Mark Adams, editor of Louisiana Employment Law Letter, answers the 10 most common workplace questions.
Question: We are considering having exempt employees account for their time off in increments of one hour. Is there a specific law that requires exempt employees to take paid time off (PTO) in increments of either four hours (half a day) or eight hours (a full day)?
Usually payroll moves along smoothly. You record time worked and pay the hourly wage or overtime. Still, every once in a while, a situation crops up that makes you shake your head and start frantically thumbing through your policy manual for an answer. Here are a few common issues.
As an HR professional, it’s your job to make sure the benefits your company offers are competitive and desirable. It’s not just about hiring the best and brightest—it’s about retaining the great people you already have! Knowing what sorts of benefits are most valued by employees today can help you make confident plans for the […]
Question: We would like to convert our vacation and sick leave benefits into a PTO plan. What steps should we take in the conversion?
Q. We have employees who accrue paid time off (PTO) each pay period. A number of them don’t use all their PTO and would like to donate some of it to coworkers who have exhausted their own PTO. Does that violate any federal or state laws? Are there any special exceptions or issues we need […]
Recently, a panel of the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals—which covers Alabama, Florida, and Georgia—reversed an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) discrimination matter and sent it back for further proceedings to the district court that had dismissed it before trial.
by Julie A. Moore Even without the eggnog fog and the distracting visions of sugar plums dancing through everyone’s heads at this time of year, the holidays can be a tricky time for complying with employment laws related to wage and hour and leave issues. Here are some FAQs we typically see from HR professionals […]
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) worked with input from HR professionals and with Congress to help create the Workflex in the 21st Century Act, which was introduced in the House of Representatives in early November 2017.
More and more, we’re seeing organizations opt to take a stand on social issues. Consumers and employees are doing so as well by participating in boycotts, joining protests, signing petitions, and donating to causes or groups that they feel are in alignment with their values.