Back in 2014, President Obama tasked the Secretary of Labor with updating the overtime regulations as they relate to overtime pay exemptions. The intent was to get the regulation details back in alignment with the original intent of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
The HR world is always buzzing about employee engagement and ways to increase productivity, but what if I told you that by shortening your workweek, you could actually be increasing engagement and productivity? Sounds like I’m off my rocker, but a recent study is proving this might be the case.
Yesterday we looked at expert Kara Shea’s advice concerning FLSA exemptions and audits. Today we’ll take a look at what she has to say about legal considerations on this matter.
A recent settlement agreement between an employer and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) serves as a reminder that employers must consider all of an employee’s hours—regardless of where the work was performed—for overtime purposes.
Sometimes we lose sight of what’s really important in life. We get wrapped up in our work and let everything else suffer. As we allow our work to take over our life, it might be our workout routine that gets forgotten or a hobby that fades away. And if you can handle the extra 10 […]
President Obama’s term is coming to an end, and with that, it’s time for his children to go to college, enter the workforce, and make something of themselves. The New York Times is reporting that daughter Malia will be attending Harvard in the fall of 2017, as she plans to take a much deserved “gap […]
Employers naturally want to have a workforce they can count on, but excessive absenteeism—especially without merit—can be a big detriment to productivity. Business Consultant Bridget Miller has some ideas for keeping your employees in their seats.
People spend, on average, 2–3 hours per day on social media or social networking. Companies, loath to fall behind, are using social media and video interviews on a regular basis. While it is important for companies to progress with the times to best reach potential applicants and market their products and services, there is potential […]
It seems as if we get busier every day. How often do you get to the end of the day and feel like you have more left to do than when the day began?
A California Court of Appeal has found that an employer may be liable under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) for failing to accommodate an able-bodied employee’s request to modify his work schedule to care for a disabled family member. The court’s interpretation of the FEHA creates significant new obligations for California employers.