Quiz Corner: Managing PTO Requests

An employee who has worked at my company for 90 days and is newly eligible for PTO asked for two weeks of time off next month for a vacation. He is still in training and that is a lot of time to miss. do I have to approve it because the PTO is available to him?

Request Schedule Change After Disability Leave

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?

Quiz Corner: Background Checks

Q:  Can an employer conduct a background check before extending an offer of employment? A:  Federal law does not prohibit employers from conducting background checks before an offer of employment is made. However, state laws may have restrictions such as limiting what type of information may be requested before an offer is made.  Examples include … Continued

Quiz Corner: Which interview question is a “no-no”?

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

Quiz Corner: Holiday Pay

Q:    Are employers required to provide holiday pay to part-time employees? A:    It depends. Employers aren’t obligated to pay any hourly non-exempt employee for holidays they do not work; however some employers voluntarily do so. Often times, companies will offer paid holidays to only full-time employees but some also have paid holidays for regular … Continued

Quiz Corner: Two Week Notice

If an employee gives a two-week notice of resignation, can an employer choose to terminate them immediately?

Quiz Corner: Employee Advances

Is it okay to offer employees loans? By Kristen Kelly, HR Specialist & Onboarding Consultant Q:   An employee shared with his employer that his family is going through a hard financial situation. He indicated it was difficult to make ends meet. Is it OK to offer the employee a loan through an employee advance and … Continued

Quiz Corner: Recruiting Communications

What should an employer tell a candidate who is not selected for a position? How an organization handles it’s applicants is perceived as a reflection of how it treats its employees.