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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Don’t Leave Your Success to Fate

Over the weekend, I watched a movie with my wife. I won’t say which movie because my guy friends will make fun of me. But in my defense, this past weekend included Valentine’s Day. Anyway, the movie talked a lot about fate and destiny and got me thinking about how much of what happens to us is within our control.

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Dangers of Distribution, Stratification, and Interpretation (Big Data)

In yesterday’s Advisor, we explored five dangers of big data; today, we present distribution dangers, stratification problems, and more.

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The 9 Big Dangers of Big Data

Big data—it’s touted as HR’s new source for actionable information. In fact, big data analysis does produce some fascinating results. But beware, there are a lot of dangers of big data.

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Leadership Lessons from the Great Communicator

If you are like me and are interested in politics, you know Ronald Reagan was considered the “Great Communicator.” His effectiveness as a communicator was often credited to his career in radio, television, and movies. His detractors often said of his oratory skills, “He’s just up there acting.” But to me, Reagan’s effectiveness as a speaker went beyond his smooth voice and polished delivery. Reagan, through the use of stories and illustrations, could educate his audience and move them to take action.

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Facing Setbacks? Adopt a Survivor’s Mind-Set

The 2007 book Lone Survivor tells the true story of a failed Navy SEAL mission in Afghanistan from the viewpoint of the only person who survived, Marcus Luttrell. The book—and later a film of the same title—recounts the details of a mission gone wrong and the battle for survival.

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Get Those Papers in Order—New Recordkeeping for 2015

We’re only a little over a month into 2015, and there have already been some changes to recordkeeping requirements. Recordkeeping is a cornerstone of compliance, so be prepared! Changes to safety and paid sick leave are here or forthcoming, and Attorney Usama Kahf provides the info you need to keep the right records in the New Year.

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Survey—Last Chance to Share Your Thoughts on HR Tech!

Our HR Technology Survey has been launched, and many thanks to all who have participated! For those who have yet to respond, you still have a chance to join in and shape the discussion—we’re very eager to hear your opinions on how technology and software are drastically changing the way HR pros do business.

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FLSA in 2015—Danger Zones

FLSA lawsuits are at an all-time high, and this is the seventh consecutive year of increases. Why the change? Attorney Charlie Plumb explains.

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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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