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Pay History And The Gender Wage Gap

The Equal Pay Act (EPA) prohibits sex-based wage discrimination between men and women in the same establishment who perform jobs that require substantially equal skill, effort, and responsibility under similar working conditions. Women have historically been paid less than men for the same work, and this still holds true despite the EPA. According to the [...]

By |2019-03-05T22:57:07+00:00March 1st, 2019|Employment Matters, 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 |2019-01-21T15:10:09+00:00January 4th, 2019|Employment Matters, HR, Human Resources|0 Comments

The Pitfalls of Performance Improvement Plans

I’ve never been a fan of Performance Improvement Plans. PIPs are designed to give an employee a chance to improve his performance standards, with a set timeframe for accomplishing goals and specific consequences for failure to do so. Even when used how intended, PIPs are problematic when the employee fails to improve his performance standards, [...]

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 |2019-02-03T16:20:48+00:00March 15th, 2017|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 |2019-01-21T15:09:16+00:00October 16th, 2015|HR, Human Resources|0 Comments