It’s only a matter of overtime

June 12th, 2018 hrsimple

Have your employees been going the extra mile lately? What if they’re clocking in the equivalent of a marathon in hours? If you’re looking over your timesheets and notice that your star employee racked up a whopping 55 hours last week, it’s time to get familiar with the legal requirements of overtime pay. You’re going to need to calculate overtime whether or not the hours your employee worked were authorized by management.

(Note: information in this article is applicable to hourly, non-exempt employees. For a more in-depth analysis of overtime pay, including regular rate of pay and exempt employees, check out the newly updated Wages and Hours – An Employer’s Guide.) 

Interview with attorneys at Kastner Westman & Wilkins

October 24th, 2018 hrsimple

Kastner Westman & Wilkins recently took over our Ohio Human Resources Library. We’re excited to be working with them, and we think you should be too! Keep reading to learn a little more about this amazing Akron-based firm:

Valentine's Day heartaches around the office

June 12th, 2018 hrsimple

February 14th is quickly approaching and it brings with it a whole slew of troubles for employers. Aside from the usual romance in the workplace issues, employee attendance, harassment, and office parties can all cause an employer a good amount of trouble:

Safety and health tips

June 12th, 2018 hrsimple

When you think about workplace safety, you probably picture injuries and accidents, but in reality, safety means much more than that.  The hardest aspect of having a safe workplace is thinking about the unexpected threats, the freak incidents as well as the hidden everyday dangers.  Employers can be intimidated by the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) because a majority of it applies to very specific industries.

This list is meant to help the everyday office become a little bit safer.  Take a minute to make sure you are doing all you can to keep your staff safe!

Wearable technology

June 12th, 2018 hrsimple

In the last year, we have seen a rise in wearable technology.  From the newly released Apple Watch to the spread of Bluetooth devices, it seems that technology is becoming more integrated into our daily lives than ever.  These new advancements are causing people are to view their technology as a permanent accessory and not just a device that is used periodically throughout the day.  Many carry their cellphones constantly in their hands, feeling the need to have them easily accessible at moments notice.  While this shift towards constant technology use can result in higher productivity and better communication, it can also cause a whole mess of problems for employers.  Below are a few issues that can arise out of what experts are calling "wearable technology."