Time & Attendance

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...

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...

After determining a leave is covered by FMLA, you should begin tracking time against the 12-week entitlement. You'll track this time in whole-week increments if the need for leave is continuous. Each week missed will be counted as 1/12th of their total entitlement. If the employee...

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) was originally created in 1938. Since that time, the FLSA and Department of Labor (DOL) regulations have governed the provision of overtime in the United States. In April 2024, the FLSA received a major update for the first time in years. The...

Question:  My employees regularly forget to clock in and out for their breaks and meal periods. I've told them countless times, and they just forget to do it. What can I do? Answered by the HR Experts: There are a few steps you can take to...

Question:  A pregnant employee has gone on leave 4 weeks before the baby is going to be born. Do I have to give her all 12 FMLA weeks after it’s born, too? Sixteen weeks is a lot! Answered by the HR Experts:  Eligible employees are entitled...

During the pandemic, companies experimented with options to ease the trauma. They quickly adapted to compromises such as no-layoff pledges, furloughs, grants of extra personal time off and trimming executives’ salaries first. Their pitch was that they cared sincerely about employees’ welfare. That said, more...

While there are different rules in each state, the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) applies to every business that operates in the United States. Even if you don’t think this law applies to you, it’s important to learn about FMLA notification requirements and eligibility rules. As...