Tag: HR

Arrested employee advice from Accurate Pay Systems, Inc.
8 Mar

2021

One of our employees was arrested today. Can we terminate their employment?

We would recommend against terminating employment simply on the basis of an arrest. For one thing, the fact of an arrest is neither proof that criminal conduct occurred nor an
Remote virtual meeting from Accurate Pay Systems Inc.
27 Feb

2021

Can I require employees to turn on their cameras during meetings?

Yes, generally, you can require employees to have their webcam on during meetings. You may, however, want to take things like low internet bandwidth, equipment failure, software incompatibility, mental health,
Snow plow with deep snow
27 Feb

2021

Our company is closing today due to inclement weather. Are we required to pay employees for this day?

The answer depends on whether the employees are exempt or nonexempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Exempt employees must still be paid when you close due to inclement weather.
Business owner wearing PPE mask
23 Feb

2021

NOTICE TO EMPLOYERS ON HOW TO REPORT A REFUSAL OF WORK

The Michigan Employment Security Act, Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, and the Continued Assistance Act (CAA) require individuals collecting unemployment insurance benefits to be available for suitable
OSHA COVID-19 workplace guidance image - Accurate Pay Systems, Inc.
23 Feb

2021

I’ve heard that OSHA released new COVID-19 workplace guidance. Are there any new requirements?

Technically, no. OSHA’s new guidance is advisory in nature and creates no new legal obligations. However, one of President Biden’s first acts after being sworn in was to sign an
Diversity in HR from Accurate Pay Systems
16 Feb

2021

Do I need to include an EEO statement in our job postings?

Unless you are a federal contractor, you are not required to have an EEO statement in your job postings. Some employers who are not federal contractors opt to include an
Americans with Disabilities Act Definitions
9 Feb

2021

How do I determine whether a requested accommodation would be an undue hardship?

The basic definition of an undue hardship is an action that creates a significant difficulty or expense. There are no hard and fast rules governing what significant means, but the
25 Jan

2021

Should we give an employee notice that their employment will end in two weeks?

We are going to terminate an employee who has not been meeting expectations, even after several warnings. Could we give the employee notice that their employment will end in two
21 Jan

2021

We’re hiring a temporary employee. Does specifying the expected end date of employment make the employment relationship contractual instead of at-will?

No. You can absolutely specify both an anticipated end date for the employment relationship and that the employment is at-will, and I would recommend communicating both in the offer letter.
12 Jan

2021

What are some typical examples of employee discipline? Are there any you recommend?

Discipline should reflect the severity of the behavior, attempt to correct it, and be applied consistently. You’ll want to consider how you addressed certain behaviors in the past and the