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Employer Considerations for Unexpected Workplace Closures Due to Inclement Weather

In bygone days, many workplaces held a policy, whether clearly articulated or unspoken, that business operations must never shut down. However, in recent years, as employer obligations toward employees have grown, and employee-friendly workplaces have become more popular, employers have begun to re-think their “always open” policies during inclement weather. Of course, when a blizzard … more »

Understanding the Unemployment Claims Process in Indiana

Unemployment compensation is a benefit that provides short-term assistance to individuals who are eligible according to state laws. To an unemployed person, unemployment insurance benefits may be a lifeline to survive in the midst of an uncertain period of time in his or her life. However, the term “unemployment” often evokes a sense of unease … more »

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Overview – Part III

This is the third and final article of three that will focus on the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the requirements of employers.  The first article focused on what employers and employees are required to comply with in accordance with the regulations of the FLSA and the second article focused on the specific exemption … more »

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Overview – Part II

This is the second article of three that will focus on the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the requirements of employers.  While the first article focused on which employers and employees are required to comply with in accordance with the regulations of the FLSA. The second article will focus on the exemption classifications and … more »

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Overview – Part I

This is the first article of three that will focus on the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the requirements of employers with regards to the payment of overtime. This article will focus on what employers and employees are required to comply with in accordance with the regulations of the FLSA. The second article will … more »

Hiring Teen Workers: A Good or Bad Idea?

Hiring teen workers may seem like taking a risk for some employers. The stigma of hiring employees who cannot work late, may not have ever had a job, may not be allowed to use specific equipment, and must schedule their shifts around family vacation is very real. Who wants to hire employees with these restrictions? … more »

Tips for Working for a Younger Manager

In the world of employment, it is commonplace to assume that an employee with little to no training or experience will start with the organization in an entry-level position. Once the employee gains additional experience and knowledge about the job, they may be a great candidate for a promotion. One might call this “climbing the … more »

Halloween: A Workplace Trick or a Workplace Treat?

Halloween, originally a pagan festival that began over 2,000 years ago, is a day that evokes both positive and negative feelings in many people.  For some, it’s a nostalgic day as they remember their childhood costumes, Trick-or-Treating and more candy than any sane parent would normally allow. For others, it’s a day of incredible stress … more »

What is Ghost Employment?

Does your organization have ghost workers?  Let’s define the term ghost employment so that the organization’s payroll department is better able to determine if the organization supports ghost workers.  First of all, a ghost worker is an employee on paper only.  He or she may be a deceased employee who is still in the payroll … more »

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