The COVID-19 pandemic may have permanently changed the future of work. From banking to insurance and the legal industry, employers have embraced remote work for employees. Before March 2020, many companies allowed only a select few people to work remotely—typically exempt employees who travel. Now, they’re permitting more employees to work from home.
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by Stephan Aarstol,CEO and founder, Tower Paddle Boards What if I told you that you could work fewer hours and be paid the same, or even more? What if I told you that you could give all your employees a raise for free, and they could go home early, everyday? What if I told you […]
Question: Can we require employees to be at work 15 minutes prior to their normal scheduled start time to ensure they are at and prepared to work when scheduled, while also avoid paying overtime?
When we turn our clocks back this weekend, employers need to be aware of the effect that the end of daylight saving time (DST) has on payroll.
By Kate McGovern Tornone, Editor When an employee works overtime, an employer can’t ignore those hours. Even if an employee fails to report the hours, an employer may be liable for back pay and damages if it “should have known” the employee was working overtime, a recent case illustrates.
A typical work day historically involved 8 consecutive hours of effort for full-time workers, but today, most don’t stop working when the clock hits 5 p.m. According to a new survey from CareerBuilder, nearly three in five workers (59%) believe the traditional 9-to-5 work day is a thing of the past. Forty-five percent of workers […]
Productivity and employee engagement go hand in hand. Without engaged employees, you get unproductive people. However, it may not be your workers who are to blame; it could just be the industry you’re in!
A recent U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) enforcement action serves as a reminder that employers must ensure that wage deductions do not create minimum wage violations.
By Mark I. Schickman California employers have been waiting since October 2008 for the California Supreme Court to issue its ruling in the Brinker Restaurant case, clarifying whether employers must “ensure” that employees take meal and rest breaks or simply “provide” those breaks. Today, the court unanimously served up a major victory to California employers […]
by Katie Clayton In this economic climate in Canada, many employers are being forced to find ways to reduce costs, which often means layoffs. But layoffs don’t have to be the only answer — you can reduce costs without losing valuable employees. One way businesses can do so is to slightly reduce their employees hours […]