What the New Overtime Policy Means for Your Wallet

Ms. Career Girl

The post What the New Overtime Policy Means for Your Wallet appeared first on Ms. Here are some basics about the new policy, plus ways that you can make sure you’re using it to your best advantage in the workplace. Money Work money new overtime policy overtime personal finance work

2016 161

What Should Your PTO Policy Look Like?

Evil HR Lady

Vacation, sick time, personal days—it’s enough to make your head spin when you’re trying to come up with a perfect paid time off (PTO) policy for your company. While there isn’t a “perfect” solution that all businesses should adopt, there are some guidelines that will help you make the best PTO policy for your business. To keep reading, click here: What Should Your PTO Policy Look Like? The post What Should Your PTO Policy Look Like?

2017 133

Fired For Violating a Company Policy

Evil HR Lady

I did break a policy (that I was unaware of), and the company did not wish to discuss the matter further. To read the answer, click here: Dilemma of the Month: Fired for Breaking Company Policy. The post Fired For Violating a Company Policy appeared first on Evil HR Lady I was recently let go from a job due to accessing information on our system that I had been taught was allowed. HIPAA guidelines show no issue with getting this information because it was requested.

2016 166

Tips to Evaluate your Bereavement Policy

Workology

Its not fun stuff to think about — but having defined policies and practices can help you and your employees when the unexpected happens. Tips on Evaluating Your Bereavement Policy. Family is different to different people, I personally prefer policies that recognize that.

2015 125

Let’s Build a Better Travel Reimbursement Policy

Evil HR Lady

And it made me think, what does a good travel reimbursement policy look like? To keep reading, click here: Let’s Build a Better Travel Reimbursement Policy. The post Let’s Build a Better Travel Reimbursement Policy appeared first on Evil HR Lady. On Saturday I ran my credit card at the grocery store and it was declined for lack of funds. I pay the bill in full every month and know that I had not come anywhere close to spending my limit in the past 30 days.

2018 143

Transparent Wage Policies: Honest or Chaos Provoking?

Workology

A common policy found in many businesses is a prohibition against the disclosure of wage information. This type of policy serves the purpose of preventing workers from battling with HR and each other over who is getting paid what and why. Still, such policies have an obvious downside.

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Every Business Should Like This Facebook Policy

Evil HR Lady

Facebook’s chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg , who lost her her husband unexpectedly in 2015, announced that Facebook would be changing their already above average bereavement leave policy of 10 days to 20 for immediate family member and 10 for extended family members. While many companies, especially small businesses, don’t have the funds to give paid time off for that long, every company should look to increase their bereavement policy.

2017 136

How to Write Social Media Policies

Workology

Social media policies and guidelines don’t have to be complicated. While important, your policy doesn’t have to be a twenty-page novel to be effective. Social Media Policy Myths. This is Part 1 of a new series on Social Media Polices and Policy.

5 Tips for a Stronger Sick Leave Policy

Evil HR Lady

According to United Press International , 37 percent of Americans say they would go to work sick because they lack a sick leave policy that allows them to take time off to recover. You need a sick leave policy, but even that might not be enough. Here are some tips for a stronger sick leave policy. To keep reading, click here: 5 Tips for a Stronger Sick Leave Policy. The post 5 Tips for a Stronger Sick Leave Policy appeared first on Evil HR Lady.

2018 132

Your Rigid Attendance Policies Are Making Everyone Sick

Evil HR Lady

And you, with your policies of doctor’s notes, not allowing people to go home, treating people who take sick days as slackers, and coming into work when you’re sick yourself are making it much, much worse. To keep reading, click here: Your Rigid Attendance Policies Are Making Everyone Sick. The post Your Rigid Attendance Policies Are Making Everyone Sick appeared first on Evil HR Lady.

2018 134

Are Your Company Policies Ruining Customer Service?

Workology

Their policies, culture, collaboration, work environment, schedules…it’s all centered around meeting the needs of the customer. What corporate policies are standing in the way of great customer service? Do your company policies focus on customer service and employee satisfaction?

2013 124

Finding the Right Sabbatical Leave Policy for Your Company

Evil HR Lady

With a little care, even small businesses can use sabbatical leave policies to boost employee retention and drive innovative problem-solving. Would a sabbatical leave policy be a good idea for your organization? To keep reading, click here: Finding the Right Sabbatical Leave Policy for Your Company. The post Finding the Right Sabbatical Leave Policy for Your Company appeared first on Evil HR Lady.

2018 113

Does Your Leave Policy Promote the Working Parent?

Workology

While checking out some articles trending for International Women’s Day this past Sunday I came across this neat article in the Washington Post, “An unusual new policy for working mothers” in which they describe Vodafone Group’s new global maternity policy.

2015 139

Championing Unfortunate Policies

WorkEngagement

When wrapping up her presentation to the management council, Marjorie, the Director of a continuing care facility, knew that the event had not gone well. Her facility was required to participate in the restructuring of the continuing care system across … Continue reading → Leadership Work Engagement Change leadership Change management Communication Engagement Health Care Resilience

2011 160

New Policy

Evil HR Lady

When I'm put in charge of employee policy, I'm definitely adding this poster to the handbook. And posting it next to the cafeteria. Edited to add that my brilliant German speaking readers have translated the poster for me (I'm still learning "Das Auto ist Blau.")

2009 130

New Policy

Evil HR Lady

When I'm put in charge of employee policy, I'm definitely adding this poster to the handbook. And posting it next to the cafeteria. Edited to add that my brilliant German speaking readers have translated the poster for me (I'm still learning "Das Auto ist Blau.")

2009 130

Let’s Eat! Meal Break Policies & Employee Compliance

Workology

As you are chewing on the sandwich made from your Christmas ham or finishing the last gingerbread cookies, it is a good time to start thinking about your company’s meal break policy. Meal break policies and practices have come under a lot of scrutiny in California.

Challenges (and Solutions) to Unlimited Vacation Policy

Workology

Unlimited vacation policies, or “no vacation policy”, can be a real head-scratcher for the uninitiated. An unlimited vacation policy will empower your employees. What’s your opinion on unlimited vacation policy?

2013 128

Part 4 — How to Write Social Media Policies

Workology

In Part 1 of “How to Write Social Media Policies Series,” I discussed the myths around social media. In Part 4, I discuss how to communicate the social media policy t your employee population. A policy change like this should come from the top and not just your HR or IT departments.

Disaster & Your Employee Volunteerism Policy

Workology

What’s your policy? HR community volunteer employee engagement employee volunteer policy employee volunteerism HR community involvement human resources volunteer time off workplace disaster preparednessIn times of disaster, we tend to see the best in human behavior.

2011 131

The Cost of Poor National Maternity Leave Policies

WorkEngagement

The New York Times published a graphic over the weekend that is currently making the rounds on social media showing paid maternity leave policies in every country in the world.

The Case for an Employee Rehire Policy: Coach Synder Effect

Workology

The Case for an Employee Rehire Policy. You’ve just made the case to create a employee rehire policy. Here’s an example of an actual employee rehire policy. The economy is like a pendulum and appears it’s started its swing back toward prosperity.

Discover How Your Rigid Sick Leave Policy Hurts Your Business

Evil HR Lady

The company had a clear policy – 3 days gone and you’re out – and the HR department applies it fairly and across the board. Sounds like a great sick leave policy with no room for bias or discrimination to play a role. To keep reading, click here: Discover How Your Rigid Sick Leave Policy Hurts Your Business James was fired from his job for missing 3 days of work during the first 90 days on the job. Pretty straight forward, right?

2015 192

Ask The Readers: What Is a Fair Vacation Policy for a Part-Time Employee?

Evil HR Lady

The current company policy is: 5 days of vacation for 0-4.999 years. Based on company policy, mind you, not based on what you think is the morally correct amount of vacation.). The post Ask The Readers: What Is a Fair Vacation Policy for a Part-Time Employee?

2017 173

Building a Paid Time Off Policy that Ensures Everyone Gets a Vacation

Evil HR Lady

Your paid time off policy only works if people actually get to use their vacation days. To keep reading, click here: Building a Paid Time Off Policy that Ensures Everyone Gets a Vacation. The post Building a Paid Time Off Policy that Ensures Everyone Gets a Vacation appeared first on Evil HR Lady. It’s even better if they get to take them when they want to. Generally, that means during the summer. But what do you do if you’re already short-staffed?

2018 121

Netflix Has a New Sexual Harassment Policy. It’s Like 7th Grade on Steroids

Evil HR Lady

It’s not clear to me if this policy just applies to UK film crews or is more widely applicable, but nevertheless, it’s a bad policy. To keep reading, click here: Netflix Has a New Sexual Harassment Policy. The post Netflix Has a New Sexual Harassment Policy. One of the big problems with US sexual harassment law is that it depends on feelings. The “victim” must feel offended in order for sexual harassment to occur.

2018 121

Policy Problem

Evil HR Lady

I had asked one of our HR ladies via e-mail 3 different times to supply me with the tuition reimbursement policy our company has. I found the policy and sent her the link since she obliviously didn't know where to find it. How am I supposed to follow policies that I am not privy to? Is he being evil or are HR policies not for employees to view? You have a simple question—what is the tuition reimbursement policy? Do you have a tuition reimbursement policy or not?

2008 107

Mental Health Month at the Office: Fix Your Drug Testing Policies

Evil HR Lady

People who take medication for mental health conditions shouldn’t start or stop these life-saving drugs without the advice of their doctors, but sometimes your company policies may encourage someone to stop. To keep reading, click here: Mental Health Month at the Office: Fix Your Drug Testing Policies. The post Mental Health Month at the Office: Fix Your Drug Testing Policies appeared first on Evil HR Lady.

2018 123

Part 3 — How to Write Social Media Policies

Workology

In Part 1 of “How to Write Social Media Policies Series,&# I discussed the myths around social media. By opening discussing with your teams about these potential situations you will learn more about what your policy should or should not include.

Unpacking Marissa Mayer’s Tele-Commuting Policy

WorkEngagement

Last week, the CEO of Yahoo, Marissa Mayer, made headlines when she sent an office-wide memo announcing that Yahoo employees would no longer be allowed to work from home. Mayer cites the need to be working side-by-side and to be … Continue reading →

2013 177

Survey: Most Companies Lack a Telecommuting Policy. Here’s How to Get Yours Started.

Evil HR Lady

A new report from Upwork , a freelancing website, found that while nearly two-thirds of companies have remote workers, less than half have a telecommuting policy. This is all fine and good until a problem happens and you don’t have a policy in place. ” So, you need a policy. There isn’t a perfect policy for every business, of course. To keep reading, click here: Survey: Most Companies Lack a Telecommuting Policy.

2018 119

Policy Problem

Evil HR Lady

I had asked one of our HR ladies via e-mail 3 different times to supply me with the tuition reimbursement policy our company has. I found the policy and sent her the link since she obliviously didn't know where to find it. How am I supposed to follow policies that I am not privy to? Is he being evil or are HR policies not for employees to view? You have a simple question—what is the tuition reimbursement policy? Do you have a tuition reimbursement policy or not?

2008 100

Fraternization Policy

Evil HR Lady

I think anti-fraternization policies are really difficult to write and police. Do you have anything on the above, or work rules regarding supervisors and people that report to them having a friendship outside of work. It is becoming disruptive to the workplace. How do you get people to stop being friends?

2009 100

Fraternization Policy

Evil HR Lady

I think anti-fraternization policies are really difficult to write and police. Do you have anything on the above, or work rules regarding supervisors and people that report to them having a friendship outside of work. It is becoming disruptive to the workplace. How do you get people to stop being friends?

2009 100

Part 2 — How to Write Social Media Policies

Workology

This is Part 2 of a Social Media Policies Series. In Part 1 , we discussed myths around your corporate social media policy. In Part 2, we continue the discussion diving into monitoring tools and research involved before you craft your corporate social media policies.

NLRB Briefing Discusses Social Media Policies & Protected Activity

Workology

When it comes to social media, not only is your social media policy extremely important but is so is allowing for concerted protected activities to happen on social media sites like (but not limited to) Facebook.

The HR Policies You Need to Hire and Retain More Female Talent

Evil HR Lady

To keep reading, click here: The HR Policies You Need to Hire and Retain More Female Talent. The post The HR Policies You Need to Hire and Retain More Female Talent appeared first on Evil HR Lady. Author Maz Evans was typing rapidly in an airport when a man saddled up next to her and said what he undoubtedly thought was a compliment—that he’d love to hire her as his secretary. “If If he ever wanted to be mine, he’d already failed the interview,” Maz recounted.

2018 127

Clarifying Leave of Absence Policies

Workology

I had explained the policies clearly, but to employees who have never taken leave before, it can all become a confusing puzzle of terms and dates. I was recently talking with an employee to go over his leave rights.

2013 119

EEOC Sues Estee Lauder over Parental Leave Policy. Is Your Business Next?

Evil HR Lady

In 2013, Estee Lauder implemented a new parental leave policy, which allowed for six weeks of paid leave for moms and two weeks of paid leave for dads. To keep reading, click here: EEOC Sues Estee Lauder over Parental Leave Policy. The post EEOC Sues Estee Lauder over Parental Leave Policy. The reasoning is that mom is the primary caregiver and dad is a backup.

2017 141

Full Disclosure Policies

Career Realism

Website Content Disclaimer Policy. This policy is subject to change at anytime. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy. E-mail Privacy Policy.

2013 82

What’s the Standard Workplace Policy on Paid Time Off? (Part Two)

Workology

When it comes to paid time off and terminating an employee the policies are pretty standard across the board and really don’t have much room for leeway. HR paid time off policies pto

2015 128

What’s the Standard Workplace Policy on Paid Time Off? (Part One)

Workology

PTO (Paid time off) programs and policies have the capacity differ drastically from one company to another, taking on a personality as individualized as the organization instilling them. Common PTO Policies. HR paid time off paid time off policy pto

2015 128

How Will Donald Trump Change US Immigration Policy?

Workology

While no concrete policies have been set, yet, his campaign record on immigration should give employers pause for concern. While many congressional Republicans might support Trump’s policies, would they support the cost?

2016 114