November 17, 2015

HR Article Roundup—November 2015

HR Article Roundup—November 2015

By Kit Dickinson on November 17, 2015

IDI's HR article roundup - Nov 2015

There’s a lot going on in the world of Human Resources and Payroll. We’ll help you stay connected and informed with the latest news and developments. Take a look at these latest articles.

4 Tips for Allowing Nonexempt Employees to Telecommute

Via SHRM. It is widely believed that nonexempt employees shouldn’t be allowed to telecommute because of the fear that nonexempt telecommuters will work overtime. However, Kelly Hughes, an attorney at Ogletree Deakins in Charlotte, N.C., bucks this conventional wisdom.

Automatic Transmission: Enter the Chief Automation Officer

Via Workforce. Some people are recommending an entirely new C-Suite position: the chief automation officer, or CAO, a position that looks at how automation can be implemented within a company’s technology strategy.

Video: 5 Minutes of Management: Retailer Asks Employees to Work for Free

Via Workforce. Workforce editors Rick Bell and Frank Kalman discuss new regulations that could put salaried workers back on a punch clock. Also, Urban Outfitters asks employees to work extra for free. Relevant content starts around the 1:30 mark.

Paying Wages With Debit Cards Has Drawbacks

Via Bloomberg BNA. In recent years, many employers have started paying hourly workers with debit cards, a practice that is cost-effective but has prompted lawsuits from employees who claim they aren't receiving their proper wages.

Mongolian Buffet owners deny allegations of FLSA violations

Via Ames Tribune. The owners of Mongolian Buffet in Ames, and the former King Buffet, say they have not violated any part of the Fair Labor Standards Act and do not owe any back wages to former employees

Top 4 mistakes driving workers to sue employers

Via HR Morning. FLSA regulations are incredibly hard to keep track of, and it’s not unusual for well-meaning employers to become non-compliant. But even if you slip up, you can often avoid employee lawsuits by steering clear of these mistakes.

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