Human Resources

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Q. I have a salaried employee who is pregnant. She brought in a doctor's note that says her hours need to be cut to six per day. Can I either reduce her pay or have her work six days a week? —M.S., Virginia

Q. What's the definition of a standard workweek? One of our employees claims that overtime is defined as anything over eight hours per workday. Is he correct? —P.F., Minnesota

Q. A few employees have complained that we use their Social Security numbers as their ID numbers. They're concerned about potential theft of their identity. Is it legal for employers to use Social Security numbers for ID purposes? —D.T., Illinois

Unlike some other Rust Belt states, Pennsylvania continues to see steady job growth. Gov. Rendell said the latest job figures show a record high: 5,750,100 Pennsylvanians are employed ...

SC Johnson paid one of its employees 25 percent of her salary to spend eight weeks in Mexico learning the culture and language. She's among about 70 employees who have participated in the company’s five-year-old sabbatical program, which allows anyone who has worked at the company for at least five years to take off eight weeks ...

Workaholics, or people who work in “extreme jobs,” cost themselves, their families and their employers dearly, according to a new Center for Work-Life Policy study ...

Q. We have salaried, exempt employees who take increments of vacation time (anywhere from one hour to seven hours at a time) instead of one full day. Is this legal? Or should they take only full-day vacation? —C.D., New Jersey

Q. Is it true that under a recently passed law, our company no longer can request copies of picture I.D. and Social Security cards? —A.G., Texas

Q. If an employee is out sick but has already used up her sick-leave hours, can we legally subtract from her vacation time instead? —K.P., Michigan

Most employee lawsuits stem from employees' perceptions that they got a raw deal. So before you discipline an employee in writing, ask yourself these questions ...