Regular attendance is key to an organization’s success as well as to the job function of its employees. It is expected that employees will miss a certain number of days, hence paid time off (PTO) policies; however excessive absenteeism has continued to make an appearance on several HR hot topic lists. More and more, employers are spending a large amount of their time, frequently addressing attendance issues within their workforce.
Before becoming quick to point the finger and move straight to progressive discipline for excessive absenteeism, specifically with repeat offenders, it is imperative that organizations are educated on the federal and state laws regarding employee leave practices. This is especially important when it comes to state and local laws, as the rules tend to be even more employee-friendly.
As employers, we frequently contemplate how we can retain top talent, improve employee morale, and establish rapport within our organization. As the employer, we tend to over analyze these subject areas resulting in time tasking discussions with peers, proposals, and implementation of new processes and programs when realistically it comes down to one simple concept yielding powerful results… Respect.
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Managing Multiple Generations in the Workplace is a very popular subject matter for training. With a potential of five (5) generations in the workplace in some organizations, it is not unusual to have issues with communications. For example, I am from the Generation X era. My whole sense of humor is sometimes based on pop culture, such as:
"Be a MacGyver and fix that computer problem! :)"
I know you are thinking either...
"Oh yea! MacGyver! I loved that show. He could make a bomb out of a piece of bubble gum!"
"Who and what is MacGyver?"
On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released a long-anticipated final ruling on the overtime pay regulation under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The final ruling will significantly alter current pay structures for employees and have a large impact on small businesses. The current salary threshold for exempt employees is $455 a week ($23,660 per year). Effective December 1, 2016, the newly revised salary threshold will be $913 a week ($47,476 per year) for full-time exempt employees.