Back in May of 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a significant change to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), with the changes to have been effective December 1, 2016. The FLSA law establishes the right to a minimum wage and governs overtime pay. At the last minute, at the end of November 2016, [...]
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“It is an odd paradox that a society, which can now speak openly and unabashedly about topics that were once unspeakable, still remains largely silent when it comes to mental illness.” – Glenn Close […]
Editor’s Note: This article is written by Marc Mullis, Founder/CEO of Payformance Partners and was originally published on Payscale.com For decades, businesses used grade-based salary ranges to manage employee salaries. As an administrative tool kept in a three-ring binder on our desks, grade-based salary ranges have been very handy. However, this type of salary structure is now [...]
Since the birth of the #MeToo social media movement in October 2017, the #MeToo hashtag has been used 19 million times on Twitter alone.¹ This wide-spreading movement was a sobering reminder that abuses of power commonly occur, and are often unreported. However, over the past year, as both women and men have encouraged one another [...]
Hello 2019! 2018 was a busy year from a regulation change standpoint, so that means a lot of things are different for companies in 2019. We are seeing more and more that employment laws and regulations are being changed at the state and local levels, more so than at the federal level. Things move a little [...]
The winter holidays are a great opportunity for employees to bond over social events and sugar cookies, but they can also be a source of conflict for HR managers, who must make sure the season doesn’t lead to hurt feelings, discomfort or worse—a charge of religious discrimination. […]
Do you know why your company engages in the HR practices that it does? If you are applying HR practices simply because your policies are “how it’s done,” it may be time to take a second look at your handbook. Sure, it can be easy to develop HR policies that reflect practices you’re familiar with, [...]
To be 20% better, all you have to do is be more efficient doing what you’re now doing. To be 100% better, you have to start over. […]
According to a recent survey, 80% of employees would choose additional benefits over a pay raise.¹ Yep, that means that big paychecks are no longer motivating today’s workforce. Our flexible, technology-driven environment impacts what people expect out of their jobs, regardless of generation. Instead of being driven by large salaries, employees are now inspired by experiences [...]