Labor Laws

Discrimination in the Workplace and How to Handle It

Discrimination in the Workplace and How to Handle It

Discrimination in the workplace has become a common topic over the past few years.HR professionals are probably already aware of all the types of discrimination that can occur in the workplace, including age, disability, harassment, national origin, pregnancy, religion, disability, sex, and more. It is important to know how to deal with this if there is ever discrimination happening in your company. Being knowledgeable about the laws that protect your employees and knowing what is going on in your company are ideal places to start when dealing with discrimination. Here are some tips HR managers should follow when dealing with discrimination in the workplace:

What You Need to Know About Overtime Exemption Rules

What You Need to Know About Overtime Exemption Rules

Next month is the month many employers are, and have been, dreading for quite some time now. On December 1, 2016, the overtime exemption rules will be updated to reflect a hefty pay increase for those workers who are exempt. Not sure what qualifies as an exempt employee? According to the American Payroll Association, an exempt employee is one who does not need to be paid the minimum wage or overtime pay; with this, the employer does not need to record details involving their work (such as hours worked).