Performance Improvement Plans – when? how? Part I

2017-09-01T04:37:55+00:00August 29th, 2017|

Performance Improvement Plans - when? how? Part I Why? What motivates an employer to take this step? Turnover costs are great. Turnover generally costs an employer at least 40% of an employee’s annual salary to replace. These losses are tracked through lost time to replace, differences in pay, training new [...]

Is use of robotics accelerated by minimum wage increases?

2017-08-22T16:00:42+00:00August 22nd, 2017|

Increased Robot use increase linked to minimum wage hikes? Have you heard of the possibility of a fully automated McDonald’s? That you will not see humans in fast food in the near future? Do you use the automated checkout at Walmart for your items? The debate continues. While many people [...]

Solar Eclipse and Interruptions at Work

2017-08-15T18:43:38+00:00August 15th, 2017|

Next Monday’s Solar Eclipse – How organizations are dealing with the interruption at work. Next Monday, across America there is a midday event that will affect millions of employees. People will be stopping their work to prepare for a once in a lifetime event. The total eclipse of the sun [...]

Retailer $10.5 million settlement hiring/ retaliation claims

2017-08-09T06:48:25+00:00August 9th, 2017|

Bass Pro Outdoor World has settled a nationwide class action case in Houston, TX in a federal lawsuit.  It will pay $10.5 million. A portion of these funds will provide “monetary relief” to those who say they were discriminated against while seeking jobs with the employer. EEOC brought a class [...]

Exempt & Minimum Pay- Time to Give Feedback!

2017-08-02T01:49:04+00:00August 2nd, 2017|

The Department of labor released a preliminary copy last week in the Federal Register in a Request For Information (RFI) document. The DOL is reviewing the May 2016 rule issued under the Federal Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  The rule last year more than doubled the minimum pay for exempt positions [...]