People Risk Management Today
Question An employee of ours had a brief coughing fit today, but she says she just had something caught in her throat. As far as we’ve seen, she hasn’t experienced...Read More
What is the minimum amount of time that a salaried exempt employee must work to be paid for the entire day?
Question What is the minimum amount of time that a salaried exempt employee must work to be paid for the entire day? Answer If an exempt employee does any work,...Read More
Question Given the COVID-19 pandemic, should we cancel our annual holiday party? Answer We would certainly recommend not having an in-person event this year, which could put your company, employees,...Read More
As COVID-19 infection rates continue to climb, it’s imperative that organizations respond quickly when an employee is diagnosed. Here are the steps employers should take: Notify Employees Employees should be...Read More
Question Can a non-exempt employee manage another non-exempt employee? Answer Yes, it is completely fine for non-exempt employees to manage other non-exempt employees. In fact, employers are under no obligation...Read More
An employee says he cannot shave his beard for religious reasons. What is the best way to handle this?
Question Our appearance policy has not been well-enforced in the past but requires all employees to be clean-shaven. One of our employees says he cannot shave his beard due to...Read More
Question Can we require that employees give notice before quitting? Answer Requiring departing employees to give notice could jeopardize their at-will status (if applicable). To avoid this, we recommend requesting...Read More