Top 3 Employee Handbook Updates for 2016

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Top 3 Employee Handbook Updates for 2016

Employment laws and workplace issues are constantly evolving. As a result, employers are faced with the daunting task of making sure that their company handbooks and key policies and procedures are up-to-date.

Over the last several years, some workplace issues have generated considerable controversy as well as political and emotional debates. Regardless of an organization’s position on a specific issue or regulation, it's essential for companies to be in compliance with current federal, state and local employment laws.

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Wage & Hour Rules and Job Classifications

Chief among the issues that keep employers up at night is staying compliant with federal and state employment laws.

Arguably, wage and hour rules are the most complex and cause the most issues for companies. Job classifications under the FLSA can confuse even the most experienced HR managers.

In fact, some of the costliest wage and hour lawsuits and penalties on record could have been avoided if only the employer properly classified an employee as either exempt or nonexempt. It’s critically important to understand the law — and the devil is in the details.

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How to ask your boss if it's OK to stay home in bad weather

Engage PEO's Angela Rochester, Assistant General Counsel and HR Consultant, advises companies and employees on what to do if you can't make it to work due to severe weather.

“If there’s not a policy in place, address the issue with your manager or with HR. We always stress to communicate sooner rather than later; also, a good employer will communicate [any policies or guidelines] to you well in advance.”

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