Imagine an employee that is paid close to a million dollars annually, is non-exempt, and therefore entitled to time and one-half on top of their six figure pay. Possible? A federal court in Tennessee says yes. The Plaintiffs in this case were employees paid as commission based sales representatives. They earned well over $100,000 per year, and in some years the most successful sales representatives earned over $900,000.
With November arriving, so has the official start of the flu season. An outbreak of the flu in the workplace can cause significant reduction in productivity. Employers should educate their employees on how to avoid the flu and how their sick policies apply should an employee get sick.
Vets 4212 reporting due November 15th: Federal Contractors and subcontractors, don’t forget to file by next Wednesday November 15th.
Michigan Democratic Legislators are introducing legislation intended to curtail illegal deductions from pay. Any illegal deduction from pay is being called wage theft. Wage theft is described as the “denial of wages or employee benefits that are rightfully owed to an employee.”
The Republican tax bill was introduced last Thursday by the House of Representatives. The proposed bill has mixed-results for HR programs, although 401(k) programs are relatively untouched.
A recent survey by the American Psychological Association shows that stress in America is at an all-time high. While main sources of stress for more than 66% of the respondents tend to be about our country’s future and political issues, money and work still tend to be major stressors.
Leaders must continually be taking the pulse of the organization they work for. A once happy workplace can turn toxic quickly if you are not paying attention. But when caught early, it can be turned around.
Don’t forget -- Daylight Savings Time ends Sunday, Nov 5th: Daylight-saving time will end on Sunday, November 5, 2017, when clocks will be set back one hour at 2:00 a.m. For a copy of the reminder poster, click here.
A change is coming to talent pipeline development. Can’t find an engineer or computer analyst, for example? Why worry about college graduates when employers can develop their own through apprenticeship programs. Long associated with skilled trade workers, electricians, etc., the European model is coming to America.
Last week we wrote about the recent Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals decision pertaining to hours worked and travel time. Following up in short order, the Sixth Circuit ruled on yet another and arguably more obscure part of wage and hour regulation, Draw Against Commissions. They looked at whether an employer can collect draws by the employee that exceeded commissions owed after employment ends.
Why should I run background checks on my applicants? What do other employers check on backgrounds? These are questions that I get quite often from our customers. “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” ― Benjamin Franklin.
What happens when an employee is hospitalized without notice and informs via a surrogate (her son) that she is in the hospital and won’t be at work? Should the employer provide FMLA paperwork (assuming the employee is eligible) or terminate the employee for a no call/no show attendance rule violation?
It has been proven that women are promoted less, underrepresented in the C-suite, and receive lower wages then men. A recent study set out to discover why and see if women’s behavior is responsible. The study, published by Harvard Business Review, revealed that biological differences between men and women do not affect the way they act at work and are not responsible for gender bias.
One of the trickier areas of wage and hour compliance is calculating hours worked when non-exempt employees travel on company business. There are several different situations that the wage and hour regulations address. One is “travel that is all in a day’s work” another is “home to work on a special one-day assignment in another city,” and the third is “travel away from home community.”
Succession planning is a process for identifying and developing new leaders who can replace old leaders when they leave, retire or die. It increases the likelihood of having internal, experienced and capable employees that are prepared to assume these roles as they are vacated. Succession planning is crucial in order to avoid an organizational crisis when someone in a key role leaves.
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