Should Employees Be Compensated for Professional Training?

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Recently, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued an opinion letter regarding the question of paying employees for taking classes related to the retention of their professional licenses. The basic question was: Is it possible for employees to be compensated for their time spent taking professional education courses? Although it is possible for employees to be … Read more

How the FLSA and State Laws Protect Lactating Mothers

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The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), a federal law, includes a provision to allow new mothers to express milk at the workplace. More specifically, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act amended the FLSA to require employers to provide “reasonable break time for an employee to express breast milk for her nursing child for one … Read more

Encouraging Employees To Find Work-life Balance

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Striking that perfect balance between career and family has always been a challenge for American workers, and since COVID 19, it’s become harder due to many employees working from home. Work-life balance involves juggling workplace stress with the daily pressures of family, friends, and self. The outcome is that the employee has a greater sense … Read more

Ten Guidelines for Videoconferencing at Work

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One, consider alternatives to Zoom. Google Hangouts, Microsoft Teams, Webex, and GoToMeeting.com are among the alternatives to the popular web meeting application. Your requirements may be better met by one of the alternatives. Considerable amounts of document sharing, for example, may make Microsoft Teams a better choice. Do a little investigating of prices and features … Read more

Keys to a Successful Performance Appraisal Program

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If done well, a performance appraisal program can be an excellent tool to help improve employee engagement and performance. They also provide an opportunity for managers and supervisors to build stronger relationships of trust with employees and can lead to greater work satisfaction. If done poorly or haphazardly, however, performance appraisals can have exactly the … Read more

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