Paying back ‘Borrowed’ vacation leave

  • February 01, 2008

Q. We allow our employees to “borrow” unearned vacation time. Our policy provides that if employees quit or are terminated with a “negative”...

Putting a cap on vacation time accrual

  • November 16, 2007

Q. Our company’s vacation policy provides that once an employee earns 240 hours (or 30 days) of vacation, no additional vacation may be accrued until the balance...

Do temporary employees count?

  • November 07, 2007

Q. We’re a small company with about 45 employees, but we have another 20 employees who are temporary. Do we have to count the temps when complying with the EEO or...

Pros and cons of tuition assistance

  • October 05, 2007

Q. I am the HR director of a midsize company. I am currently evaluating additional benefits that my company can provide to help us attract and retain talent. One of our...

Gourmet dining room keeps meal costs down

  • September 07, 2007

You won’t catch employees of the Washington, DC-based American Enterprise Institute (AEI) brown-bagging it for lunch. Instead, they can enjoy three-course gourmet...

Local Ordinances in Indiana

  • August 24, 2007

Local governments in Indiana sometimes legislate their own rules for employers within their jurisdictions. For example, some municipalities have living-wage laws...