Courtesy of HR Snapshot! Question: If we require employees to come in 10 minutes early to prepare for the start of their shift, do we have to pay them for this extra time? Answer from Kara, JD, SPHR: Yes. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (and likely state law as well), you must pay […]
Courtesy of HR Snapshot! Question: How do I track FMLA leave? Answer from Sarah, PHR, SHRM-CP: After determining that a leave is covered by FMLA, you should begin tracking time against the 12-week entitlement. You’ll track this time in whole-week increments if the need for leave is continuous. Each week missed will be counted as […]
Taking time away from work is good for the health and morale of employees. When they can rest during an illness, recuperate after an injury, or tend to affairs in their personal lives, they’re better able to focus at work and engage in the tasks at hand. Too many absences, however, may be a sign […]
The proposed changes to overtime pay by the Obama administration would give nearly 5 million Americans working in white-collar jobs extra pay, according to the Pew Research Center.
When people leave their homes to go and put in a hard day at work, they expect to be paid for it.
Telecommuting is even more commonplace in today’s office environment. However, does the option hurt or help employees and their businesses?
Although the economy has shown strong signs of recovery, this does not mean that companies are looking to spend money frivolously or in a reckless fashion.
Abercrombie and Fitch, the New Albany, Ohio-based teen clothing retailer announced that it would end its controversial on-call scheduling practices at its New York stores later this year.