In the wake of Hurricane Harvey and the looming threat of Irma and the havoc they have and will cause, undoubtedly, many businesses have been damaged or destroyed while others have closed temporarily for safety and security reasons. These businesses may remain closed or operate with limited hours for days, weeks, or possibly months. When such closures occur as a result of nature’s forces, what are an employer’s obligations to continue paying its employees?
I loved french fries. When I was in college, for about one semester, I worked at a local fast food chain. Pretty much every meal I had during my shifts included french fries. After a few months of a diet consisting of 50% fries, I lost that loving feeling.
I like the T.V. show “House Of Cards.” I binge watched every season until this current one. After so many episodes, the thrill was gone.
Topics: Human Resources Insights
Although Americans are notoriously bad for not taking their vacation time—even when they’ve accrued it–paid time off (PTO) remains one of the most attractive benefits employers can offer. So, when you’re hiring, don’t underestimate its importance as a recruiting tool. Having outdated PTO policies or offering minimal vacation, sick, and personal time can turn potential candidates off. Generous policies, on the other hand, can help you secure your next dream hire. Here’s what you need to know about why PTO matters so much.
We want to terminate an employee who doesn’t fit with our culture. Can we do this? Do you foresee any issues?
While apprenticeships are not as common in the U.S. as they are in Europe, these programs are growing in popularity because of the clear career path for workers and benefits for employers. In June of 2017, President Trump signed an executive order in an effort to expand apprenticeship programs across the country. Trump said that his executive order would empower companies, unions, industry groups, and federal agencies to “create apprenticeships for millions of our citizens.”