Tag: overtime

data

5 Ways to Win with Your Hourly Workforce Data

Hourly-based organizations can collect more data than ever before, but many lack the tools to leverage that information and proactively manage workforce concerns. Although decisions about hours, pay, safety, and performance are critical to the workforce, too many have been left to “I think” rather than “the data tell me.”

Proposed Rule Aims to Expand Use of Fluctuating Workweek

A new proposed rule from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) intends to clarify that employers who pay nonexempt workers bonuses or other incentive-based pay in addition to a fixed salary can use the fluctuating workweek (FWW) method of paying overtime as a way to keep costs down as long as other requirements for using […]

exempt

Is It OK to Allow Exempt Employees to Perform Some Nonexempt Duties?

You may have employees whom you have properly classified as exempt from receiving overtime pay under federal and state wage and hour law. What happens when you are short one or more hourly employees and you ask an exempt employee to pick up their duties? Under certain circumstances, you may have overtime liability. Read on […]

Dealing with Employee Engagement for Overtime Employees

Overtime is quite common in some industries like restaurants. According to federal regulations, employees working overtime (that is, more than 40 hours a week) are eligible for one-half times the minimum wage. That means, an employee making $3 an hour at a waiting job is eligible to make close to $10 an hour when they […]

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5 Tips for Handling Tricky Religious Accommodations

When an employee’s religious beliefs conflict with a workplace policy, you need to consider whether a reasonable accommodation can be made without creating an undue hardship. Many times, religious accommodations present challenging issues for supervisors and HR professionals, but these five tips can help ease the struggle.