Features to Help Support Wage and Hour Compliance Efforts When Adding Flex Work Options

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Are flex work options the key to employee happiness, engagement, and even greater productivity? They can create new ways for employees to engage with the workplace. There may also a be wage and hour compliance concerns to keep in mind. Read the Report.

Unforgettable Lessons Learned from Wage and Hour Lawsuits


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.

Everything You Need to Know About Time and Attendance Tracking


Employees are the lifeblood of your business, and the time they spend at work is just as valuable to them as it is to you. Tracking this time is valuable, too. Time and attendance tracking just involves a simple clock-in and clock-out system … or so you might think.

6 Considerations For Employee Attendance Policies


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?

Protect Your Restaurant from Wage and Hour Violations


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.

New Data Shows Educators Work 11 Hours Overtime per Week


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.

Retail Worker Scheduling

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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?

Compliant Time Tracking: Getting It Right with Time Clocks


In a time when machines are learning and data is big, you need to finally trade in the pen-and-paper timesheet for a smart time tracking software solution. Actually, many businesses, just like yours, are making the shift, and where there is demand there is usually supply.

When does federal law require you to pay a job applicant to interview? Wait, what?!? (UPDATED)

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A big tip of the cap and thank you to Janette Levey Frisch , who is the muse for today’s post. This isn’t just any ordinary wage and hour settlement. Even I was somewhat taken aback by this, so I turned to the law firm of Google and Bing for some answers.

Are Full-Time Employees of Staffing Companies Exempt? It Depends

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A new 6 th Circuit case sheds some light on whether full-time employees of staffing companies are considered exempt from overtime. Staffing Employees Worked Long Hours. Attending networking events. Elements of the Administrative Exemption.

Dollar General’s Progressive Recruitment Policies – What You Need to Know

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Founded in 1939 as a family business, it has since expanded to cover most of the United States, with over 13,000 stores. It is one of the most profitable stores in rural United States, with a reported revenue of over $21 billion in 2017. Dollar General’s Progressive Recruitment Policy.

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. Several challenges stand in the way of employers instituting absence management tools that accurately track and measure employee absence and lost productivity. Share the. The Final Word.

do we have to pay new hires for training time?

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A reader writes: So here’s the sitch: I’m a new-ish office assistant at a small business and was tasked with creating a job posting for one of our in-store entry level positions. I discovered that new entry-level hires are not paid for any training until they have been on the job 90 days. “Training” as defined by my company includes orientation and job shadowing, as well as closely monitored shift work (usually around 2 shifts).

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

Ask a Manager

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.

How to HR in a growing company – A guide for every size business


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.

Not Too Late to Learn About Employment Law Updates for 2015


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?

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


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.

What is payroll processing outsourcing & how does it work?

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Because businesses of all size are finding it more necessary to gain efficiencies and manage appropriate taxing—and they don’t have the resources or expertise to do it alone. Online processing. Time clock feed options. Human Resources Policies & Practices Featured

Learning Opportunity: FREE #HR and #Payroll eSymposium

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Check out the latest research from The Workforce Institute at Kronos how employees across the globe view their relationship with work. Part one, “ The Case for a 4-Day Workweek? Now, I couldn’t list the entire agenda. Can’t Make the Live eSymposium?

HRMS – Key features that you must know.


It connects the human resources in the business with the help of information technology. Do you have a reasonable team size but you don’t have an HR team and planned policy management? But, how human resource management system software helpful to the HR team?

Asking Employees for Reimbursement After They’ve Departed – Ask #HR Bartender

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to Disney for the weekend. While this is not a mandatory event, we hope all employees will attend. The employee buys their own airfare and we reimburse them. All other expenses are paid directly by the company. wouldn’t it be the same situation?

Our Favorites: Top 5 Most Anticipated Sessions at HR West

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HR West , the West Coast’s premiere conference for HR professionals. With world-renowned keynote speakers and more than 80 concurrent sessions, we''re looking forward to a few days of learning and networking opportunities. No-Accrual Time Off Policies: Assessing Fit and Function.

Everything You Need to Know About Employee Leave


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.

6 Steps You Need to Take Before Terminating an Employee for Poor Performance


But over the last few months, you’ve noticed that he is just not performing up to the standard you were expecting. You don’t have time to babysit, and constant errors are affecting your team’s credibility. Moreover, it’s best to give employees plenty of time to improve, and give them the tools needed to get there. After all, recruiting, hiring, onboarding and training a new employee can be very costly. Time you don’t have. Don’t put them off.

New California Laws and HR Trends for 2017 and Beyond

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Each year, California employers are faced with the task of keeping up with a whole new round of labor laws and regulations, most of them courtesy of the state legislature. The nature of the job held or sought. Ban-the-Box legislation pending. per hour.

Answers to the 10 Most Common Workplace Questions

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Mark Adams, Editor of the Louisiana Employment Law Letter answers the 10 most common workplace questions. We would like to move him to hourly. Can we do this at any time? A Yes, but if your previously salaried employee was exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) job duties test, he will be nonexempt after the conversion to hourly even if his job duties don’t change, meaning you’ll now have to pay for overtime.

employee constantly uses astrology to analyze coworkers, former employee published hit piece on our company, and more

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One of our full-time team members is mid-twenties. Most of the time it’s harmless, but they have a habit of, every time we get into conversations about team dynamics or responsibilities, analyzing it through that framework. As in, “Oh you should totally be the person who does that task, it’s such a Leo thing” or “Oh, of course that bothered you — SO very Libra to find that annoying.” The company is family owned.

President Obama’s New Proposed Overtime Rule


On Tuesday, June 30th, the Department of Labor announced the Obama administration’s proposed rule to raise the overtime threshold for certain salaried workers from $23,660 to $50,440. The current salary cap of $23,660 is below the poverty threshold for a family of four.

A Review Of Perspectives 2018 From A Workforce Management Perspective


I’m still exhausted from the few days at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, but I’m also energized. As the song says, “The future looks bright” and since how we manage our workforce is the bedrock of any organization, let’s take a look a look back at Perspectives from a Workforce Management viewpoint. Josh Bersin’s keynote , “Learning in the Flow of Work” was very engaging and, as always, Josh loaded us up with insightful data.

The Potential Regulatory Minefields of Managing Employee Leave

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Family and medical leave policies are in flux as new state and local laws are enacted and employers are starting to offer both paid and unpaid options to their employees. Managing employee leave is easy to mess up and the consequences can be costly. READ: The State of PTO Policies.

5 Ways to Mitigate HR Compliance Risk


With the compliance landscape constantly changing, it’s no wonder that 33% of employers find keeping up with state regulations across states extremely challenging. 5 ways the right HR partner can help you manage compliance effectively. Wage Violations. Take the Next Step.

Employee Walkout? Work It Out


If you have concerns that employee walkouts will disrupt your ability to operate, the best course of action is to seek advice of counsel. Employers want to be able to ensure productivity and maintain attendance policies. The situation can be tough to navigate.

WIRTW #365 (the “en français” edition)

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One of the curricular pieces I love about my kids’ school is that they start foreign language in kindergarten. When we attending Norah’s first parent/teacher conference when she was in kindergarten, I remember her French teacher telling us all about the play that would cap their year.

Your Action Plan for the DOL’s New Overtime Rules


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.

Are You Tracking These Common Employee Relations Issues?


Though you may constantly try to have a finger on the pulse of your company, you know that a plethora of unexpected problems can pop up on a dime. While this is inevitable, the key to dealing with common employee relations issues is having a plan and multiple supports in place so that when issues do arise, they can be addressed swiftly and effectively. Managing conflicts efficiently is one of the most critical skills you can implement when dealing with employee relations issues.