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Progressive Discipline

Progressive discipline helps employees understand and correct violations they have made. It also allows employers to take serious action when warranted. Following these steps also helps ensure that a discharge is fair and will stand up to legal scrutiny. Progressive discipline is mutually beneficial. A structured system can take some of the guesswork out of … Continue reading Progressive Discipline

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New Overtime Rule Raises Salary Cut-Off

Employees who make less than $35,568 are now eligible for overtime pay under a final rule issued today by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). The new rate will take effect Jan. 1, 2020. To be exempt from overtime under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), employees must be paid a salary of at least the threshold amount and meet … Continue reading New Overtime Rule Raises Salary Cut-Off

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Grounds for Termination – What You Need to Know

The decision to fire an employee is rarely an easy one. Above all, you must be sure that you have sufficient grounds for termination. If you don’t have justifiable and legal reasons for firing an employee, the worker can go to court and charge the company with wrongful discharge or discrimination. With a growing number … Continue reading Grounds for Termination – What You Need to Know

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10 Easy Things to Build Employee Engagement

What are the benefits of building an engaged workforce? There are many benefits of building an engaged workforce. Compared to unengaged employees, engaged employees tend to: Be more productive; Stay with the company longer; Help improve customer satisfaction; Help boost the bottom line. What are the consequences of having an unengaged workforce? Unengaged employees are … Continue reading 10 Easy Things to Build Employee Engagement

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