A 1,000-person business has a total of 2 million employee hours to use or waste. Companies tend to meticulously manage and optimize money, resources, and materials, but fail to similarly optimize and manage their time. To get the most out of their workforce, businesses need to find ways to optimize the processes surrounding their most […]
Offering work perks is a great way to attract and retain top talent, but what types of perks are favored most by employees?
Across industries, businesses have a universal set of highly-valued, meticulously-documented priorities: their money, their resources, their materials. These are all measured, tracked, managed, and understood as absolutely vital, business-critical facets of any operation—as they should be.
The U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals—which covers Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin—recently issued a decision sending a race discrimination case back to the district court for trial.
A recent decision from Ohio’s 10th District Court of Appeals is a useful reminder that the line between employees and independent contractors may not always be as clear as one would think.
A substitute school custodian said she was pressured to have sex with a foreman in exchange for more hours and then retaliated against for refusing his advances and lodging a sexual harassment complaint. This case demonstrates the importance of training employees and supervisors on sexual harassment prevention and on protocols for reporting harassment.
With daylight saving time officially coming to an end on Sunday, November 5, it may be time for working Americans to take advantage of that extra hour of sleep. According to a new survey from Glassdoor, three in four (74%) full and part time employees say they get less than 8 hours of sleep on […]
Sometimes an employee who is released from service for good cause complains that the real reason for the employer’s decision is retaliation for her attempt to protect the public. “I’m a whistleblower!” the disgruntled former employee proclaims. “Look at all the terrible misconduct the employer was trying to cover up!”
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 […]
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.