Not Paying Your Employees On Time

FingerCheck

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. “The attorneys fees in the case were over $75,000.

Be Wary of Employee Pay Deductions—They Can Cost You!

HR Daily Advisor

Do you believe that deducting from an employee’s wages can be done at an employer’s discretion? The law scrutinizes pay deductions very carefully, and it’s not as cut and dried as you might think. Attorney Ted Boehm has the facts when it comes to pay deductions. Learn More.

Gawker intern lawsuit shows the need for social-media savvy in the legal profession

Ohio Employer's Law

Have you recently tried to communicate with someone under the age of 25? I bet that your communicative outreaches are much more likely to gain a response if you choose any of the latter over the former. Thus, it shouldn’t be that surprising that a federal court is permitting a group of former interns (now plaintiffs) to use social media to reach out to potential class members concerning a wage-and-hour lawsuit against online blog network Gawker.

FLSA Basics

HR Daily Advisor

Everyone has heard of it, but not everyone knows exactly what the FLSA regulates. Let’s take a look at the primary regulations imposed by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and give a quick overview of what else it covers. What Does the FLSA Cover?