Tag: hours

class action lawsuit

Misclassification Alone Is Insufficient for Class Treatment

Are certain classes of your employees routinely working overtime? If so, are they properly classified as exempt or nonexempt? Wage and hour class actions continue to be large thorns in the sides of many employers, and this recent decision serves as a good reminder of how critical it is for you to review your overtime […]

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Paying Police and Firefighters: Serving the Public and Our Workplaces

Police officers and firefighters have special overtime rules. Overtime pay for most employees is based on a 7-day workweek. Overtime pay for police officers, firefighters, and related employees, on the other hand, may be determined on a 28-day work period.

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HR Metrics that Matter: Learn to Drive Sustainable Business Processes

We tend to overcomplicate with scorecards and dashboards, says Shane Yount. If metrics don’t answer the question, “Are you winning or losing?” they don’t matter. You’re wasting your time, he says. Yount’s remarks came at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Annual Conference and Exposition, held recently in New Orleans. Yount is chief operating […]

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stress

U.S. Workplaces are Physically and Emotionally Demanding, New Study Finds

The American workplace is physically and emotionally taxing, with workers frequently facing unstable work schedules, unpleasant and potentially hazardous working conditions, and an often hostile social environment, according to a new study that probes working conditions in the United States.

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solar eclipse

Eclipse Overshadows Workday, Costs Employers Millions

August 21, 2017, was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see a solar eclipse for some and—since it occurred on a Monday—a loss of profit for others. Did your company hold a solar eclipse viewing party, or did you simply allow your employees to view the eclipse on their own? Either way, if your employees weren’t working […]

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day off

Just Take the Day Off, You’re Already Wasting It

If you look around your office right now, how many of your employees or coworkers are engrossed in their cell phones? It’s become all too common to see people more focused on a cell phone screen rather than what’s going on around them. But how is this trend affecting productivity? Would you like to wager […]

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Sexual Harassment

Sexual Harassment: Was Employee Subjected to Unwelcome Workplace Harassment?

A recent case from the Tennessee Court of Appeals acts as a reminder of the importance of implementing and enforcing policies aimed at preventing sexual harassment in the workplace. The outcome of the case also shows that while you may not be able to prevent all inappropriate behavior by your supervisors, how you respond to […]

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Avoiding Burnout for Remote Workers

Does your organization offer the possibility of working remotely? Perhaps you have a distributed workforce in which employees work from any location they like, or maybe you have a telecommuting policy allowing occasional work-from-home options. If you offer any form of remote working, it may be wise to consider how to keep remote workers from […]

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Communication

Productivity: Is Office Jargon Stopping Your Employees from Getting the Job Done?

Have you ever heard a coworker say something like, “It ladders up to our overarching framework and optimizes the impactfulness of our deliverables,” and wondered, “HUH?” You’re not alone. In a survey of America’s office workers by American Express OPEN, 88% admit to pretending to understand office jargon, even when they really have no idea […]

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