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An employee has been with the company for almost 2 years and is always on time and present. However, they have recently stopped showing up for their scheduled shifts. We learned that the employee has fallen into a deep depression which is restricting the individual from having contact not only with our company but also […]
Is an employer required to allow for intermittent time off due to military service? Can an employer require employees to provide proof of the need for intermittent time off?
We’re trying to verify that teachers are exempt when it comes to new overtime regulations? So we have a teaching fellow whose salary is $40k. Do we need to either raise it to $47,476 or start tracking hours?
Regarding the new overtime rule and the minimum salary threshold for exempt status—how does it treat part-time employees who are currently exempt? For example, if a part-time worker in an exempt position making is $30k annually, but the full-time equivalent is $60k, do they meet the requirement?
Do subcontractors have to comply with Executive Order 13658, which increased the minimum wage for federal contractors?
We are a staffing company that employs W-2 contractors. We are trying to determine exempt vs. nonexempt status for an employee. The job is a Senior Systems Engineer. Utilizing an FLSA checklist, he meets the criteria for an exempt employee. However, he is not a salaried employee. Does the fact that he is paid hourly […]
We have just determined that we will be having a reduction in force. One of our employees, who was scheduled to be affected by the reduction, just notified us yesterday that he needed the day off to get a health exam as part of his enlistment process for military service. Since his selection for termination […]
One of my clients has an employee who is requesting compensation for time spent enrolling in benefits using his/her personal time. The employees have limited access to computers since they work in a production area. The employer will have a computer set up for employees to use during the week of open enrollment. However, employees […]
We would like to have 3 different payroll deductions for employee benefits—for employees who work under 30 hours per week, 30-39 hours per week, and 40 or more hours per week. What are the surrounding legal issues?