HR News

January 19, 2021

What the Switch to Remote Work Teaches Us About HR

In the past year, many employers who would never have considered a remote work arrangement discovered that it was not only possible, but in some (or […]
January 14, 2021

Can we pay a temporary employee as an independent contractor?

Question We’ve hired someone to help out with some end-of-year tasks, and they’ll be leaving shortly after the new year. Can we pay them as an […]
January 12, 2021

Be Alert: Employers Are Seeing a Spike in Phishing Scams

Phishing emails are a type of scam designed to obtain information or prompt certain behavior from their targets. To that end, they typically appear to come […]
January 8, 2021

How should we handle returning personal belongings to a terminated employee? Can we pack them up for the employee?

Question How should we handle returning personal belongings to a terminated employee? Can we pack them up for the employee? Answer You may pack personal belonging […]
January 5, 2021

A Note on Requiring COVID-19 Vaccines

With COVID-19 vaccinations underway and widespread availability in sight, many employers want to know whether they can require their employees to get the vaccine. While recent […]
December 29, 2020

Should we send an employee home because they were coughing?

Question An employee of ours had a brief coughing fit today, but she says she just had something caught in her throat. As far as we’ve […]
December 22, 2020

HR: A Year in Review

Late in the day on March 11, two events heralded a seismic shift in the nation’s response to COVID-19: the NBA suspended its season after a […]
December 17, 2020

What is the minimum amount of time that a salaried exempt employee must work to be paid for the entire day?

Question What is the minimum amount of time that a salaried exempt employee must work to be paid for the entire day? Answer If an exempt […]
December 15, 2020

Compliance Requirements for a Remote Workforce

According to Gallup, the number of days employees are working remotely has doubled during the pandemic. Some companies are even considering making a remote work arrangement permanent. […]
December 9, 2020

Given the COVID-19 pandemic, should we cancel our annual holiday party?

Question Given the COVID-19 pandemic, should we cancel our annual holiday party? Answer We would certainly recommend not having an in-person event this year, which could […]
December 8, 2020

Four Steps to Take When an Employee Is Diagnosed with COVID-19

As COVID-19 infection rates continue to climb, it’s imperative that organizations respond quickly when an employee is diagnosed. Here are the steps employers should take: Notify […]
December 3, 2020

Can a non-exempt employee manage another non-exempt employee?

Question Can a non-exempt employee manage another non-exempt employee? Answer Yes, it is completely fine for non-exempt employees to manage other non-exempt employees. In fact, employers […]