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What Should Your PTO Policy Look Like?

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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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Fired For Violating a Company Policy

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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.

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5 Tips for a Stronger Sick Leave Policy

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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.

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Every Business Should Like This Facebook Policy

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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.

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Discover How Your Rigid Sick Leave Policy Hurts Your Business

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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?

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

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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.

How Can I Get My Employees to Be On Time?

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We introduced a vacation policy for the first time, and employees can now earn paid time off by clocking in on time. We have a small business with only four employees. We need our employees to be on time because our clients come to us.

2017 58

50 Most Surprisingly Flexible Jobs in 2015

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Carbon Trading and Coal Cap Policy Analyst. When you ask people what they look for in a job , they often say they want flexibility and a good work-life balance. Those jobs may seem few and far between, or limited to only a few industries, but that isn’t true.

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How Much Vacation Should a Part-Time Employee Receive?

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The company had never had a part-time employee before and, as such, had no policy. A reader asked me a question about calculating vacation for a part-time employee. Frankly, I thought the answer was obvious–it should be pro-rated based on the number of hours.

2017 56

How to Handle Employee Complaints

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Whether you institute an open-door policy, hold a formal meeting where you let your employees vent or post an anonymous suggestion box, you need to create a mechanism for employees to share their concerns and complaints. Even the best job in the world comes with a few complaints. As soon as you start employing people, you’re going to begin hearing grumblings and grievances. Here are three steps you need to take in order to handle complaints effectively: Listen.

2017 58

Even Tiny Companies Need a Handbook

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Even before you hire your first employee, you should establish your company’s policies and procedures in writing to help protect yourself, your business and your employee. Include all policies and procedures in clear language.

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Is This Time Theft?

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Please help me with this situation because there is a few of us who don’t agree with this policy and need some answers. I have a question which hopefully you can answer this before I make a mistake and argue my point. I work as a paramedic which I work on an ambulance and with a partner. We just received a memo stating if for any reason our partner didn’t show up to work we would not be paid until we had a partner to work with.

2017 59

Exempt Employees with Same Titles and Different Rules

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With no written policy or standard on start times of my position, how can there be disciplinary threats surrounding my arrival times? Hello, I am a salaried employee at a hospital.

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5 Simple Things the US Should Adopt from Europe

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And when I say Europe, I want to acknowledge that there is no “European” culture or policy or procedure. I’m an American who lives in Europe — Switzerland to be exact , and I’m home for a visit. I love Europe and I love America, but both could use a bit of infusion from the other to make things better off. Each country is very different!)

2017 53

My Co-Workers Tattle on Me

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There’s no law that requires her to do that (although company policy probably does). I have two high-achieving women that give my errors to management when they see them. I know because they receive a call on what I’m working on and then I see supervisors looking at that case just no notes. I take the time to learn my job and become faster and more accurate. Now I’ve been placed on a Performance Improvement Plan.

Do I have to pay an employee who works through lunch?

Evil HR Lady

But, you’re not putting an end to it for the sake of adhering to policy. Policy is great, but it doesn’t exist in a vacuum. I have a non-exempt employee who misses a lot of time for doctors, dentists appointments and child appointments.

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How to Implement Yearly Reviews

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I work for a small, established company, and we don’t have policies in place for employee reviews. Actually, we don’t really do reviews at all. I find this odd. Is there a reason a company wouldn’t ask for or provide formal feedback? If I wanted to put a procedure in place for the people I manage in my department, what would I need? To read the answer, click here: How to Implement Yearly Reviews

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Your Employees Inability to Speak up Is Costing Your Business Big Money

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Open door policies are pretty ubiquitous, but simply having the policy doesn’t mean people will actually speak their minds. Your employees aren’t telling you everything they should and it’s costing you—$7,500 per conversation failure and seven work days—according to a new study led by best-selling authors Joseph Grenny and David Maxfield.

2017 59

Is It Time to Build an HR Team?

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Before you have enough employees to justify a full-time HR person, you should consult with an employment attorney in your state to make sure your pay policies are legal. Draft an employee handbook with vacation, sick time and nondiscrimination policies, as well. An HR team might be one of the last things on your mind when you start a business. Instead, you’re worried about big-picture issues such as developing a business plan and finding investors.

2016 74

What Your Boss Doesn’t Want You to Know

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Well, companies have set policies in place for terminations. The policies allow for double checking to make sure no one is terminated because of race or gender and that similar consequences happen for similar bad behavior. Employees are often scared of their managers—after all, managers have a tremendous amount of power over their direct reports. But, what we perceive as reality isn’t always true. There are some things your manager would really prefer you didn’t know.

2015 84

Applying for New Jobs While on FMLA

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Is it company policy that they fire everyone who goes on a job interview? Your company policy will determine if you have to pay back health insurance premiums if you quit rather than come back from FMLA. I work in a hospital where we just hired a new boss 15 months ago.

2016 77

How to Balance Customer Happiness with Employee Happiness

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They demand things that violate policy. They treat employees that didn’t make the policies horribly. We all know that the customer is often wrong. They are huge pains in the rear end for oh, so many things. However, without the customers, we have no business. Therefore, many companies have instituted a “customer is always right” model of business. Sounds great for keeping customers happy, but it’s a nightmare for the employees.

2015 71

In Our Attempt To Make Workplaces Friendly to Moms, Don’t Forget Dads

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But, while CNN had a generous policy of 10 weeks paid leave for women who had given birth, and for men and women who had adopted or used a surrogate, they only allowed 2 weeks paid leave for biological fathers. They settled last week outside of court and CNN has changed their policy to allow 6 weeks paid leave for all new parents, with an additional 6 weeks for moms who had given birth.

2015 69

5 Ways to Approach Open Enrollment Correctly

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The person who convinced you this is the best policy for your company is often the right person to explain the new plans. Your employees can only change their health insurance once a year during the open enrollment period, unless they have a qualifying life event, according to The Balance. With this in mind, it’s important that they get it right when they make changes. What can you do to help your employees make the right decisions? Here are five tasks to consider: 1.

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What HR Jargon Do You Need to Know?

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So, I decided I needed to do something different than policy analysis, but what? When I graduated with a Master’s Degree in Political Science, there weren’t many jobs available for someone who was trained in judicial politics. Okay, there were no jobs in judicial politics in the town where I lived. I loved teaching and knew that many Human Resources departments did training, so I decided I would work in HR.

2015 74

How Your Company Can Avoid Becoming the Next United Airlines

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Back before YouTube was a thing, companies had strict policies: Employees were not to speak with the press without express permission from the public relations department. That is still a great policy, but it’s kind of outdated. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard about United Airline’s decision to force a paying customer off a flight.

The Dark Side of Telecommuting to the Office

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In fact, so many people want this that a lot of companies have implemented telecommuting policies. The perk that many, many people want ? The ability to work from home-either part time or full time.

Why IBM’s Move to Limit Telecommuting (a la Marissa Mayer) Is Doomed

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IBM, which has long had a large telecommuting population , has made a massive policy change: Move into one of six offices, or leave the company. According to The Register this was announced through a confidential video, viewed by their staff. This move was announced by chief marketing officer Michelle Peluso and is merely the first wave, with a second set to begin in March. IBM, which has had 19 consecutive quarters with declining revenue, clearly has some problems. Is this solution?

2017 47

My Boss Questioned Me About Personal Texts

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I told my manager that 1) I keep my phone turned off and locked my locker during work hours, 2) if this person was texting on the clock it was their policy violation, not mine, and 3) I did not text anything negative about the manager or any coworkers (and that’s the truth). Frankly, in a pharmacy, it’s probably good policy. I work at a pharmacy. Every day at shift end we’re not allowed to leave the building until the manager on duty searches our bags.

2015 67

Businesses Steal $15 Billion a Year from Employees. Is Your Business One of Them?

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A new study from the Economics Policy Institute (EPI) says that employers short their employees by $15 billion a year, which means that millions of people are paid less than minimum wage for their work. Wage theft sounds like something that sleazy men in back rooms perpetrate to further oppress their employees. While that does happen, a lot of wage theft is unintentional.

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Do You Tell People Your Pronouns?

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To read more click here: Vanderbilt’s Pronoun Policy Should Not Come to Your Office.

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How to Implement Yearly Reviews

Evil HR Lady

I work for a small, established company, and we don’t have policies in place for employee reviews. Actually, we don’t really do reviews at all. I find this odd. Is there a reason a company wouldn’t ask for or provide formal feedback? If I wanted to put a procedure in place for the people I manage in my department, what would I need? To read the answer, click here: How to Implement Yearly Reviews

2015 48

Bullying or Harassment or Am I Missing Something?

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I would always obtain approval to do so, and I would always provide notification of the appointment (or whatever it was) well within the company policy for Excused Absences. I was brought to your site by fate, and have finally decided you are probably the best person to give me advise with my current situation. I don’t do so well with ambiguity so your straight forward demeanor is exactly why I am finally writing this email.

2016 41

It Takes a Village to Boost Employee Job Satisfaction

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When your business has multiple locations, it can be difficult to have consistent policies and happiness across the board. Job satisfaction is critical to keeping your workforce happy and productive. If people are satisfied with their jobs, they are more engaged, work harder and are less likely to leave for another job. One of any HR leader’s top priorities should be increasing job satisfaction across all business units and locations. But how can you do that?

2016 33

Should I Repay $20,000 in Relo for a Career Opportunity?

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It’s horrible and my official policy is that you should only go into debt for 3 things: Housing (within your means!), I am currently underemployed by my current company. When I started out in their training program I was told I would have the opportunity to work in a variety of different departments. I loved this training program and was very happy, using my knowledge and skill from my degree.

2015 49

Cisgender Straight White Males Need Not Apply

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It’s important to note that this is not DNC hiring policy, but one hiring manager gone rogue. The Democratic National Committee is hiring new IT people. That’s normal and probably good, given their computer problems over the past while.

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It Takes a Village to Boost Employee Job Satisfaction

Evil HR Lady

When your business has multiple locations, it can be difficult to have consistent policies and happiness across the board. Job satisfaction is critical to keeping your workforce happy and productive. If people are satisfied with their jobs, they are more engaged, work harder and are less likely to leave for another job. One of any HR leader’s top priorities should be increasing job satisfaction across all business units and locations. But how can you do that?

2017 30

Seventh Circuit Court Says Sexual Orientation Is a Protected Class

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Employers outside the Seventh Circuit would do well to heed the Hively decision, and should consider updating their policies to exclude discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. The Seventh Circuit court issued a landmark ruling that stated that sexual orientation falls under “race, color, religion, sex, or national origin” in Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

Carnival of HR: Food Edition

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FMLA: Kristen Frasch at the HR Leader Board writes Your Attendance Policies Could Buy You a Lawsuit. Welcome to the Carnival of Human Resources. It's a good thing it isn't performance appraisal time because none of you sent me brownies. Or any food, for that matter.

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Fraternization Policy

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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?