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Do We Have to Pay an Employee Who Drove to a Canceled Meeting?

While wage and hour law requires that employees are paid for all time that they are 'suffered or permitted' to work, the question here is whether his attempt to go to a cancelled meeting would count.

By |2018-02-21T02:08:29+00:00July 19th, 2017|Compensation, Compliance, HR 101, Salaries and Wages|0 Comments

What Happens When an Employee’s FMLA Time Has Run Out?

Even if an employee has exhausted their FMLA leave for the year, their condition may fall under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA defines a disabled employee as one who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities including working.

By |2017-07-06T02:08:46+00:00July 12th, 2017|Compliance, HR 101|0 Comments

A Guide to Drug Testing and Drug-Free Workplaces in the Era of “Legal” Marijuana

With medical and recreational marijuana use becoming legal in more states nationwide, it can be tricky to figure out what kind of drug-testing policy your business should have. There are many variables involved and in this article, we'll give you a general overview of the necessary considerations so you can determine what policy is right for your organization.

By |2017-06-27T19:54:53+00:00June 28th, 2017|Compliance, Hot topics for 2017|0 Comments

The Deputy, the Undertaker and the IT Guy

I’m introducing them to you to highlight a key theme that we see here repeatedly at Vantage Point: amazing people, with specific professional backgrounds, looking for a change. The challenge is that for most Recruiting firms, these folks are defined by those career paths, and they can’t see the “amazing” standing in front of them. We don’t see the world that way, and think that any small business looking for quality people, would rest easy knowing these three are on the job.

By |2017-07-07T19:08:10+00:00June 5th, 2017|HR 101|1 Comment

What Defines a Workweek?

Most people define a work week as the hours of operation of a business, often starting at 8am on Monday and ending on 5pm Friday. There is a bit more to it than that, and it's necessary to ensure compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) by establishing an actual workweek.

By |2017-05-17T20:18:14+00:00May 17th, 2017|Hot topics for 2017, HR 101, Salaries and Wages|0 Comments