Approaching Holidays

How do I make sure I have enough employees working over the holidays?  [click to read more …]

Let Me Count The Ways of CFRA

When talking with companies, we frequently find they have an employee who has been absent for a number of weeks or months. They are actually calling to find out how to bring that time off to a close. Too often, we have to inform them the time off has only begun because they didn’t do the paperwork to be able to legally count all that previous time off.  [click to read more …]

The First 90 Days

I’ve been using 90 days as the orientation period for new employees but it really takes us about 120 days to determine if they can do the job. Is it okay to make it longer?  [click to read more …]

PTO Use and Rules

I’m not sure I have my paid time off set up correctly.  [click to read more …]

It’s Sick, Not Vacation Time

I don’t offer paid vacations so I just let my employees use their sick time however they want.  [click to read more …]

Defining Eligibility

Do I have to provide all benefits to all employees who are working at least 30 hours/week?  [click to read more …]

Countering Gas Prices

I’d like to provide a bonus for employees to counter the rising gas prices. How do I set it up?  [click to read more …]

Creating a Bonus Plan

I’d like to provide my employees with a bonus but I’m not sure how it should work.  [click to read more …]

Pay Attention or Pay Up

My employees prefer to skip an “official” rest period but do take short breaks to use the restroom or grab a drink. Since the time is paid, I don’t see a problem.  [click to read more …]

Retirement Plan Deadline

I keep hearing about a state retirement plan but don’t know if I want to use that or start a 401(k) for my employees. Am I being forced to do something?  [click to read more …]