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. […]
Yes, You Can Engage and Motivate Your Employees without Raising their Pay
To use a popular cultural vernacular – “let’s not get it twisted“! Money is and important incentive for employees, but it is not the holy grail of motivators for all or even most staff. The key to motivating staff is putting your self in their shoes and coming up with realistic ways to show your […]
What Is The Subminimum Wage?
Many employers believe that the minimum wage is the lowest hourly rate that can be paid to a worker; however, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) also allows an employer to pay workers what is called a subminimum wage in certain circumstances. This hourly rate is substantially lower than the federal minimum wage. The purpose […]
“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 […]
Must Read EEOC Trends
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and its Strategic Enforcement Plan did not fare well in the last couple of years. However, reasonable cause determinations were up in 2014. Furthermore, the EEOC lost a couple of major cases in court. The agency lost EEOC v. Kaplan Higher Education Corporation and EEOC v. Freeman. The first case […]
Is 2022 a Pay Period Leap Year For Your Company?
The year 2015 is a Pay Period Leap Year; a year that will likely go by unnoticed by your employees but should not be missed by your payroll department. Accurate time keeping is necessary for you and your organization to determine if you will have to calculate extra pay. For example, if you pay on […]
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. […]
How to Coach Employees to Ensure Productivity in the Workplace
This guest post is courtesy of Grapevine Evaluations, a web-based software solution for performing employee evaluations of any size, at any level. It is essential for any business to maintain high levels of productivity in the workplace, and it is up to the employer to train and motivate his/her staff sufficiently so that this productivity is […]
Blurring the Line Between Employees and Micro Business Owners – Avoid These Small Business Missteps
Small micro-businesses, (those with less than 5 employees) have a culture or vibe that is decidedly different than larger organizations. Small and “cozy” and often distinctly “non-corporate”, smaller businesses often feel much more familial than larger organizations. Employees in smaller businesses may wear a number of different hats, and although the culture is one where […]
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