Tag: IT

What Can Be Deducted From Employee Wages?

Making wage deductions isn’t always as simple as it may seem. The problem lies in whether a particular deduction is legally allowed for a particular employee. In short, allowable pay deductions are highly case-specific. That is, a deduction that is allowed for one person may not be allowed for another, even in the same company. […]


Steps to a Fair Investigation

When an employee complaint comes in, what action should be taken? Does your workplace have a complaint investigation procedure that is followed each time? Having a thorough investigation process is vital to treating employees fairly and consistently; it is also key to getting all of the facts each time so that the organization can take […]

Good News: HR Degrees Are Worth It

More good news for the HR pros: That degree was worth it. We recently wrote about human resources (HR) making Forbes’ “America’s 15 Most Surprising Six-Figure Jobs” list. Now the HR profession has made another list: Salary.com’s “8 College Degrees That Will Earn Your Money Back” list.

Which Professionals Tip the Scales?

More than half (55 percent) of workers consider themselves to be overweight, and 41 percent have gained weight at their present jobs, according to a CareerBuilder survey. Of those who say they’ve gained weight, 59 percent gained over 10 pounds, and 30 percent gained over 20 pounds. Workers in the following five professions were most […]

Nonexempt versus exempt employees in California: Q&A

How should a California employer handle an exempt employee who works a partial day? What about exempt employees who do not meet the salary requirements for their exemption? The details around nonexempt versus exempt employees in California can be complex, and getting them wrong can be costly. In a recent CER webinar, Marc L. Jacuzzi […]

What Makes an Effective Record Retention Policy?

A record retention policy is a formal protocol for the saving and destruction of company records. It should include documents required to be kept by law or kept for business reasons, and it should cover both paper and electronic records, according to attorney Ronald J. Cooke, a partner in the Los Angeles office of Nossaman […]