Best Practices for Selecting an Enterprise Time and Attendance System

This paper provides a guide to large employers confronted by that dilemma. The following sections help you identify and describe the product capabilities – and corresponding process improvements –...
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Swimming with the Current: Six Major Trends in Workforce Management Compliance

From employee leaves, wage and hour concerns and working conditions, employers must contend with a wide variety of legal changes affecting the way they manage their teams, get work done and (if necessary)...
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Leave Administration: A Vehicle for Employee Wellness

Employee leave can be challenging for both employers and employees. Employers must stay abreast of myriad, ever-changing federal, state/provincial, and municipal regulations merely to understand what time...
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EEOC Recover $150K in Suit Against Wal-Mart

$150,000 is a drop in the bucket for a company the size of Wal-Mart, but it is enough to make a lawsuit go away that focused attention on how it treated one of its managers. As I wrote when the case was...
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McDermott Predictions for 2015 on Employee Social Media Accounts

In 2015, I predict an increased focus on employees’ rights regarding their personal social media accounts. Since 2012, individual states have enacted laws prohibiting employers from requesting access...
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Health reform: A look at 5 major requirements still to come

The employer mandate has officially kicked in, but it’s far from the last healthcare reform requirement employers have to worry about.  There are several mandates still on the horizon. And since...
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You can fire a driver if he’s an alcoholic, right? You won’t like the answer

It’s getting harder to fire workers — at least legally — these days. Here’s the latest example:  A driver for Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. reported to the company under its “Open...
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FMLA: This company relied on the doctor’s cert, and still lost in court

HR pros often have to rely on physicians’ opinions to make difficult FMLA administration decisions. But what happens when a physician changes his story?   That question was at the center of Kossowski...
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Work Naked: 8 Essential Principles for Peak Performance in the Virtual Workplace

Corporate and individual resistance to new ways of working are often imbedded within a company’s culture, and can stifle change and hinder productivity. Cindy Froggatt suggests workplace options...
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What To Do When Stress Gets The Best Of You

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and found that 90% of top performers...
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