What is At-Will Employment? Even if your company doesn’t use the phrase “At Will,” there is normally some language stating that the employer has the right to terminate any employee at any time, with or without cause (at will employment). In every state except Montana (which only covers employees during a probationary period), employment is […]
As long as you compensate properly and grant the required breaks, there aren’t any federal limitations on how much overtime your employees can work. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) doesn’t place a limit on how much time an employee can work, so, in most states, the number of hours employees can work in a […]
What are the rules for giving employees their pay stubs? Federal Law Overview The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulates issues like payroll record keeping for employers and it doesn’t require employers to provide pay stubs to employees. Employers don’t have to provide a paper record, but the federal law does have strict requirements for […]
If an employee gives two weeks notice, are they entitled to take their remaining PTO during that time?
It may be tempting to deny vacation time to employees who give their notice to avoid being in a bind, but is it legal?
If an employee gives his two weeks’ notice and he already has two weeks’ vacation pay coming to him, does he earn vacation hours after he has given notice?
The answer depends on what your state law states regarding accrued vacation upon termination of employment, as well as how your company regularly responds to paid time off during employment and after termination. Paid Vacation is a Benefit First and foremost, it’s important to consider that paid vacation is a benefit rather than a requirement. […]
Your inside sales employee is likely non-exempt, although it’s possible they could be classified as exempt if they meet the federal and state-specific criteria. Determining Exempt vs. Non-Exempt Whether an employee is exempt or non-exempt, according to the Federal Labor Standards Act (FSLA), is determined by three things: the type of work the employee does […]
Most successful companies find that employee training can pay major dividends when implemented effectively. Training can increase job satisfaction, reduce turnover, improve employee performance, and provide a forum for knowledge transfer within the company. A best practice for training employees is offering orientation and then continuing education.
When training employees, it important to communicate to the employees what they will be expected to learn over the course of the training. Depending on the training topic, quizzes and feedback can enhance absorption of the new information. It is often helpful to summarize what has been learned at the end of the training, to […]
First, an employer ought to establish what the company’s goals are before creating performance reviews. Then the company can decide whether it wants performance reviews to be top-down (manager to direct report), peer review-style (peer-to-peer), or 360 style (with different members of the organization at different levels providing anonymous feedback throughout the review process). Leadership, […]
If an employee resigns but is also due a performance evaluation and merit raise before they leave, do we have to do both of these things?
It depends on more specific details of the situation and your company policy. Included below are some general tips and a specific example related to performance evaluations and merit raises. Usually raises and performance evaluations are given at an employer’s discretion; they aren’t required but are sometimes offered as a form of incentive to employees. […]