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Is Travel Time Compensable

October 26, 2006
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Employees who are required to carry their safety equipment during their commute to and from work, obtain food and drinks for their shifts, and discuss their jobs during their commute are not necessarily performing integral and indispensable "principal activities" warranting overtime pay.
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Top Five Employer Mistakes Under the FLSA

September 8, 2006
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Some of the most common FLSA mistakes made by employers are easily identified and remedied. Whether you have five or five thousand employees, here are five mistakes you should try to avoid.
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Exempt Status, Discipline and Damage Deductions

July 1, 2006
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Employers are cautioned that deductions from the salaries of overtime-exempt employees risk the loss of such exemption, unless expressly authorized by FLSA, its regulations or applicable state law.
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Under-reporting Hours Doesn’t Alter Exempt Status

May 25, 2006
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As long as salaried employees receive the appropriate portion of their salary each pay period, requiring the accounting of actual hours worked does not affect their exempt status.
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Posing a Threat Is Enough to Warrant Firing

May 25, 2006
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Employers should be aware that employees who make threats in the workplace, regardless of their depression or physical or other mental ailments, may be disciplined or discharged.
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Sanctions for Failure to Keep E-mail Records

February 16, 2006
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Once and employee complaint--internal or external--is filed, gather pertinent document, especially e-mail. Err on the side of keep more documents rather than fewer.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do We Plug Skills Gaps of Our Recruiters?

September 9, 2005
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Recruiters at our company have a tough time closing deals. They gather specifications, source qualified candidates, screen and interview candidates and compile 'short lists'--and then they wait to hear back. Trouble is, I think our recruiters either a) have poor communication skills or b) aren't doing their jobs efficiently. How do I identify and plug the gap? What training modules might exist for enhancing their skills?
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