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...

When Does the I-9 Need to be Completed?

When Does the I-9 Need to be Completed?

Answer from Ophelia, SPHR, GPHR, SHRM-SCP: All new employees must complete Section 1 of Form I-9 on or before their first day of employment. Then, within three business days of their start date, they should submit acceptable proof of their identity and eligibility to...

Payroll Management Celebrates Grand Opening & 30th Anniversary

Payroll Management Celebrates Grand Opening & 30th Anniversary

July 25, 2019 - Auburn, Maine - Payroll Management, Inc., one of Northern New England’s largest independent and family-owned payroll service firms, celebrated its 30th Anniversary and grand opening of its new corporate offices at 550 Center Street in Auburn by holding...

How Do I Determine if a Position is Exempt or Non-Exempt?

How Do I Determine if a Position is Exempt or Non-Exempt?

Here's the Answer from Kara, JD, SPHR: Exempt and non-exempt are classifications under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), a federal law requiring that most employees receive at least minimum wage for each hour worked and overtime pay for hours worked over 40 in a...

5 Things to Consider About Changing Payday

5 Things to Consider About Changing Payday

You may have a good reason to change your payday, but before you make your move, be sure to take into account various rules and implications. 1. Fair Labor Standards Act The FLSA requires prompt payment of wages but does not specifically address pay frequency or...