Do your employees know what to do when they need time off work or even if such time off is allowed? Instead of relying on word of mouth, craft a detailed attendance policy that keeps every supervisor and worker on the same page.
Your employees could be stealing $800 or more each year with your blessing. Employee time theft is a rising concern across the small business community as workers come in late, take long lunches, clock out early and waste time on Facebook.
Firing an employee is never easy, but it is especially difficult when you rarely need to perform the task. Working in a small business, you cannot afford the same legal slip-ups as large corporations.
Done correctly, taking on or hiring an intern is a win-win proposition. The students gain valuable work experience and the chance to prove that they’re worth considering for full time work (either at your company or elsewhere).
In an environment of shrinking budgets, it’s not uncommon for businesses to dictate that unauthorized overtime is not allowed and workers must complete their tasks during regular working hours. On the surface, it seems like a fairly straightforward policy, but it can send mixed messages about overtime pay and hours. Overtime pay violations are a […]
Unfortunately, at some point most supervisors will find the need to write a letter of termination for an employee who is not meeting expectations or who has violated the company code of conduct. There are a few factors to take into consideration before you begin to write a termination letter.
Should you pay an employee who answers the office phone over lunch break? Do you compensate a worker who is on-call while at home? Figuring out when to compensate workers can be tricky in some situations. This basic fact sheet will help business owners navigate the finer points of the…
Small businesses run on people power. Employing those people, however, requires business owners and managers to meet a number of obligations outlined by the Fair Labor Standards Act. Here is part two of our guide to employer record keeping requirements.
Got records? The Fair Labor Standards Act says that, as an employer, you need to have them. Employer record keeping requirements aren’t complicated; but they are necessary to ensure your small business is compliant with federal regulations.
As an employer, you know that you’re responsible for keeping a variety of records, and that includes records regarding employees time. But exactly what does that mean? This FAQ guide is designed to help small business owners figure out the what’s, why’s, and how’s…