Inflexible Leave Of Absence Policies May Leave Employers Vulnerable

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Employment laws are fluid! In the ever-changing landscape of today’s workplace, it is critical that employers keep their policies current and lawful. Remember when it was okay to prohibit employees from discussing their wages? Or when you could prohibit an employee in Texas from keeping a [...]

By |2019-01-04T13:42:31+00:00July 2nd, 2015|HR, Human Resources, Leave Of Absence Policies|0 Comments

Employee Misclassification: Costly Mistakes for Employers

Are your employees properly classified? Two areas of misclassification that trip up employers and can cause costly problems down the road are misclassifying employees who are entitled to overtime, and misclassifying employees as independent contractors. Overtime - Exempt v. Non-Exempt. With certain exceptions, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires employers to pay overtime to [...]

By |2019-01-04T13:46:37+00:00July 2nd, 2015|HR, Human Resources|0 Comments

To Win in Employment Matters . . . Start with the Boat Captain

My paternal grandparents were Greek immigrants. During WWI, my grandfather was living in a small port village in Asia Minor (now Turkey) with his parents and siblings. When he was seven years old, a “rogue magistrate” decided to round up all the Greeks in the village and kill them. They were taken out to sea [...]

By |2019-01-04T14:23:34+00:00July 2nd, 2015|Employment Matters, HR, Human Resources|0 Comments