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The Presenteeism Predicament

[01.17 | Keywords: Human Resources, Employment Policies, Presenteeism] Do you ever go to work when you’re not feeling 100%? (Please don’t!) Presenteeism – the problem of workers being on the job but, because of illness or other medical conditions, not fully functioning ñ can cut individual productivity by one-third or more, making it a much costlier problem than its productivity-reducing counterpart, absenteeism.  Presenteeism isnít always apparent. While it is easy to see when someone is absent from work, itís difficult to tell when (or how much) an illness or medical condition hinders someoneís performance. As a result, presenteeism often goes unrecognized by… Read More »

They’re Here! DOL Releases New Overtime Pay Regulations

[Source: Bob Evnen, Woods & Aitken LLP, 07.2016 | Keywords: DOL, Employment Policies, Overtime] Recently, the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (DOL) released the highly anticipated final rule amending the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime pay regulations. The newly released rule consists of 496 pages of explanatory preambleÖand 12 pages of regulatory amendments. The nuts and bolts of what you need to know about the momentous changes contained within the rule are as follows: 1. The new rule is effective December 1, 2016. You must act now to implement any necessary changes prior to the effective… Read More »

Managing Attendance – The Basics

[Source: Bob Evnen, Woods & Aitken LLP, 03.2016 | Keywords: Human Resources, Employment Policies, Attendance] We receive many calls on the INEDA Human Resources Helpline concerning employee attendance issues: tardiness, not at work enough, breaks and lunches. It’s always a challenge to manage employees. Employees who don’t show up on time every day ready to go to work impact service quality, timeliness of service and dealership costs. Over the years I’ve found that an employer can rank employees on measures of attendance, whether it’s showing up for work on time, being gone from work altogether or taking advantage of breaks and… Read More »