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    Missouri Employment Laws

    Overview Basic Minimum Rate (per hour) Premium Pay After Designated Hours Daily Weekly $6.65 (Same as Federal) 40 More Info: In addition to the exemption for federally covered employment, the law exempts, among others, employees of a retail or service business with gross annual sales or business done of less than $500,000. Premium pay required after 52 hours in seasonal amusement ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    It’s What’s Inside that Counts

    It’s What’s Inside that Counts
    It should be no surprise that the way people treat each other within an organization impacts how they ultimately treat external customers. In other words, good internal service drives good external customer service. How employees are treated is a reflection of an organization’s internal service culture. To assess your firm’s service culture, ask your employees: Would you refer a friend to ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Montana Employment Laws

    Overview Applies to: Basic Minimum Rate (per hour) Future Effective Date Premium Pay After Designated Hours Daily Weekly Except businesses with gross annual sales of $110,000 or less $6.25 $6.55 $4.00 07/24/2008 (Same as Federal) 40 More Info: Minimum wage is subject to a cost of living adjustment done by September 30 of each year and effective on January 1 of ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Is Your Mission Meaningful?

    Is Your Mission Meaningful?
    Most organizations have mission statements that articulate their purpose and reason for being. But how meaningful are they? Try this interesting two-part experiment: • If you were to randomly approach employees and ask them to repeat the company’s mission, how many would be able to repeat it? • Of the employees who can actually recite your company’s mission statement, how many ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    4 Ways to Use Learning Journals for Leadership Development

    4 Ways to Use Learning Journals for Leadership Development
    I’ve had a couple recent requests from readers for information on learning journals: "I’ve been intrigued by the idea of using journaling & reflective writing, but can’t find any resources for how to get that off the ground. I’m worried about pitching it to people who may feel like it’s simply a teenage “dear diary” and am wondering how to provide ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Nebraska Employment Laws

    Overview Applies to: Basic Minimum Rate (per hour) Future Effective Date Premium Pay After Designated Hours Daily Weekly (Applicable to employers of 4 or more employees) $5.85 $6.55 $7.25 07/24/2008 07/24/2009 (Same as Federal) (Same as Federal) External Links Nebraska Department of Labor Website: http://www.dol.state.ne.us/
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Nevada Employment Laws

    Overview Basic Minimum Rate (per hour) Premium Pay After Designated Hours Daily Weekly $6.33 8 40 More Info: The premium overtime pay requirement on either a daily or weekly basis is not applicable to employees who are compensated at not less than one and one-half times the minimum rate or to employees of enterprises having a gross annual sales volume of ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Can You Be a Good Manager if You're Shy?

    Can You Be a Good Manager if You're Shy?
    A reader writes: I'm shy. Sometimes people misinterpret this as aloofness or snobbery. Being outgoing and making friends with everyone I meet has never been a part of my personality. I just have a hard time making casual conversation (which is necessary for good relationships with coworkers), and I have a hard time in difficult/important professional conversations (which are necessary for ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    New Hampshire Employment Laws

    Overview Basic Minimum Rate (per hour) Future Effective Date Premium Pay After Designated Hours Daily Weekly $6.50 $7.25   09/01/2008 (Same as Federal) 40 More Info: The New Hampshire minimum wage is automatically replaced with the Federal minimum wage rate if it is higher than the State minimum. External Links New Hampshire Department of Labor Website: http://www.labor.state.nh.us/
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    New Jersey Employment Laws

    Overview Basic Minimum Rate (per hour) Future Effective Date Premium Pay After Designated Hours Daily Weekly $7.15 $7.25   07/24/2009 (Same as Federal) 40 External Links New Jersey Department of Labor Website: http://lwd.state.nj.us/labor/index.shtml
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Talent Management Metrics Get an "F"

    If employees are a company's most important asset, few organizations are anywhere near realizing their full potential, according to the latest talent management study by the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp). The study, which examined the extent to which organizations are measuring and gauging the success of their talent management programs, found that only a quarter of companies surveyed have systematic ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Anti-Harassment Procedure

    Elements of an Anti-Harassment Policy & Complaint Procedure An anti-harassment policy and complaint procedure should contain, at a minimum, the following elements: A clear explanation of prohibited conduct; Assurance that employees who make complaints of harassment or provide information related to such complaints will be protected against retaliation; A clearly described complaint process that provides accessible avenues of complaint; Assurance ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Common Law Test

    Employees vs. Independent Contractors The 20 Factors of the Common Law Test 1. Instructions: Employees. An employee is required to comply with instruction about when, where, and how to work. Even if no instructions are given, the control factor is present if the employer has the right to give instructions. Independent Contractor (“IC’s”). IC’s determine on their own on how ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    FMLA Recordkeeping Requirements

    Records must disclose the following: 1. Basic payroll and identifying employee data, including name, address, and occupation; rate or basis of pay and terms of compensation; daily and weekly hours worked per pay period; additions to or deductions from wages; and total compensation paid. 2. Dates FMLA leave is taken by FMLA-eligible employees (e.g., available from time records, requests for leave, ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Pregnancy FAQ

    Q. If, for pregnancy-related reasons, an employee is unable to perform the functions of her job, does the employer have to provide an alternative job? A. An employer is required to treat an employee temporarily unable to perform the functions of the job (because of her pregnancy-related condition) in the same manner as it treats other temporarily disabled employees, whether by ...
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    Guidelines for Preparing a Workplace Investigation

    In developing a Workplace Investigation Plan, at a minimum, the employer should: 1. Identify all potential witnesses ● Take the Complaint - Why, where, who, witnesses, documentation - Explain limited confidentiality - Explain no retaliation - Be objective, not judgmental - Communicate a realistic timetable - Do not promise complete confidentiality - Consider interim protective measures if necessary - Instill confidence ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Hiring the "Right Stuff"

    Hiring the "Right Stuff"
    How you approach hiring the right person for a job depends upon the level and type of job. It goes without saying that hiring an entry-level person is substantially different than securing the services of a high-level technical person or a number two or three in the chain of command. In every case, however, reference checking is mandatory. Despite your prior ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +6
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    ADA Compliance

    Practical Advice on ADA Compliance ● Remember that the law contemplates an interactive process between the employee and employer following a request for a job accommodation because of a health condition. ● The focus of the conversation should initially be on the job performance, and the employer should be asking how he/she could help the employee perform. ● If a simple ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    New Mexico Employment Laws

    Overview Basic Minimum Rate (per hour) Future Effective Date Premium Pay After Designated Hours Daily Weekly $6.50 $7.50   01/01/2009 (Same as Federal) 40 External Links New Mexico Department of Labor Website: http://www.dws.state.nm.us/
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    New York Employment Laws

    Overview Basic Minimum Rate (per hour) Future Effective Date Premium Pay After Designated Hours Daily Weekly $7.15 $7.25   07/24/2009 (Same as Federal) 40 More Info: The New York minimum wage is automatically replaced with the Federal minimum wage rate if it is higher than the State minimum. External Links New York Department of Labor Website: http://www.labor.state.ny.us/
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?