‘Voluntary’ training time: To pay or not?

  • January 27, 2012

Do you offer extra off-duty training for employees that, while technically voluntary, is strongly recommended? If training participants are hourly employees, chances are...

Placed on PIP? That’s no reason to quit

  • November 20, 2011

Employees placed on performance improvement plans (PIP) sometimes suspect that they are about to be fired. But that doesn’t mean they can jump the gun, quit and...

Paid Time Off

  • August 12, 2011

Paid time off (PTO) programs are on the rise because tracking employee leave can be a logistical nightmare. That's why many employers have turned to PTO policies to...

Fringe Benefits

  • August 12, 2011

The most common tax-free fringe benefit employers offer is health insurance.  The second most popular tax-free fringe benefit is retirement benefits (e.g., a...