Do I have to pay employees during bad weather shutdowns?

Do you pay employees during an emergency closure?  When bad weather or a natural disaster occurs, a business can be forced to close down for a time.  The closure might be caused by weather conditions like snow, heavy rain, hurricane, tornado, flooding, or sleet.  The closure could also occur due to a natural disaster or other …

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Must I give an employee Sick Leave?

Is paid Sick Time mandatory? Neither federal law nor any state law requires a private employer to provide employees with sick pay.  (There are a few local exceptions- see below)  However, you may be required to provide employees unpaid time off, depending on your company's size and location.  Federal regulations require that employers with 50 or …

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What policies should be in a church employee handbook?

Fairness in ministry and employment.  A church employee handbook sets your church policies and procedures in writing.   With a well designed church employee handbook, your HR policies will be clear and consistent, you will lower the chance of minsunderstanding or frustration among staff, you will offer protection to the ministry, and you will equip your …

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What HR policies should be included in an Employee Handbook?

What HR policies are required for your company, considering its location, industry and size?  Employee policies and laws can get confusing.  Some HR policies are required (depending on your size/state/industry), but most are optional.  Here is a list of some of the more-common policies available: Some policies that are essential for almost all Employee Handbooks …

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How do I give an employee a yearly review?

Performance Reviews can be very helpful in motivating employees when done correctly.  Provide honest feedback to your staff, letting each person know their strengths and weaknesses.  There is no law requiring you to give a Yearly Review, but it make good business sense. Why do a Performance Review?  A yearly assessment of employee performance can …

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How often do I have to pay employees?

How often are you required to pay a non-exempt, hourly employee?  A business can get into trouble if they do not pay their staff as often as the law requires.  Each state has different regulations (Alabama, Montana, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina are the exceptions).  In some states, the rules even differ, depending on the …

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