I have a company that does lighting designs for events that require employees to travel from their homes to various locations. Sometimes travel is required out of state. Typically the travel time is one to two hours. Sometimes employees meet at the warehouse and ride in the company van. Do we pay for the time […]
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We have a graphic designer who currently we designate as non-exempt. I realize they can be an exempt position but we are trying to determine if the position is really exempt. His supervisor says that the employee comes up with ideas for advertising and develops them. My concern is that he does more routine, manual […]
An employee is claiming that they are unable to perform an essential function of their job due to infertility treatments and may potentially need to miss work as a result. How should this be treated under FMLA, ADA, and/or the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA)?
We want to draft a policy that allows us to install a monitoring app on employee’s personal phones that can contain private HIPAA data and gives us the option to remotely wipe the phone if stolen. The hurdle is that we do not provide any reimbursement for personal phones. Are we allowed to do this […]
We are a staffing company with employees in almost every state. Employees are non-exempt and submit hours worked via timecard. But what happens when we don’t receive one from the employee? Are we required to pay the employee even if we do not have a time card?
My understanding is that employers may not require employees to use paid leave not yet available. At my company we make employees use all but 5 vacation days before taking unpaid FMLA leave. Are we violating anything by doing this?
Can an employee open up a Health Savings Account (HSA) if their spouse has a general purpose Flexible Spending Account (FSA)? If not, can they open up the HSA account once their spouse’s FSA is exhausted and closed? And once they do this, how does the employer who is contributing to the HSA abide by […]
We have some non-exempt employees traveling to Poland. How do we calculate international travel in line with FLSA rules?
An employee over the age of 65 who already enrolled in Medicare Part A is now being separated due to disability. Does the company (self-insured) have to offer him 18 months of COBRA? If yes, which plan becomes primary and which plan is secondary?