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Q. Because this season’s flu outbreak was so severe, next fall we would like to require all our employees to get a flu vaccine. We hope this will cut down on employee absences during flu season. Would such a policy be lawful?
The Doubletree Hotel in Richardson has agreed to pay 112 employees $102,592 to settle charges it violated the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Any employee of United Airlines who passes through O’Hare International Airport may stop by the organization’s new health clinic for treatment of routine illnesses, flu shots, employment-related physicals and other services. The free clinic also is open to United’s 10,000 Chicago-area employees.
Under the federal sequester, a federal contractor may be forced to rejigger its workforce through reduced hours or furloughs. The problem: Under the FLSA, exempts must receive a full week’s pay if they do any work during the week. You have three options.
There’s nothing quite like trying to manage intermittent FMLA leave for employees who must see to loved ones’ care during working hours. It’s even more difficult if the employee comes to work, only to spend all her time on the phone, supposedly dealing with the serious health condition covered by FMLA intermittent leave.
Q. We have some paid consultants who have been working for us for two years. Are there any ramifications if we refer to these consultants as “staff” and enter them in a national database as our staff?
Oddly, determining how many employees you have is one of the trickiest parts of the health care reform law. The answer matters: You could wind up paying big penalties next year if you miscalculate.
Promoting from within can save recruiting costs and staff time if you choose the right employees. But internal hires often go wrong for one simple reason: HR and managers assume they know the candidate.
If you want to offer a severance package to an employee in exchange for giving up the right to contest a discharge, give him plenty of time to consider the offer. If you don’t, the signed deal may not be final.
Popularity pays in the form of a fatter paycheck, according to a new study by the National Bureau of Economic Research.