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Working With Summer Scheduling Challenges

 

With summer underway employees have more scheduling challenges than usual. Vacations, summertime child care concerns, and the desire to take advantage of nice weather with an...

May 17, 2018

HR

How To Determine Whether an Employee is Eligible for FMLA

 

We were recently asked "We have over 50 employees, so I know the FMLA applies to us, but how do I determine whether an employee is eligible? And what do I do if they are?" The...

May 9, 2018

HR

Why Courts, States, and Employers Are Focusing on Pay Equity

 

The federal Equal Pay Act went into effect in 1963, but it hasn’t brought an end to pay disparities between men and women. Neither have state laws with the same...
May 2, 2018

Management

PaySphere - Compliance Update FLSA Amended to Allow Tip Pooling if No Tip Credit is Taken

 

The rules around tip pooling have been mired in litigation since 2011, when regulations came into effect that forbid tip pooling between employees who customarily...

April 25, 2018

HR

How Conducting Exit Interviews Can Help You Increase Retention

 

The exit interview is a conversation with a departing employee about their time at the company and the reason for their departure. It’s completely optional, but some...
April 18, 2018

HR

Employee Handbooks: The First Step to Avoiding Legal Headaches in the Workplace

 

Why Do We Need an Employee Handbook?
 
A single discrimination lawsuit can cost a company hundreds of thousands of dollars in defense expenses and settlement or jury...
April 11, 2018

HR

What is Culture, Anyway?

 

W hen you belong to an organization, there’s usually a reason, right? Whether the organization is a business, club, or other group, something about it appealed to you,...
April 4, 2018

HR

The Safety Program Mistake You Don’t Want to Make

 

Some employers try to create a safe workplace by rewarding employees when there are no work-related injuries. This is a mistake. While you certainly want to motivate...
March 28, 2018

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