Should These Policies Be in the Employee Handbook?

Should These Policies Be in the Employee Handbook?

Q:  We are revising our employee handbook and were wondering if we must include sections/policies on the following: Marijuana Use?  Not required. In Florida, marijuana use is still illegal (unless prescribed by a doctor), so the topic is usually covered by your “drugs...
Obamacare Changes, Yes.  But Repeal? Unlikely

Obamacare Changes, Yes. But Repeal? Unlikely

After the unexpected results of the presidential election many employers and employees are wondering what’s going to happen with the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare. Depending on how it has affected you personally, you may be either relieved or...
How Will New Overtime Rule Affect You? Part 2

How Will New Overtime Rule Affect You? Part 2

Last week, I responded to a reader who wanted to know how the new overtime rules would affect him.  He manages a small staff in a small company and even though he works an average of 50 hours/week he’s exempt from overtime. His salary is $37,000.  According to the...
How Will New Overtime Rule Affect You?

How Will New Overtime Rule Affect You?

Q:  I manage an office in a small company and supervise a small staff of hourly employees.  My salary is $37,440 and between coming-in early to open, covering lunch breaks and making sure everything gets done, on average I work 50 hours a week. How is the new overtime...