Definitions of the Millennial generation vary, but basically these are people who, today, range from 20 to 36 years old. Their distinctive characteristics are attributed to two primary factors: Most were raised by highly attentive Baby Boomer parents, and Instant communication via electronic technology has been ubiquitous. As Millennials left home and went to college, [...]
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If your company still uses a manual time tracking system, you are probably losing time and money, as well as opportunities to streamline payroll and labor management. Time Tracking Devices The core of time tracking, whether it's a simple time clock or an elaborate time and attendance system, is the device that recognizes when an employee [...]
Although several federal laws address pregnancy discrimination, employers need to be aware that it's generally state and local rules that govern a company's policies and actions on this important matter. With so much attention paid to the rights of pregnant employees, it's easy for employers to assume that these workers have more protections than they [...]
Recently, HR&P was highlighted by the Houston NBC affiliate, KPRC Channel 2, to discuss the recent surge in sexual harassment claims in the news. Channel 2 called upon HR&P’s own, William “Buck” Brewster, JD, SPHR, to sit down with reporter, Jake Reiner, to review the impact of these claims and how employers are responding. [...]
“Nearly three-quarters of private sector workers receive paid sick days from their employers. [NPR] In our last post, we covered the intricacies of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). This week we’re going to look at paid sick leave, which is now a requirement in 8 U.S. states and Washington, D.C., as well as [...]
Q. One of my employees is upset because I looked in his desk drawer. He's claiming I invaded his privacy. What exactly does this mean? What do I need to know about the privacy rights of my employees? A. Employees have the right to be protected from unreasonable intrusions into their private affairs. The [...]
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) covered employers are obligated to make "reasonable" accommodations to help employees with disabilities perform their jobs. But if such employees can't perform "essential" job functions even with accommodations, employers have more options with respect to disabled employees, including termination. The definitions of "reasonable" and "essential" have always, [...]
If you are a business who has employed more than 50 employees for at least 20 weeks in the current or previous year, then you need to be familiar with the basic rights of employees under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Under the FMLA, employees who have been with their employer for [...]
Hiring a qualified candidate is a win-win for both employer and new hire. Did you know that in addition to a great new staff member, you could also earn a substantial tax credit? If so, would you apply for it? Most employers would say they would — and yet many companies either haven’t heard [...]
"Money [as a motivator or reward] is a very expensive substitute for genuine morale-building," said management consultant Paul Peyton, author of "Profit Power." "A high rate of pay won't create high morale," said Peyton. "You can pay employees enough to endure abusive conditions, but you can't pay them enough to buy their enthusiastic involvement in the [...]