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19 Jul 2018
Q&A: We heard a rumor that an employee out on FMLA was seen exercising at a park. How should be handle this situation?

Question: We heard a rumor that an employee out on FMLA was seen exercising at a park. How should handle this situation? Answer from Margaret, PHR, SHRM-CP: I recommend proceeding...

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12 Jul 2018
Q&A: What is Section 7 of the NLRA?

Question: What is Section 7 of the NLRA? Answer from Kara, JD, SPHR: Congress enacted the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) in 1935 to protect the rights of employees and...

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05 Jul 2018
Q&A: We want to promote an employee to a new position we’re creating. Do we need to give other potential candidates the chance to apply as well?

Question: We want to promote an employee to a new position we’re creating. Do we need to give other potential candidates the chance to apply as well? Answer from Marisa,...

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28 Jun 2018
Q&A: Do we have to pay for time spent at appointments related to workers’ compensation?

Question: Do we have to pay for time spent at appointments related to workers’ compensation? Answer from Monica, SPHR, SHRM-CP: In general, an employer is only obligated to pay an...

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21 Jun 2018
Q&A: We recently promoted an employee and switched her to salaried exempt. Do I need to pay her the overtime that she worked before I gave her the promotion and raise?

Question: We recently promoted an employee and switched her to salaried exempt. Do I need to pay her the overtime that she worked before I gave her the promotion and...

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14 Jun 2018
Q&A: When is it appropriate to use a performance improvement plan as opposed to a disciplinary action notice or a record of employee conversation?

Question: When is it appropriate to use a performance improvement plan as opposed to a disciplinary action notice or a record of employee conversation? Answer from Megan, JD: Performance improvement...

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07 Jun 2018
Q&A: If we require employees to arrive ten minutes early to prepare for the start of their shift, do we have to pay them for this extra time?

Question: If we require employees to arrive ten minutes early to prepare for the start of their shift, do we have to pay them for this extra time? Answer from...

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31 May 2018
Q&A: How do I track FMLA leave?

Question: How do I track FMLA leave? Answer from Sarah, PHR, SHRM-CP: After determining that a leave is covered by FMLA, you should begin tracking time against the 12-week entitlement....

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24 May 2018
Q&A: Can I ask an employee if she’s pregnant?

Question: Can I ask an employee if she's pregnant? Answer from Angela, PHR: We recommend you not ask an employee if she’s pregnant. Generally, employers may not inquire about an...

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17 May 2018
Q&A: We hired an employee about a month ago … Now they say that they can’t work weekends. What should we do?

Question: We hired an employee about a month ago, and at the time of hire, they said they could work weekends. Now they say that they can't work weekends. What...

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