What’s Hot in HR

WHAT’S HOT IN HR

2020 has many of us in a charged emotional state.  Between the pandemic, civil unrest, and economic troubles, it is difficult to identify how we feel sometimes. Now, more than ever, we have an opportunity to educate our staff when it comes to inclusive behavior.  Different backgrounds, religions, morals, ethics, and values all come into […]

WHAT’S HOT IN HR

One thing that makes Nevada unique (in the wage and hour world), is our tiered minimum wage. We have one wage for employees that are offered qualifying benefits and another, slightly higher wage, for those that are NOT offered medical benefits. We had these wages in place for many years, without really knowing what was […]

WHAT’S HOT IN HR

Being in human resources during a pandemic is a bit of trial by fire.  That said, being in human resources is always a touchy position. We guard the castle, keep the secrets, announce and enforce policy, pay employees, handle medical benefits, listen to grievances, and sometimes even grab lunch for everyone.  We hire, fire, promote, […]

WHAT’S HOT IN HR

Remote workers (and how to engage them) As we roll into the second decade of the 21st century, the workplace continues to change.  Telecommuting (aka, working remotely) is becoming more prevalent as technology becomes more robust.  There are many jobs that no longer require a presence in the traditional office setting.  Working from home one […]

WHAT’S HOT IN HR

Picture this: One of your long-term employees has called out, on average, twice a week for the last 6 weeks. When he calls out, he tells his manager it is to care for his wife, who is ill. His work starts to fall behind. The manager is getting frustrated and writes him up for excessive […]

WHAT’S HOT IN HR

HR is customer service. Human resources has come a long way since it’s early days.  Think “personnel,” when all HR did was handle disciplinary actions, hire, fire and maybe payroll.  Today, HR can wear many hats.  HR handles administrative tasks, payroll, benefits, employee relations, recruiting, and retention.  In some cases, HR also handles IT, risk […]

WHAT’S HOT IN HR

Some of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) wage provisions are changing as of January 1, 2020. Jobs that are governed by the FLSA are referred to as exempt (often called “salary”) or non-exempt (often called “hourly”).  Non-exempt employees are entitled to overtime.  Exempt employees are not (think, exempted from overtime). To be considered exempt […]

WHAT’S HOT IN HR

Go for the GOAL! We hear a lot about goal setting in HR. Project Goals. Performance Goals. Achievement Goals.  Compensation Goals.  It’s become such a buzzword that the actual premise of goal setting has become lost – which is a shame because goals done right equal work done well. Think of a goal as a […]

WHAT’S HOT IN HR

It doesn’t happen often, but there are certain questions that come through our HR Hotline that make us say — STOP RIGHT THERE. “We are considering reclassifying all our employees as independent contractors.” “So, my employee, who is an independent contractor, didn’t …” “We would like to bring on a former employee as an independent […]

WHAT’S HOT IN HR

“Hey, Siri!  What are the new Nevada laws about paid time off?” Laughable?  Yes and no. There’s been a lot of chatter lately about technology replacing HR departments. It is certainly true that technology has been instrumental in the evolution (and revolution) of the HR world.  Anyone who has ever processed a payroll with paper […]

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