Tag: HR

What’s the difference between an exempt and non-exempt employee?
21 Aug

2021

What’s the difference between an exempt and non-exempt employee?

Exempt and non-exempt are classifications under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). That’s the federal law requiring that most employees receive at least minimum wage for each hour worked and
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
The Great Resignation
8 Aug

2021

Employees Want More – Can You Offer It?

It’s still too early to tell how great the “Great Resignation” will be—or if it even lives up to that description. True, lots of employees are considering changing jobs, but there’s a
COVID-19 Vaccination Card
8 Aug

2021

Three Questions About COVID Vaccinations

Can we ask for proof of vaccination? Isn’t this a HIPAA violation or an illegal inquiry under the ADA or somehow confidential information? Employers can ask for proof of vaccination unless
What are protected classes? Accurate Payroll Systems, Inc.
8 Aug

2021

What are protected classes?

Protected classes—also sometimes called protected characteristics—come from anti-discrimination law. We talk about them with respect to employment laws, but they also come into play in housing and education. The classes
Does enrolling in Medicare trigger an offer of COBRA?
8 Aug

2021

Does enrolling in Medicare trigger an offer of COBRA?

No, enrolling in Medicare does not cause COBRA to start. Under the federal rules, COBRA must be offered to persons enrolled in the employer’s health plan only if they lose
Can we ask an applicant why they are leaving their current job?
8 Aug

2021

Can we ask an applicant why they are leaving their current job?

Yes, you can ask applicants why they are leaving their current job. The employment application is a good place to collect this information. In the section where the applicant lists
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
Can we require employees to have childcare if they work from home?
8 Aug

2021

Can we require employees to have childcare if they work from home?

We do not recommend having a policy that stipulates childcare is necessary. For one thing, in practice, it often isn’t necessary. Lots of employees are able to do their jobs