FLSA: Overtime

The FLSA does not require that overtime be paid for hours worked in excess of 8 hours per day or on weekends or holidays. However, states are permitted to provide workers greater overtime protections than those offered by FLSA. Download Your Free Report on Overtime
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Ask the Right Questions—Find the Right Answers

Many leaders believe they must have all the answers—that it’s their responsibility to have the answer to every question and the solution to every problem. In my estimation, it’s more important to ask the right questions than it is to always have the answer.

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Performance Management Survey—What’s Really Happening?

Performance management is not only important for identifying your high potential employees, but it also has a great impact on your compensation programs and documentation practices. What’s happening with performance management in the real world? What are your competitors up to? Help us find out!

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Wooden’s Pyramid of Success—What Are Your Cornerstones?

I’ve been accused of too often writing about sports in this blog. I guess that’s because sports have been such a big part of my life as a participant, coach, and spectator—but also because I subscribe to the idea that sports imitate life. In sports, as in life, there is success and there is failure. And in sports, it’s often easy to see what leads to one or the other. Studying the actions that lead to either success or failure makes learning happen.

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As Skills Demand Rises, so Do Demands for Raises

If your managers are not already fielding requests from employees for raises and promotions, they soon may be, according to a recent Accountemps survey. An improving economy and higher demand for skilled workers means professionals are more confident in their job prospects—and they’re on the hunt for bigger paychecks and loftier titles.

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Shhhh…Should Employees’ Salaries Be Kept Secret?

Picture this: A manager calls his subordinates into a conference room and asks them to write down their salary and pin it to a board for everyone to see. Just the idea of this is cringe worthy …and compelling. It was, in fact, the premise of the 2012 British reality television show “Show Me Your Money.”

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Fake Job References—Has the World Really Come to This?!

The other day I heard about a company that provides fake references for job applicants, renters, and others. And from what I understand, the length it goes to in order to “lie” on behalf of its clients is unbelievable—even if the references it provides are believable.

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Critical Success Factors for Variable Pay Programs

Yesterday, we explored the factors behind the rise of comprehensive variable pay programs—and the types of cost savings you can expect. Today, John A. Rubino of Rubino Consulting Services explains who (and what) can make the difference between variable pay success and failure.

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Variable Pay: Make It Work for Your Organization and Your Employees

Comprehensive variable pay programs—more “pay at risk” for employees—are a growing trend for 2015 and beyond, notes John A. Rubino of Rubino Consulting Services. Here are some reasons why, and why you could save some serious money by implementing a comprehensive variable pay program at your organization.

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Spring—The Best Time to Renew Your Optimism

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. —Helen Keller

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Training and Development Survey—What’s New?

Training—it’s how you mold promising new hires and start creating your company’s future leaders. What’s happening with training and development in the real world? What are your competitors up to? Help us find out!

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