Tag: overtime

Risk of Employees’ Losing Exempt Status Rises During Times of Short-Staffing

In times of short staffing, it’s important to remember exempt employees may lose their exempt status if they spend too much time performing nonexempt work. A recent ruling by the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota serves as a stark reminder that exempt employees may perform nonexempt work but only if their primary […]

FLSA

Bonus Coverage: Discretionary vs. Nondiscretionary

Many companies annually prepare business goals and establish incentives for employees if the goals are met. One common incentive is the quarterly or annual bonus. While the reward process seems straightforward, it can come with unexpected obligations and complicated calculations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Let’s take a closer look at exactly which […]

What Is Hazard Pay?

Hazard pay, as the name implies, is extra pay compensating for some form of danger or hazard employees face. Essentially, this extra pay serves as an incentive to knowingly take on these risks while on the job.

productivity

5 Tips for Maximizing Remote Workers’ Productivity

The COVID-19 outbreak has forced many businesses to offer, if not require, work-from-home options for employees. With people working remotely, employers face many challenges with maintaining the same level of productivity as before the pandemic. Here are five guidelines to help ensure your employees are maximizing their time outside of the office and inside their […]

time

Time Management Training: Work Less to Get More

Managers and business owners worldwide have probably experienced the need for staff to work overtime, stay longer, come in earlier, or work on their usual days off. For salaried employees, this means unhappy staff. For hourly employees, it means costly overtime wages.

time

DOL Close to Raising Overtime Threshold

The United States has a very large number of employment and labor laws and regulations. Compliance with these rules can often be a daunting task, especially for smaller businesses without the luxury of a full-time HR or compliance staff.