Category: "Time and Attendance"

Four-Day Thanksgiving Holiday Is Workplace Tradition, Survey Finds

20 November, 2018

Thanksgiving Day, the fourth Thursday in November, has been an American tradition since before the nation was founded. The first settlers feasted on various dates in the fall to celebrate the harvest before buckling down for the hard winters. George Washington proclaimed there should be a National T...

Why It’s Time to Review Your PTO Policy

18 July, 2017

If your company is like most, you’ve probably had the same PTO policy for longer than you can even remember. The PTO policy is one of those things that sits on the back burner because it’s rarely addressed or mentioned. Since some companies are increasing offerings for paid sick leave and time off,...

Comp Time in the Private Sector: Work-Life Enhancement Opportunity

27 June, 2017

On May 2, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Working Families Flexibility Act, a bill that would allow employers to offer workers compensatory time off instead of time-and-a-half wages for overtime hours. The legislation would amend Section 207 of the Fair Labor Standards Act, allowing pr...

The overtime rule appeal: What should employers do?

04 January, 2017

When the Labor Department’s overtime rule was published May 23, it was met with support from the 4 million Americans who would benefit from it and opposition from businesses that claim it would be a financial and administrative burden, forcing them to cut jobs and hours to cover payroll costs. The...

The Paid Leave Trend Continues at the State and City Level, With Federal Encouragement

10 May, 2016

As the Obama administration continues to push for federal paid family and sick leave requirements, it’s also prompting state and local governments to take matters into their own hands. On May 5, the Labor Department announced that it’s offering $1 million in federal grants to allow state, county or...