Author: Margie Reed

Question:  We have a longtime employee who’s no longer meeting expectations. The owner is afraid to hold them accountable because they’re over 40 and therefore in a protected class. What can we do? Answered by the HR Experts:  In general, you shouldn’t let an employee’s protected...

Offering more flexibility to your employees increases retention and gives your employees more control over their time at work. There are a few things you can do to offer flexibility while still maintaining the coverage you need: Implement self-scheduling. Self-scheduling is when you let your...

For manufacturers in some industries, Sunday work is a necessity. For others, it is an alternative used occasionally to meet production goals. Whatever the reason for scheduling work on Sundays, manufacturers should consider the pros and cons. Reasons for Sunday Work The three main reasons for...

What pay frequency works best for your business and your employees? To choose the right schedule, consider employee satisfaction, legal compliance and your own cash flow. Also think about time commitment and money in terms of the number of payrolls you run each month. Let's...

Summer wedding season has arrived, and newlyweds can make their tax filing easier by doing a few things now. A taxpayer's marital status as of December 31 determines their tax filing options for the entire year, but that's not all newlyweds need to know. Report a...

Independence Day in the United States, celebrated on July 4th, marks the anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. This pivotal document, primarily authored by Thomas Jefferson, declared the thirteen American colonies free and independent states, no longer subject to British...

"Retirement" has different meanings for Baby Boomers. But, for most of us, retirement will not be of the rocking chair variety, at least not initially. Many new retirees decide to continue to work, but this time at their own pace and hours. Others can't wait...

TimeWorksPlus Geofencing If you need to know if employees are working at the correct location, you need geofencing. What is Geofencing? Geofencing is a mobile tracking tool that can define a virtual boundary. The virtual boundary is called a geofence. It is based on the genuine...

On-call employees are required by their employers to be available for work even during the employees' time off. Whether you must provide on-call pay for these employees depends on a few factors. But if you're not paying for these hours, you may be violating the Fair...