Ask the Expert

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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

Ask the HR Expert — FMLA Guidelines

on July 17, 2018
Q: We had an employee who went on FMLA which recently ended. We kept him employed, but on additional leave, for another month. At that time,...
Camille BradburyAsk the HR Expert — FMLA Guidelines

Ask the HR Expert — DUI and Employment

on July 5, 2018
Q: We have a salesperson who drives a company vehicle for work. He was given a DUI, but hasn't been convicted yet. He's also been issued a temporary...
Camille BradburyAsk the HR Expert — DUI and Employment

Ask the HR Expert — Active Duty Pay

on June 26, 2018
Q: Do we have to continue to pay active service members while they are completing their duty time? A: No you do not have to pay them,...
Camille BradburyAsk the HR Expert — Active Duty Pay