Awarding bonuses to employees for attendance, productivity, etc. is a common practice. However, many employers don’t realize that they must pay overtime on those bonuses.
Most employers recognize that overtime must be paid at time-and-one half … Continue reading →
Do you get frustrated when someone tells you that you can’t fire an employee? If you’re responsible for the Human Resources (HR) function in your organization, do you get frustrated when a manager tells you … Continue reading →
Paying employees productivity bonuses, attendance awards, and other types of non-discretionary incentive payments is common. Unfortunately, many organizations don’t realize that they must include these bonuses when determining the regular rate of pay when calculating … Continue reading →
NEW FLSA REGULATIONS: WHAT IT MEANS FOR YOU!
The Department of Labor (DOL) released final regulations regarding the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) “white collar” exemptions. Here is what you need to know:
Increases the minimum … Continue reading →
Don’t Harass Me!
How many times has an employee come to you to say they feel like their supervisor is “harassing” them? For most business managers, the term “harassment” conjures up visions of discrimination lawsuits. Frequently, … Continue reading →
The Occupational Safety & Health Act (OSHA) requires private employers to provide their workers a “place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious … Continue reading →
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) tells employers how they must pay their employees. It requires that employees be paid at least minimum wage for all hours worked and that employers pay them time-and-one-half for … Continue reading →
In recent years, the mantra to being a successful company is “employee engagement”. But what is employee engagement and how can it help the company?
Basically, employee engagement is the level of emotional commitment by … Continue reading →
Training employees is a key component to the success of any organization. When most of us think of on-the-job training, we think about teaching employees those processes and skills necessary for them to actually perform … Continue reading →
For many years, employers included a question on the employment application about a person’s criminal history. However, in the past two or three years, various states and municipalities have adopted “ban the box” laws that … Continue reading →