Do Employees Have Rights to Their Personnel Files?

May 15th, 2019 3:30 pm

An employee’s personnel file contains important work-related information specific to him or her. This may include: Job description. Job application. Resume. Employment offer. W-4 form. Employee benefits forms. Emergency contacts. Employment contract. Performance reviews. Complaints from clients or co-workers. Attendance records. Disciplinary actions. Termination records. Employees may request to see this information for various reasons, […]

Do You Know Your Employee Turnover Rate?

April 15th, 2019 5:13 pm

Employee turnover rate is the percentage or number of employees who leave a company and are subsequently replaced. Industry experts put the cost of replacing an employee at somewhere between 50 percent and 60 percent of the departing employee’s salary. This can take a toll on your profit margin, which is why calculating and controlling […]

5 Interview Questions to Avoid

March 15th, 2019 4:30 pm

The Civil Rights Act forbids employers from discriminating against employees and job applicants based on their race, color, sex, national origin and religion. Asking questions related to those (and other) protected classes may be a blatant violation of the law or, at the very least, could be unethical or unwise. Here are five of these […]

Who Is Excluded From the FLSA’s Minimum Salary Requirements?

February 16th, 2019 10:55 am

Executive, administrative and professional employees who meet the Fair Labor Standard Act’s job duties and salary basis criteria are exempt from the FLSA’s minimum wage and overtime pay provisions. Per the FLSA, these employees must be paid no less than $455 per week on a salary basis. However, the following positions may be exempt from […]

Inclement Weather and Your Payroll Obligations

January 15th, 2019 2:27 pm

Hurricanes, storms, tornadoes, blizzards, floods and other weather-related disasters can cause inclement weather closures. But even if one of these calamities causes your business to close, your employees must still be paid on their next regularly scheduled payday if they did any work during the pay period. To ensure accurate payment, you’ll need to take […]