As we previously reported, last week the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued its first Opinion Letters in 9 years. Important questions were addressed regarding the interplay of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the compensability of travel time for nonexempt employees. Part 2 of this […]
Who doesn’t dream of being able to run their business while literally sitting under a palm tree watching the waves rolling in onto the soft, white sand? Or perhaps staring out the “office” window looking out over a magnificent forest setting? For some, it might just be the dream of running their business from a […]
Are you looking for a way to engage your employees? The upcoming March Madness college basketball tournament may offer a great opportunity, as a new survey from staffing firm—OfficeTeam—finds that employees are mad about sporting events.
A new survey from staffing firm OfficeTeam may just “bowl” you over. According to 72% of HR managers, the day after the professional football championship game should be a paid national holiday from work.
A large part of working in Human Resources (HR) is regulating performance management. Creating a space where you and your employees can produce excellent work and perform to the best of your abilities is no easy task, but with the right strategies, you can make it work.
The statistics on employee engagement aren’t promising for employers these days. Gallup reports that only 30% of employees are engaged. If your employees are among that number, you might be missing out on a cost-effective way to boost engagement—building and maintaining a values-based environment.
When will people learn that fake worker’s compensation claims will ultimately lead to lawsuits? Hopefully never, because then we won’t have HRSBT! This recent case is no different, but it’s still entertaining!
by James J. Rooney and Kerry Langan The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) has released a 16-page guide to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) designed to make the law more accessible to employees. The publication, titled “Need Time? The Employee’s Guide to The Family and Medical Leave Act,” […]
by Sarah McAdams The average office worker in America uses about 500 disposable cups every year, according to the Clean Air Council. If 10 million of them used their own mugs, it would eliminate about 312,500 miles of trash every year. Launching a “green coffee” program at your company can be as simple as changing […]
At Thanksgiving time, we thought it would be good to take a look at some of the issues employers face during the holidays — drops in productivity, employees shopping online when they should be working, training seasonal workers, refereeing disagreements about holiday decorations, and, of course, navigating the office party. Lawsuits never take a holiday. […]