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 →
With the New Year upon us, it’s time to get our HR ducks in a row for 2017. There are revised posters and forms that are effective in 2017 and employment law changes that merit … Continue reading →
During this time of year, many employers host holiday celebrations for their employees. Because it’s the holidays, many organizations relax their policies and serve alcohol at these events. If your organization is considering serving alcohol, … Continue reading →
As we near the end of an interesting — if not tumultuous year – it’s worth taking some time to review what’s happened in the world of employment laws and look ahead to 2017.
Equal Employment … Continue reading →
Most employers have established introductory periods for their new hires. The intent of these “probationary” periods is for both the employer and employee to evaluate each other. Unfortunately, these established periods create some false ideas … Continue reading →
A signficant portion of an employer’s payroll budget is spent on providing benefits to their employees. According to the September 2016 Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Employer Costs for Employee Compensation news release, benefits accounted … Continue reading →
At this time of year, it seems a number of religious holidays are occurring. And the holidays seem to span many religions including:
Jewish Yom Kippur;
Catholic Christian’s All Saints Day;
Islamic … Continue reading →
ALL I GET IS COMPLAINTS!
Grumbling about anything and everything is a favorite pastime for some employees. While you may be tempted to ignore the squeaky wheel, it’s not in the company’s best interest to do … Continue reading →
PTO BANK V. TRADITIONAL SICK LEAVE/VACATION:
WHAT’S RIGHT FOR YOUR COMPANY?
Vacation and sick leave are key benefits provided by most employers. Some companies have traditional vacation and sick leave policies while others have Paid Time Off … Continue reading →
Interviewing job applicants is second nature to many hiring managers. However, how can they be sure they’re doing it right and how can they be sure they’re getting the best information from the candidate?
Hiring managers … Continue reading →