In November 2018, Google Employees protested against pay inequity and nontransparent approaches to the topic of sexual harassment, among other things. These are hot button topics within employment and HR. Now several of these Google workers are claiming that they are being retaliated against by their employer.
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) generally requires overtime pay of at least 1 ½ times the regular rate of pay for hours worked in excess of 40 hours per week for non-exempt employees. The Department of Labor (DOL) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to amend the rules regarding how overtime is calculated, specifically related to what forms of “regular pay” employers include and exclude in the 1 ½ times calculation.
If I want to terminate an employee, can I give them the option to resign instead so that they have a better employment record?
Caution: Hazardous/Toxic Behaviors Ahead Individual personalities are a large part of the dynamic within a workplace. Unfortunately, personalities may be hard to read during the interview process. Sometimes an individual’s true personality shines through after beginning work as an employee. Research has shown that most hiring failures come from poor culture fit rather than a … Continued
An employee is out on disability leave. The employee calls to request to come back to work, but only working nights and weekends. Does the employer have to accommodate this request?
Improve Your Business with a People Plan You probably have a business plan for 2019. Are your most important assets, your employees, tied in? Actively engaged employees account for only 34% of the workforce (Gallup). Engaged employees love their jobs. They care about their company, contribute, believe in the mission, feel their job uses their strengths … Continued
Do You Have Engaged Employees? Do you find yourself asking yourself the following questions: How can I better retain my employees? What can I do to make my employees more engaged? Are my employees happy working here? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may want to conduct an engagement survey. An … Continued
Employee Onboarding: Making New Staff Feel Welcome Each year, 25% of the population makes some kind of career change. The onboarding process that new employees experience is crucial to their future success, and will ultimately save you dollars from your bottom line when you see a reduction in turnover. Below are some things to consider … Continued
Which interview question has the potential to be discriminatory under federal law? A. Why did you leave your last job? B. This job requires you to lift 10-pounds. Are you able to lift at least 10-pounds with or without reasonable accommodations? C. Are you a U.S. Citizen? D. Who is the best manager you ever … Continued
Certainly most employees realize that their employment comes at an additional cost to their employer beyond their direct pay (base pay and/or incentive pay). However, they may not realize that employers are providing them with thousands of dollars in additional benefits, both mandated and voluntary.