[Upcoming Webinar] The DOL Rule Change is Happening! Here's How to Be Ready

Posted by FrankCrum on Aug 23, 2016 2:32:44 PM

Ready or Not……. employers need to be aware and ready for the new Department of Labor (DOL) rule change which goes into effect December 1, 2016. Under this ruling, the new minimum weekly salary for exempt employees will be $913 per week (or $47,476.00 per year).

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Topics: Payroll, Webinar

Smokers Have “Protections” in Employment??

Posted by Christine Pahl, PHR on Aug 9, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Smoking is the largest cause of preventable illness and death in the United States. It is estimated that workers who smoke each cost their employers $5,800 a year, and can range from $2,885 to $10,125 annually.  The biggest costs come from productivity lost to smoking breaks, followed by health care expenses in excess of what non-smokers end up paying.  

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Topics: Human Resources, Legal News & Compliance

HR Technology: Determining the Best Time and Attendance Technology

Posted by Mike Oddo on Jul 21, 2016 2:30:00 PM

It’s an excellent time for businesses to re-consider which time and attendance technology it is, or isn’t, using as new processes and systems emerge. With the recent rule change from the US Department of Labor (DOL) that more than doubles the white collar overtime exemption pay threshold under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) companies may want to take a look at how they are keeping track of personnel time and attendance. After all, it’s the employer’s responsibility to ensure that all hours worked by non-exempt employees are recorded and paid. The financial implications of compliance, accuracy, efficiency, and fraud have never been greater.

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Topics: Payroll

Importance of a Return to Work Program [Webinar]

Posted by FrankCrum on Jul 14, 2016 10:00:00 AM

A Return to Work (RTW) program is designed to get injured, disabled or temporarily impaired workers back on the job as soon as medically possible.  A RTW program has many great benefits for both you the employer and the employee that include reducing financial impact and improving the injured employee’s recovery progress following an injury. 

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Topics: Risk Management, Webinar

How to get a Chronically Late Employee Back on Schedule

Posted by David Peasall, SPHR, Director of Human Resources on Jun 29, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Most managers have dealt at some point with employees who don’t seem to be able to get to work on time.  Sometimes, after the employee runs out of excuses about traffic, alarms, car trouble or even more creative ideas, they just stop offering excuses – ignoring the impact their poor attendance has on the work team and the customer.  What’s even more maddening is that these may be productive employees otherwise!

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Topics: Small Business Management

DOL New Overtime Rule [Webinar]

Posted by FrankCrum on Jun 21, 2016 12:30:00 PM

The Department of Labor (DOL) has issued its final ruling regarding the changes to pay regulations for exempt employees, which may have a serious impact on the way most employers pay their employees.  Although this change hasn’t gone into effect yet, you need to understand what this ruling means, be prepared and plan ahead.

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Topics: Payroll, Webinar