Tag: Discipline

Employee Vacation Leave
22 Sep

2021

What is leave entitlement?

The term leave can refer to just about any type of time away from work, but it’s often used to describe time an employee is entitled to take by law or company
Terminated Employee
17 Sep

2021

What is adverse action?

An adverse action is any action an employer takes that negatively affects an employee. These include discipline, termination, demotion, reduced pay, and reduced hours. In certain circumstances, a transfer or
Employee Handbook from Accurate Payroll Systems of Macomb Michigan
21 Aug

2021

Some of our employees have been careless on the job and broken company property. Can we deduct the cost of replacing the broken items from their paychecks?

Probably not. Many states have imposed significant limitations on what kinds of things employers can take a deduction for, and often the deduction also requires employee consent. In addition, most
Americans with Disabilities Act Definitions
21 Aug

2021

What is a disability?

Our definition of disability comes from the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). According to the ADA, an individual with a disability is a person who: Has a physical or mental
How quickly do I need to write up an employee for a performance issue?
8 Aug

2021

How quickly do I need to write up an employee for a performance issue?

We recommended addressing the performance issue with the employee as soon as possible. First, feedback is more effective the more quickly it’s delivered. Waiting to provide feedback increases the likelihood
Woman taking selfie at work
4 Jul

2021

Can we prohibit personal phone use during work hours?

Employees are spending a lot of time on their phones (scrolling social media, browsing the internet, listening to music or podcasts). Can we prohibit personal phone use during work hours?
African American woman with natural hairstyle
4 Jul

2021

What is natural hairstyle discrimination?

Natural hairstyle discrimination occurs when natural or protective hairstyles (most often worn by Black women) are prohibited or are the basis of different or unfavorable treatment. That sounds a bit
Employee file management from Accurate Pay Systems
17 Jun

2021

How should employee files be organized?

We recommend having five separate files for each employee, as outlined below: I-9 file: Keep all Form I-9s in a separate master file or three-ring binder. Medical file: This file
Girl enjoying day off from Accurate Pay Systems Macomb County Michigan Payroll Solutions
14 May

2021

Can we ask for more detail when an employee marks “personal” for the reason they’re requesting a vacation day?

You can generally ask employees to provide more information when they indicate that their vacation or PTO request is for personal reasons, but we don’t recommend it. The specific reasons
Employee packing up desk
8 Apr

2021

We’ve recently learned that one of our employees is planning to leave the company and has been applying for positions elsewhere. Can we terminate them?

Terminating employment because an employee is looking for work elsewhere isn’t expressly prohibited by law, but we wouldn’t recommend it. You might be surprised by how many of your employees