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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HR Technology Survey—Tell Us How Tomorrow Is Being Shaped … Today!

Last Friday, we launched our annual HR Technology Survey, and thank you to all who have participated thus far! For those who have yet to respond, it’s not too late—we’re eager to hear your opinions on how technology and software are drastically changing the way things are done in HR.

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Telecommuting—Top 10 Tips for Success

Would (or does) telecommuting work for you? Yahoo® and Best Buy® curbed it; meanwhile, Cisco® reported it improved retention and saved $277 million. In today’s Advisor, attorneys Deanna Brinkerhoff and Cathleen Yonahara offer ten practical tips for your telecommuting program.

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How Is Tech Shaping the Future of HR? Let’s Find Out! Please Participate in Our HR Technology Survey Today!

Are technology and software drastically changing the way things are done in HR? Please help us learn what’s happening with HR tech in the real world—What are best practices? What are your competitors up to? Help us find out!

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Enron’s EVP Was Great … Except for One Thing

Many EVPs (Employee Value Propositions) consist of nice-sounding platitudes that are a litany of things that don’t reflect reality, says consultant Stephanie Tarant, PhD. Take Enron, for example.

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Your EVP—Defining Total Rewards

The Employee Value Proposition (EVP) is the total rewards value an employee or applicant derives from the everyday employee experience, says consultant Stephanie Tarant, PhD. Including compensation and benefits and more, it is the foundation of an organization’s reputation as a place to work.

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A Lesson from Google in Fostering “Smart Creatives”

I often talk about the characteristics of the people with whom I want to work. In their book How Google Works, Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg talk about the type of people they had at Google. And the two of them should know—Schmidt is the executive chairman and ex-CEO, and Rosenberg is a former SVP of products. Both came to Google after its founding and had to adapt to an existing culture that was very particular and reflected the principles of the founders.

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Don’t Forget to Find Some Quiet Time This Year

You don’t spend nearly enough time simply thinking. Before you take offense to that statement, consider how much time you spend talking, responding to e-mail, even reading—my guess is that you spend more time doing any one of them than you do thinking.

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Finances and Funding—Fit Yourself into the Picture

In yesterday’s Advisor, Clare Novak gave tips on understanding the basics of finance; today, how HR relates to this side of your business and some advice on how to turn financial know-how into funding for your comp plan.

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The Basics of Finance-Speak

To implement an effective compensation and benefits program, you need to speak the language of the CFO, and it can be daunting. Perceptions sometimes block understanding, says Clare Novak, president of Novak and Associates. We think “I can’t do this” or “This is boring,” and we get in our own way. But you can do it.

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Quality Starts With People

The other day, I was driving through a small town and saw a sign on the side of a building that read, “Nobody ever regrets buying quality.” That got me thinking about quality. Did the proprietor of this business have it right? Does no one ever regret paying for a quality product or service?

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