Is there any value in investing in the training and development of your employees? Some business owners are cynical when it comes to investing in staff because of the fear that their employee will leave the company before the investment in their employees’ development has paid off. Yes, the fact that your employee may jump […]
Proposed Changes To Employee Rights Laws: WAGE Act Bill
The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA’s), primary mission is to safeguard the rights of employees with the goal of helping to curb labor and management practices that negatively impact staff. Protections span across the spectrum of benefit, pay, workplace retaliation and discrimination issues. A new bill has been proposed that would amend this act and […]
Exempt, Non-Exempt, Overtime Eligible… Deciphering the Rules Around Pay
It can be a bit confusing when it comes to deciphering the rules related to which employees should be tracking their time worked daily versus salaried, versus who should be paid overtime… Here’s a quick summary with important resources that can help you to get up to speed. Let’s start with the basics: Exempt, Non […]
Employers Take Notice: Your Role In Protecting The Restroom Rights Of Transgender Workers
Recent court rulings centered on the rights of transgender workers have changed the playing field related to employer responsibilities vis-à-vis restroom access for all staff. Summary of Changes The EEOC ruled in recent cases, that equal access to restrooms is a key part of employment and that transgender employees have rights under Title VII of […]
Are You Making These Common Employee Pay Mistakes?
Two huge mistakes that can have major consequences for your business when it comes to paying your employees are: 1. Misclassifying your employees 2. Not paying eligible employees overtime pay Employee compensation rules are often overlooked by employers. Make sure you do not do the same mistake because it could prove costly to your business. […]
“Leasing” HR and Payroll Professionals- An Alternative Hiring Strategy
As your company grows so does the need for expertise in the area of employee management and payroll. It is during the growth stage that you may be giving more thought to hiring a human resource professional and payroll expert to help manage important details such as pay, benefits, policy and procedures, employee relations and […]
How to Give Your Employees More Control Over Feedback
If you’ve been carrying out the same old employee evaluations year after year and haven’t achieved the desired results, it is time to change things up. Evaluating employees is not an enviable task. Feelings can get hurt. Critical evaluations can cause employees who feel unappreciated to search for new positions. Numerous studies have shown that […]
FAQ: What are the Rules for Issuing an Employee’s Last Paycheck?
After an employee has left your company, he or she is entitled to receive their last paycheck with wages earned during their final pay period regardless of whether the employee decided to leave for other opportunities, or the employee was fired. Whether your employee is required by law to receive their final paycheck on their […]
How HR Managers are Managing Change with Workplace Training
This article is a guest contribution, courtesy of SkyPrep, a LMS software and elearning software that currently has over 150,000 registered users. HR managers play a large role in how a company functions. They are also responsible for creating changes within the company that are designed to increase productivity, boost sales and improve safety awareness. […]
Do Employers Have the Right to Monitor Employees Through GPS Tracking? Is It an Invasion of Workplace Privacy?
One the most highly visible and hotly contested form of employee monitoring involves using GPS tracking devices on company and employee owned vehicles in situations where the employee’s job requires that the employee drive to and from various locations. According to Michael Abcarian, a lawyer with the law firm Fisher and Phillips, LLP, employers should […]
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