The Ins and Outs of Jury Duty Leave

The Ins and Outs of Jury Duty Leave

Most adults in the United States are subject to being summoned for jury duty. Obviously, being summoned for jury duty has the potential of impacting an employee’s ability to work as anticipated. In order to protect employees and permit them to perform their civic duty, all states have passed jury duty l...
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Salaried-Exempt Employees and Paid Vacation Leave

Salaried-Exempt Employees and Paid Vacation Leave

Many employers have chosen to designate some of their employees as exempt for purposes of overtime requirements as permitted by federal and state overtime laws. In most situations when an employer designates an employee as exempt, they must pay the employee on a salary basis. One of the costs of paying...
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Interviewing Applicants: 6 Questions to Avoid

Interviewing Applicants: 6 Questions to Avoid

Every employer faces the task at some point of finding the right employee to fill a job vacancy. Failure to hire the right employee may lead to significant costs in terms of both time and money, not to mention potential damage to customer relationships and co-worker morale. To hire the right employee, e...
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Election Day and Minimum Wage Increases

Election Day and Minimum Wage Increases

Minimum wage increases have been a popular topic in the news lately as advocates have been campaigning for minimum wage increases both on state and federal levels. On Election Day 2014, advocates got their way in at least four states: Alaska, Arkansas, Nebraska, and South Dakota. In all four states, vot...
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Who is a full-time employee?

Who is a full-time employee?

One question that comes up with some regularity is, “How many hours does an employee have to work to be a full-time employee?” Unfortunately, the answer to the question is, “It depends.” Full-time employment is a term with many different definitions, each depending on both the fa...
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The Myth of the Two Weeks’ Notice Requirement

It is not uncommon for employees to change jobs. When this happens, the question frequently arises regarding whether employees are legally obligated to provide two weeks’ notice before quitting their current job. The short answer is, “No.” Are there legal requirements to expect or give a two notice? The...
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