Tag: hourly employees

safety

How HR and EHS Teams Collaborate to Keep Workers Safe (Podcast Transcript)

There has always been a tendency for organizations to silo into discrete units, which can make it difficult to address many of the day-to-day problems that arise through normal business. Now, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues disrupting how company’s look and operate, it is more important than ever to have open channels of communication within […]

policy

5 Employment Policies to Draft or Redraft with Coronavirus Hindsight

If you’re like most businesses, you’re eager to reopen or return to “normal” operations as soon as possible. But before you reopen your offices and businesses—and perhaps while you have some extra time on your hands—it’s a good idea to dust off and update your employment policies to account for the new coronavirus world we […]

time

Time Management Training: Work Less to Get More

Managers and business owners worldwide have probably experienced the need for staff to work overtime, stay longer, come in earlier, or work on their usual days off. For salaried employees, this means unhappy staff. For hourly employees, it means costly overtime wages.

COVID19

How Can You Help Employees Impacted by COVID-19?

Let’s face it: Not every employer has the ability to allow workers to work from home in order to minimize human contact and reduce the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), and because of this, many employers have been forced to close their doors or reduce their hours of operation.

exempt

Is It OK to Allow Exempt Employees to Perform Some Nonexempt Duties?

You may have employees whom you have properly classified as exempt from receiving overtime pay under federal and state wage and hour law. What happens when you are short one or more hourly employees and you ask an exempt employee to pick up their duties? Under certain circumstances, you may have overtime liability. Read on […]

Overtime rules: Changes on the way, but specifics scarce

Secretary of Labor Tom Perez has his orders. President Barack Obama on March 13 officially directed him to “modernize and streamline the existing overtime regulations.” The president’s directions further instruct the Department of Labor (DOL) to “address the changing nature of the workplace” and simplify the rules so that they will be “easier for both […]

Wasting Time at Work: Do You Try to Stop the Madness or Just Go with It?

It’s March — the culmination of a long and productive season for the country’s top college basketball teams. It’s also the beginning of a less productive season in the workplace. March Madness may serve to sharpen the focus of the athletes playing in the college championship tournament, but the Big Dance often has the opposite […]

Take a Vacation from Smartphones and Overtime Laws

by Sarah McAdams Do you keep your personal Blackberry or iPhone on your bedside table, yanking yourself from deep sleep every time a new message dings in? You’re not alone, sad addict. I, for instance, am typing this on a Saturday at a picnic table in my backyard. For years, employers have most frequently issued […]

Comp Time in the Private Sector

On February 10, 2009, Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Washington) again introduced the Family Friendly Workplace Act, which, if passed, would amend the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and authorize private employers to provide compensatory (or “comp”) time off in lieu of overtime pay. For almost 20 years, the public sector has been using comp time, […]