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The Family Medical Leave Act: When are you allowed to use it?

August 12, 2015 by Kathryn Carlson

The Family Medical Leave Act: When are you allowed to use it?

In most circumstances company paid sick time is adequate when an employee gets sick, however, occasionally extenuating circumstances occur and more time is necessary. In these situations, the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) can be enabled. Taking effect in 1993, FMLA was cre...

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Colorado Supreme Court: Employers Can Discharge Workers Using Medical Marijuana

June 17, 2015 by Global Administrator

Colorado Supreme Court: Employers Can Discharge Workers Using Medical Marijuana

While many States continue to legalize marijuana for both recreational and medical use, some employers are questioning their right to discharge employees who violate company drug policies. On June 15, 2015 the Colorado Supreme Court made their stance on marijuana use clear in...

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Is your unpaid internship legally supposed to be paid?

June 03, 2015 by Kathryn Carlson

Is your unpaid internship legally supposed to be paid?

As summer approaches and you make the important decision of whether or not to hire a summer intern an important detail to consider is whether or not you will be required to pay your interns. According to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), internships for private, for-profi...

Posted in: Human Resources Management Tags: FLSA, Internship, Paid, Standards, Unpaid Read More

Summer Dealership Preparedness: Your Dress Code

May 04, 2015

With summer quickly nearing, the temperature is creeping up. If your employees haven’t already changed into their summer wardrobe, they will be soon. Inappropriate apparel can be dangerous and can also create a distraction amongst coworkers. It’s best to review and redistribu...

Posted in: Human Resources Management Tags: Appropriate, Attire, Code, Dealership, Dress, Policy, Summer, Warm, Weather Read More

Maternity/Paternity Leave: Did you know that?

April 22, 2015

Maternity/Paternity Leave: Did you know that?

When an employee expands their family they will have questions about options for maternity or paternity leave. Here are a few things to consider when an employee requests maternity/paternity leave. Maternity/paternity leave typically refers to the time parents take off durin...

Posted in: Human Resources Management Tags: Employee, FMLA, Leave, Maternity, off, Paid, Paternity, scheduling, Time Read More

The Family Medical Leave Act: When are you allowed to use it?

April 07, 2015 by Kathryn Carlson

The Family Medical Leave Act: When are you allowed to use it?

In most circumstances company paid sick time is adequate when an employee gets sick, however, occasionally extenuating circumstances occur and more time is necessary. In these situations, the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) can be enabled. Taking effect in 1993, FMLA was cre...

Posted in: Human Resources Management Tags: daughter, days, family, FMLA, in, loco, off, parentis, sick, son, time Read More

FMLA: Defining Sons and Daughters

April 07, 2015 by Global Administrator

When deciding if FMLA is the appropriate leave, employers should consider the interpretation of “son“ or “daughter” issued by the Department of Labor under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).  The Administrator’s interpretation gives employees, who care for a child, pare...

Posted in: Human Resources Management Tags: daughter, family, FMLA, in, loco, off, parentis, son, time Read More

Do You Accommodate Caregivers?

April 01, 2015 by Global Administrator

With a growing population of caregivers (a relative or friend of a disabled individual who assists the individual with their daily living activities) managers are now faced with the task of accommodating employees who are caring for someone who is ill, disabled, or elderly. C...

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Is Your Dealership Dress Code Policy Up-To-Date?

March 24, 2015

The days are getting warmer, which affects many things at your dealership, including the clothing choices that your employees make. Employee attire contributes to the overall look and feel of your dealership, employee morale, and can impact your reputation. Before things heat...

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Employee Retention – Managing to Keep Your Employees

March 17, 2015

Your dealership employees are a company investment, one that should be protected. Studies found that 83 percent of 900 North American employees polled plan to seek new positions in 2014. While it can be difficult to foster employee engagement, there are solutions that create ...

Posted in: Human Resources Management Tags: Employee, Environment, Growth, Learning, Opportunities, Retention, Satisfaction, Work Read More

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