In September 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) expanded the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) overtime coverage to more than one million workers. In response, employers everywhere readied themselves for a potentially seismic shift. Calls to legal counsel, workforce audits, and wage adjustments ensued to make sure workers were properly classified. Soon, it may […]
“I don’t know!” “I was wrong!” These phrases are rare gems that remain hidden in an overconfident world: today, admitting mistakes is mainly considered as impotence and failure. As proof, common synonyms for the word ‘humility’ are ‘abasement’ or ‘submissiveness’ – hardly desirable traits. But our tendency to reason and speak in order to be […]
Modern business organizations are complex, with numerous employees involved in any given effort. The work put into a final product can come from many different team members and may require the review of many others before being finalized, approved, or disseminated internally or externally. Often, companies will put in place standard processes to route work […]
When most employees were sent home to work remotely in March, little consideration was given to the workspace that would support this new way of work. The main concern at the time was around the technology needs to complete the work. But a workspace is about more than a laptop and a camera for those […]
Q.) We want to give an important employee a raise to ensure she stays with us, but we don’t want to be unfair to other workers. Are there other ways to retain this employee without upsetting coworkers?
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) recently published an article discussing the legal ramifications of an employee turning down a raise from his or her employer, and it brought up a very perplexing question: Why would an employee turn down an increase in pay?