Phantom Policies and Rules

HR C-Suite

Like ghost and goblins, phantom policies may be creeping about in your organization [que evil laugh] Bwahahaha! Phantom policies are undocumented and not widely known rules or expectations. I don’t mean to frighten anyone. There may be phantoms lurking about your halls.

Death by 1,000 HR Policies

NoExcusesHR

I also discuss policies and procedures as tools to guide the culture of the workplace. In my early hospital HR roles I held my policy book so close that you would think it was my version of a security blanket. Policies are just (too many) words on a page.

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Tips On How To Structure Your PTO Policy

nettime solutions

Developing a vacation policy for a company is not as easy as some may think. What most employees and new hires don’t realize is just how much thought and time goes in to creating the ultimate vacation policy in order to provide them with a great accrual policy.

We Only Need One HR Policy

NoExcusesHR

I’ve written, revised, edited, printed, emailed, posted and leveraged policies to make decisions over and over again. Too many times following the policies morphed into the focus of the work…instead of the work being the focus of the work. I’ve even seen policies called “Policy on.”

The Goldilocks ATS Story

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One-hundred percent healed policies: Court ruling highlights new danger for HR

HR Morning

It’s not uncommon for employers to have some type of company-wide policy requiring all employees on leave to get a doctor certification that they’re 100% healed before returning to work. Employment Law FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) Special Report ada policy

Finding your ideal vacation policy

Replicon

The post Finding your ideal vacation policy appeared first on Replicon. In 2014, a New York City councilman proposed a bill requiring three weeks paid leave for employees who had worked at a company for five years.

How Time off Accruals Can Enhance Your PTO Policies

nettime solutions

In an effort to reduce absenteeism and loss of productivity within the workplace , US businesses are reforming their vacation and PTO policies to better support their employees needs.

How to Create an Effective Human Resources Policy

PeopleDoc

Policies are a course or principle of action adopted by a business or individual. In human resources, we’re often accused of having too many policies. But policies are what keep everyone on the same page so, the answer isn’t for HR to have fewer policies.

What Should Your PTO Policy Look Like?

Evil HR Lady

Vacation, sick time, personal days—it’s enough to make your head spin when you’re trying to come up with a perfect paid time off (PTO) policy for your company. While there isn’t a “perfect” solution that all businesses should adopt, there are some guidelines that will help you make the best PTO policy for your business. To keep reading, click here: What Should Your PTO Policy Look Like? The post What Should Your PTO Policy Look Like?

Why Your HR Department Should Rethink its Open-Door Policy

HR Daily Advisor

Not only was I going to have an Open-Door Policy, I was going to ace it! The Open-Door Policy did exactly what it was supposed to do. As I witnessed the economic effect of this Open-Door Policy in action, it made no sense to me. moment, I abandoned the Open-Door Policy.

Fired For Violating a Company Policy

Evil HR Lady

I did break a policy (that I was unaware of), and the company did not wish to discuss the matter further. To read the answer, click here: Dilemma of the Month: Fired for Breaking Company Policy. The post Fired For Violating a Company Policy appeared first on Evil HR Lady I was recently let go from a job due to accessing information on our system that I had been taught was allowed. HIPAA guidelines show no issue with getting this information because it was requested.

Pot in the workplace: New ruling will spark drug policy changes

HR Morning

Another court has handed down a ruling on a company’s drug policy, and courts now seem to be sending a very clear message to employers: Don’t automatically terminate marijuana users with legal prescriptions just because they failed a drug test.

Dumb HR Policies That Simply Drive Employees Crazy

TLNT: The Business of HR

Behavior Employee Handbook & Policies HR Communications HR Insights HR Management HR Trends Legal, Compliance & Policies Social Media Policies Workforce Best of TLNT FeaturedEditor’s Note : It’s a TLNT holiday tradition to count down the most popular posts of the year.

Dumb HR Policies That Simply Drive Employees Crazy

TLNT: The Business of HR

Have your HR policies caught up? Dumb HR policies typically come about when managers and HR people don’t know how to productively lead and manage their workforce and resort to a far-reaching policy when a bit of guidance or coaching could easily fix a problem.

Oops: This FMLA policy was missing something kind of important

HR Morning

It’s time to double-check that your FMLA policy and notices aren’t missing this critical, but apparently easy to overlook, piece of info. . That resulted in him accumulating more unexcused absences than IDC’s attendance policy allowed.

Are Paid Leave Policies the New Perks That Work?

G2 Crowd

The post Are Paid Leave Policies the New Perks That Work? So, the talent crisis is real — now what? A recent survey of G2 Crowd community members found that 16 percent of all companies (enterprise, mid-market and small business) are focused on improving their benefits packages.

Christmas Party Policy

HRGem

So I thought I would … Continue reading → Just for Fun Christmas Party HR Guidance Christmas Party PolicyIt is nearly that time of year again. When we in HR have to start worrying about whether our employees will be able to behave themselves, once the Christmas spirit takes hold (or is consumed).

Programs and Policies that Foster a Transparent Company Culture

CultureIQ

It will also make business decisions and policies much easier. By applying this transparency to company policies and perks, we’ve seen these benefits. With that in mind, here are four ways you can integrate transparency into your company policies, traditions, and office perks.

5 Proofs That Our Paid Paid Vacation Policy Works

BambooHR

The post 5 Proofs That Our Paid Paid Vacation Policy Works appeared first on. You probably already knew that humble people don’t say that they’re humble. But did you know that humble companies say they’re humble? It’s true. Watch: BambooHR is humble.

NLRB: Many of your employee handbook policies are probably unlawful.

The Employer Handbook

When employers have work rules, policies, procedures, whatever, that infringe upon those rights, they violate the Act. Jabroni Jobber Policy: We expect our employees to … always avoid activities … inconsistent with the best interests of the Company and our clients.

Worker violated drug policy, so how the heck did company lose in court?

HR Morning

Yes, employers can — and should — enforce drug policies that prohibit employees from working under the influence of drugs that impact performance and safety, even if the substances are legally prescribed prescription drugs.

Permanent Vacation: ‘Use It or Lose It’ Policies and Payout of Vacation at Termination

HR Daily Advisor

Other states, such as New York, North Carolina, and Ohio, will also treat vacation time as wages by default; however, employers in these states are also permitted to draft policies to the contrary. As with any policy, the key, here, is to be unequivocal in your drafting.

Let’s Talk About Pay (Or Not): Pros and Cons of Open Salary Policies

HR Daily Advisor

While some employers feel the benefits of open salary policies outweigh the risks, others are understandably concerned about the potential challenges they can create. How Common Are Open Salary Policies Today?

How to Create an Employee Grievance Policy

Insperity

Follow these steps to create an effective employee grievance policy that you and your employees will appreciate. Document the grievance policy and add it to your employee handbook. Share your new grievance policy with your employees.

Does your FMLA policy jibe with DOL’s latest move?

HR Morning

The DOL’s latest FMLA move has made reviewing your leave policy a must — or you could face penalties. . It is to make sure your leave policy includes all of the same info that’s on the General Notice. In other words, it’s time to audit your FMLA leave policy to make sure it contains all of the same info as the new General FMLA Notice. The policy requirements.

How Time Off Accruals Can Enhance Your PTO Policies

nettime solutions

In an effort to reduce absenteeism and loss of productivity within the workplace, US businesses are reforming their vacation and PTO policies to better support their employees needs. The post How Time Off Accruals Can Enhance Your PTO Policies appeared first on nettime solutions.

What to consider when preparing your social media policy

HR Zone

Your social media policy checklist Strategy.

Assessments, Policies, and Training Are Key to HIPAA Compliance

HR Daily Advisor

Periodic risk assessments, updated policies and procedures, and ongoing training are critical to HIPAA compliance, said Kathryn Bakich, senior vice president at Segal Consulting. The post Assessments, Policies, and Training Are Key to HIPAA Compliance appeared first on HR Daily Advisor.

Don’t Blame HR for Making all the Bad Policies

HR Ringleader

Policy manuals have been a topic of contention for years. Then there are those organizations who have a policy for everything. I can tell you from experience that HR is not writing all of your organization’s policies. We’d love nothing more than not needing a policy manual.

DOL Pulls Back Policies on Worker Classification, Joint Employers

TLNT: The Business of HR

The Department of Labor this morning announced it was pulling back from two Obama-era policies regarding the classification of independent contractors and joint employer liability.

Every Business Should Like This Facebook Policy

Evil HR Lady

Facebook’s chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg , who lost her her husband unexpectedly in 2015, announced that Facebook would be changing their already above average bereavement leave policy of 10 days to 20 for immediate family member and 10 for extended family members. While many companies, especially small businesses, don’t have the funds to give paid time off for that long, every company should look to increase their bereavement policy.

J.P. Morgan’s Leave Policy Discriminates Against Dads, Complaint Says

HR Daily Advisor

Morgan Chase have filed a complaint against the company, alleging that its parental leave policy discriminates against dads. Morgan’s parental leave policy was actually implemented, I was shocked,” Rotondo said in a statement. Morgan’s policy, for example?”

Business Travel: 4 Ways to Mix Satisfaction with Policy Compliance

HR Daily Advisor

Yesterday’s Advisor explored the latest findings regarding corporate travel program “leakage” – those policy and usage challenges that confound even the most well-managed business travel policies.

Use These Sample Policies in Your Workplace

About Human Resources

Looking for sample policies, checklists, procedures, and forms to use in your Human Resources processes and programs? Here's a comprehensive resource

Employers Can Enforce Call-Out Policies, Even for FMLA

HR Daily Advisor

Employers may require workers to adhere to company call-out policies and discipline them if they violate those policies, even if the absences are protected by the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Leave Management, Policy, and Compliance BLR Employer Takeaway leave Leave Management

“100% Healed” Policies Violate Duty to Accommodate

HRWatchdog

Blanket 100-percent healed policies are unlawful. In fact, blanket policies that say an employee must be 100-percent healed before he/she can return to work after an injury are unlawful.

HR: Why Social Media Policy Matters More Than Ever

TalentCulture

And, the easiest and most effective way you can do that is by having an up- to-date (and regularly updated) company-wide social media policy in place. Social Media Policy Particulars. Social Media Policies: Some Quick Considerations. Social media has been around for a while now.

Rigid Disability Leave Policy Results in $2 Million Settlement

HRWatchdog

Inflexible disability leave policies that fail to assess the individual needs of the employee can lead to liability, as a recent $2 million settlement demonstrates. Such policies also violate the duty to accommodate.

FLSA Changes: Updating Your Policies and Practices

Paycor

Have you reviewed your policies and practices in light of the upcoming FLSA overtime changes? Reclassified employees may have to follow procedures and policies that didn’t apply to them before—or that you didn’t have.