Some suggestions from our readers … and some ideas that might be charitably considered, well, unusual.
Q. We’re considering hiring a woman from Canada to sell our products in Canada. We have no idea how to start the process of hiring a foreign worker. Suggestions?
Employees are eligible for overtime pay unless their positions fit into one of several exemption categories, including the executive exemption. But take note: Don’t try to apply the executive exemption label unless the employee is directly involved in hiring and firing or his or her recommendations are seriously considered during the decision-making process.
According to a new Department of Labor report, these are the top reasons workers take FMLA leave.
Q. Our smoking area is outside our building, but the smoke seems to be drifting into the ventilation system. An employee who is super-sensitive to smells has complained. Can we move smokers to their vehicles? Do we even need to provide a place for smokers onsite?
Fewer than one in five U.S. full- and part-time workers are worried that they will be laid off in the near future, according to a new Gallup poll.