Recruiting from the military provides employers with a skilled pool of applicants who generally have a great work ethic. However, there are some things employers need to understand regarding their obligations to those veterans who … Continue reading →
Over the years, many states have adopted laws prohibiting smoking in enclosed workplaces. Even before that trend began, some companies, where permitted by law, excluded smokers from consideration for employment. There are numerous reasons … 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 →
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 →
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) was passed in 1938 and governs how employers pay their employees. The Department of Labor (DOL), which enforces this law, has issued rules and regulations on various aspects of … Continue reading →
When an employee is injured at work, employers recognize that they have to comply with workers’ compensation rules. However, many employers don’t realize that in addition to workers’ compensation, other laws, Family & Medical Leave … Continue reading →