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Vacation Payout? Check the Handbook

on October 30, 2019
Q: When an employee terminates, do we have to pay their vacation accrual pay based on their current rate, or can we pay the rate...
Emily HartmanVacation Payout? Check the Handbook

How to Manage Employees Who Have Bad Attitudes

on October 1, 2019
Q: We have a new associate who isn’t meeting our performance expectations and has a bad attitude towards members of the team that they supervise....
Emily HartmanHow to Manage Employees Who Have Bad Attitudes

The Exception to Post-accident Drug Testing

on August 26, 2019
Q: We suspect an employee who claimed a work-related injury is using marijuana, is there a policy about drug testing them post-accident? A: This depends...
Emily HartmanThe Exception to Post-accident Drug Testing

Navigating A Delicate Issue: Hygiene

on July 8, 2019
Q: I have one employee with a persistent hygiene issue. How can I broach this delicate topic with the employee? A: Usually, there is basic...
Emily HartmanNavigating A Delicate Issue: Hygiene

Forbidden Interview Questions

on April 26, 2019
Q: I have a training manual that lists unacceptable employment interview questions, including “any information that the applicant put on his/her resume or application." Why...
Emily HartmanForbidden Interview Questions

Ask the HR Expert — Exempt or Non-Exempt?

on April 6, 2019
Q: Right now, I’m recruiting for an inside sales position. How do I know if this position or any other positions that I recruit for should be...
Jill SchaeferAsk the HR Expert — Exempt or Non-Exempt?

Ask the HR Expert — FMLA

on March 11, 2019
Q: I have an employee who is out sick and will need surgery. I need to know if we're supposed to ask him if he...
Jill SchaeferAsk the HR Expert — FMLA

Ask the HR Expert — Sexual Harassment and Privacy

on February 7, 2019
Q: Do we have to let the employee who complained about sexual harassment know what the consequences were for the accused individual? A: You do not...
Camille BradburyAsk the HR Expert — Sexual Harassment and Privacy

Ask the HR Expert — ACA

on January 9, 2019
Q: We are self-insured. We have an employee who would like to add his wife to his health insurance, but she doesn't have a SSN....
Jill SchaeferAsk the HR Expert — ACA

KPA’s Top 5 Ask the HR Expert Questions in 2018

on December 11, 2018
We have compiled a list of our most popular Ask the HR Expert Questions that we received in 2018. Review the questions to gain employer...
Camille BradburyKPA’s Top 5 Ask the HR Expert Questions in 2018

Ask the HR Expert — Does this justify termination?

on November 7, 2018
Q: One of our managers, who is over 65, hasn't been performing well. In the most recent incident, he gave away services to a family member...
Camille BradburyAsk the HR Expert — Does this justify termination?

Ask the HR Expert — Requesting confidential information

on October 15, 2018
Q: We received a letter from an attorney requesting confidential information from an employee record. Are we obligated to respond? A: No.Without a subpoena, you are...
Camille BradburyAsk the HR Expert — Requesting confidential information

Ask the HR Expert — FMLA and Holiday Pay

on September 18, 2018
Q: We have an employee who will be on FMLA maternity leave during upcoming paid holidays. Do we need to pay this employee for those...
Camille BradburyAsk the HR Expert — FMLA and Holiday Pay

Ask the HR Expert — Exempt Pay Rules

on September 4, 2018
Q: An exempt, salaried employee missed multiple days of work for personal reasons. Can we deduct these missed days of wages from their salary or...
Camille BradburyAsk the HR Expert — Exempt Pay Rules

Ask the HR Expert — Workforce Safety

on August 21, 2018
Q: We had a physical fight break out in our facility between customers. The owner broke up the fight. However, he doesn't want his employees...
Camille BradburyAsk the HR Expert — Workforce Safety

Ask the HR Expert — Hourly Pay Confusion

on August 8, 2018
Q: We have an employee who worked outside of normal business hours. This employee did not get permission prior to working on this day. By law,...
Camille BradburyAsk the HR Expert — Hourly Pay Confusion

Ask the HR Expert — Description of Job Duties

on July 24, 2018
Q: Does our owner have the legal right to tell our sales and service staff that they must make a certain number of calls per...
Camille BradburyAsk the HR Expert — Description of Job Duties