Monthly Archives: August 2010 (page 2)

How can we deal with employees that cry “discrimination” every time a policy violation is corrected?

The employees of the company need to be re-educated in exactly what “discrimination” is. It is not the fall-back defense for “my supervisor is being mean to me”. A short training class for all employees is a good way to…

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When an exempt employee misses part of a week for intermittent maternity leave, do we have to pay for the entire week?

Maternity leave under FMLA can be complicated. Intermittent leave for baby bonding is not an employer obligation. Intermittent leave for prenatal care must be permitted. When calculating pay, the employee’s exempt status is considered. Under FMLA, an exempt employee’s pay…

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If an employee returns to work on a day following a paid holiday after an approved un-paid leave should he/she be paid for the holiday?

The answer to this question is related to two factors: whether the leave was FMLA or non-FMLA and if the holiday and the first work day were in the same payroll week. In the case of FMLA approved leave the…

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In employee-to-employee discussions is it inappropriate for one employee to complain about another employee’s use of FMLA?

This is absolutely illegal and the employer must put a stop to it immediately. The FMLA, in addition to permitting 12 weeks of unpaid leave, protects employees from harassment by employers or coworkers for using FMLA. The law looks on…

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What is the accepted and appropriate way to pay for travel time? Is it legal to pay employees a different rate for travel time?

Under Federal Fair Labor Standards, employees need not be paid to travel between their home and work. When work requires travel between worksites they must be paid. If the workers are required to report to the office, the office is…

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