If facing potential fines for violating the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) isn't enough to motivate companies to maintain accurate payroll records, then they should be motivated by the fact that the courts will base an unpaid overtime award on the employee's records of their hours worked — even if the records are inaccurate and an overestimation. (Really, how many employees will underestimate their hours worked?)
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Whom do your co-workers look up to more, you or your boss? According to a recent Randstad survey, employees said that besides their parents, their co-workers were the most influential people in their lives.
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Almost half of executives say that employees would be more productive if their companies banned meetings one day a week, according to a recent survey by OfficeTeam. That may be the case, but administrative assistants say meetings are still very much a part of every day—to a fault. How are admins taming the meeting madness?
Employers have a duty to protect their employees from identity theft. The federal Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act (FACTA) says employers that negligently or purposely let employees’ personally identifiable data fall into the wrong hands can face fines of up to $2,500 per infraction. Here are six tips on developing a data security strategy:
It's no secret that the Obama administration is taking a tougher approach to violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) than its predecessor. Jani Eager, Workforce Management Consultant for Workforce Insight, Inc., and Ruben Rosalez, Department of Labor (DOL), Deputy Regional Administrator, Western Region, gave a crash course to attendees at the American Payroll Association's Annual Congress that highlighted common FLSA trouble areas and how you can survive an audit.
“Write this down in the minutes,” demands a board meeting attendee, implying that his clout alone should be reason enough for you to do what he says, right or wrong. In such a situation, you could use minute-taking standards.
Q. Can we require an employee who is out on FMLA leave to use accrued paid time off if he or she is receiving disability payments?
Question: “I’m concerned that my new boss may have unrealistic expectations about my abilities. After joining this company, I worked for three managers who all gave me outstanding appraisals. However, my most recent supervisor, “Ms. Jones,” decided to lay me off. Fortunately, I have been offered a position by a manager in another department, “Mr. Smith.” After hearing about this, Ms. Jones said, “Mr. Smith will soon find out that you don’t walk on water.” When I mentioned this remark to the HR manager, she said the glowing reviews in my personnel file create the impression that I can do anything. I asked if these comments could be removed to avoid misleading people, but she said no. Now I’m worried about disappointing Mr. Smith and losing another job. How can I lower his expectations?” — JPK
True or false: Employees are either creative or they’re not—creativity isn’t a skill you can teach. False. Managers can play a key role in creating an environment in which employees will want to look for new ideas. Share this article with your supervisors to help tap employee creativity.