Can We Ask An Applicant Why They Are Leaving Their Current Job?

Can We Ask An Applicant Why They Are Leaving Their Current Job?

Question: Can we ask an applicant why they are leaving their current job?Answer from Kyle, PHR:Yes. While it’s fine to ask this question during the interview, we recommend you collect this information ahead of time by asking about it on an employment...

Can I Modify an Employee’s Time Sheet?

Can I Modify an Employee’s Time Sheet?

The Fair Labor Standards Act requires that you keep accurate records of nonexempt employees' hours worked. As a result, you developed a timekeeping system. However, there may be times when your employees' time sheets need to be adjusted. Are you allowed to...

DOL Issues New Overtime Ruling Effective January 2020

DOL Issues New Overtime Ruling Effective January 2020

The Department of Labor has announced the new minimum salary for certain exempt white collar employees, effective January 1, 2020.Exempt Executive, Administrative, Professional and Computer Employees (EAP)As of January 1, 2020, salaried exempt EAP...

Six Steps To Hiring H-1B Visa Workers

Six Steps To Hiring H-1B Visa Workers

Are you considering hiring H-1B Visa workers? The H-1B visa program permits U.S. employers to temporarily hire foreign workers in specialty occupations. The law currently limits the number of H-1B visas that can be issued annually.To hire an H-1B worker,...

Do We Have To Pay Employees For Required Training?

Do We Have To Pay Employees For Required Training?

Question: Our Employees are required to attend sexual harassment prevention training. Do we need to pay for their time at training?Answer from Eric, SPHR, SHRM-SCPIf an employer requires attendance at a training, then it generally must be paid. While state...

Tips For Tracking Employee Hours

Tips For Tracking Employee Hours

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires that employers track hours worked by nonexempt employees, who typically are paid by the hour. Although you can choose your own timekeeping system, it’s essential that the records you keep are accurate and complete. System...

Do We Have To Give Employees Additional Smoke Breaks?

Do We Have To Give Employees Additional Smoke Breaks?

Question: Do we have to give employees who smoke additional smoke breaks or allow them to return to work smelling strongly of smoke? We’ve received complaints from both other employees and customers. Answer: From Emily , PHR No, you’re not required to provide...

How To Move To Paperless Payroll

How To Move To Paperless Payroll

Paperless payroll is a paper-free payroll process that has become hugely popular in recent years. But despite the groundswell of support for paperless payroll solutions, employers should examine the details before making the switch.   Six Pros of Paperless Payroll...

Workplace Harassment – Who Do We Believe?

Workplace Harassment – Who Do We Believe?

Question: When someone is accused of workplace harassment, who do we believe? We suspect that one of our employees harassed another, but we only have their conflicting stories to go on—no witnesses, video, or emails. The accuser’s account of the incident seems much...