Human Resources

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White Paper published by The HR Specialist, copyright 2007 ______________________ Knowing why employees leave is crucial to finding the cause for turnover. And exit interviews can be a great tool to obtain that feedback. Use these tips to make the most of those meetings: Schedule it in advance. This sends the message that you take […]

Q. Recently, we audited our jobs and determined that some employees were classified as hourly when they should be exempt. We reclassified them. But now, I have a question about handling time off for our newly exempt employees. By law, are we required to NOT charge an exempt person’s time if they’re out of the office for a half day? And if we do start charging an exempt person’s time (vacation or personal) if they miss an hour or two, are we setting ourselves up to be sued?

White Paper published by The HR Specialist ______________________ June 2015 Overtime law changes: On June 30, 2015, the Department of Labor announced a proposed rule that would more than double the salary threshold that makes white-collar managers eligible for overtime pay. The DOL’s long-awaited rewrite of the FLSA’s overtime rule for salaried administrative, executive and […]

Employees of 1-800-Contacts in Salt Lake City can feast on prime rib with Yukon Gold potatoes and a vegetable for just $2.50 in the company restaurant, a treat from their employer ...

White Paper published by The HR Specialist ______________________ The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) isn’t an open-ended demand that employers do whatever is necessary to accommodate workers with disabilities. The law requires employers to make “reasonable” accommodations to allow a disabled worker to perform the essential functions of his job. The key question: What is […]
You’re probably relying more heavily on internal promotions than in the past. And as internal candidates compete more and more for coveted “inside” jobs, expect a corresponding rise in the number of failure-to-promote lawsuits when expected promotions don’t materialize. These six steps will help keep you out of court.
Billions of e-mail messages are sent each day, but one study estimates that the average employee wastes more than 40 minutes a day on worthless e-mail. That doesn't even include the jokes your friends and family forward and the unnecessary messages your colleagues copy to everyone in the office. Here's how you can trim the time you spend on e-mail.

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled last year that an employer's policy prohibiting off-duty fraternization was lawful. (See PLA, February 6, 2006.) An appeals court recently overturned the Board's decision, sending a clear message that broad bans on employee relationships may cause legal trouble for employers.