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?

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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 170

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 179

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 129

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 152

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 115

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 125

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 184

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

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 120

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 129

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 108

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 148

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 116

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

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.

Is a Bring Your Own Device Policy a Good Cost Saver or a Legal Nightmare?

Evil HR Lady

So, why not have a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy? You can also use a BYOD policy for computers and several companies do. To keep reading, click here: Is a Bring Your Own Device Policy a Good Cost Saver or a Legal Nightmare

2016 175

Importance of India’s Foreign Trade Policy

Imarticus Learning

The reason to have a foreign trade policy is to maintain a mutual agreement of wants and needs while trading. For a successful economic development of a country, a robust foreign trade policy is crucial. Foreign trade policies are essential of two types, Free Trade Policy and Protective Trade Policy. Such a policy is ideal for developing economies like India. Foreign trade policy of India is very important from the viewpoint of developing economies.

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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 135

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 142

How to Write Social Media Policies

Blogging4jobs

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.

Tips to Evaluate your Bereavement Policy

Blogging4jobs

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 54

Transparent Wage Policies: Honest or Chaos Provoking?

Blogging4jobs

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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What does your technology policy say about your workplace?

WorkEngagement

Does Your Leave Policy Promote the Working Parent?

Blogging4jobs

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 68

5 Steps to Get a Work Policy Changed

Evil HR Lady

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 5 Steps to Get a Work Policy Changed You really want change at work, but youre not a Senior VP with people to do your every whim. 5 Steps to Get a Work Policy Changed Posted by Suzanne Lucas at 9:56 PM Email This BlogThis! Evil HR Lady Why am I evil?

2010 130

Yahoo’s Sketchy Termination Policy May Land Them in Hot Water

Evil HR Lady

To keep reading, click here: Yahoo’s Sketchy Termination Policy May Land Them in Hot Water California is an at-will employment state. Every state but Montana is at-will.) This means that you can terminate someone for any reason or no reason, as long as it doesn’t violate the law.

2016 149

Let’s Eat! Meal Break Policies & Employee Compliance

Blogging4jobs

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.

“Can my employer change its attendance policy any way it wants to?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Blog » “Can my employer change its attendance policy any way it wants to?” “Can Can my employer change its attendance policy any way it wants to?” The corporation’s new attendance policy says that supervisors have a lot of discretion over how they can handle absences by employees.

2010 130

Dollar General’s Progressive Recruitment Policies – What You Need to Know

Corn on the Job

Without further ado, here is what you need to know about the company’s progressive recruitment policies. Dollar General’s Progressive Recruitment Policy. In the past few years, Dollar General became famous for their unique recruitment policy.

2018 67

Coexist Creates a Period Leave Policy

Blogging4jobs

Coexist, a British company with a 77% female workforce has created a “period policy” to allow employees to take time off during their periods without having to pretend they’re “sick” or face the stigma that lingers around menstruation.

2016 64

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 57

Plan for the best with an HBF Life Insurance Policy

Ms. Career Girl

A life insurance policy is an important component of the family’s financial continuity plan. Cover for an HBF life insurance policy is an excellent financial bargain, too: life insurance cover sold by some major Australian carriers starts at approximately $2.00

Part 4 — How to Write Social Media Policies

Blogging4jobs

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

Blogging4jobs

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.

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Impact of NFL’s Potential New Policy on Tattoos

Careers Done Write

If a company has an established employee dress code policy that prohibits visible tattoos, it is valid to make that a condition of employment for employees if administered properly.

2013 139

Policies that you should fight

Evil HR Lady

How on earth does a policy such as this help the business? However, regardless of vacation laws, companies are bound by their own policies and handbooks. Now, if the manager says he won't violate policy, then this needs to be escalated. My exempt coworker had vacation days pre-approved by our Manager via our computer-based "time-off" system.

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