With the recent ruling from California’s Supreme Court, employers can no longer require employees to be available or on-call during rest periods and breaks. The case brought to the California Supreme Court was in respect to ABM Security Services Inc.’s policy which required their team of security guards to have their communication devices, such as radios and pagers, turned on and respond to the needs of clients if necessary during… Read More »California Security Guard Services Need To Re-Examine Rest-Break Policies and Practices
For many retail stores, restaurants, shops, and other consumer-centric businesses the holiday season means an increase in customers frequenting stores, increases in purchases, and hence forth the need to increase or augment staff to deal with the influx of business. Holiday shopping, celebrations, and other events usually draw out larger numbers of customers. Business owners, managers, and directors know that in order to meet the spike in demand they need… Read More »Questions Employers Seek Answers to When Hiring Seasonal Employees
Many companies and organizations were planning for changes or had already begun to make changes to their workforce management systems and accounts to comply with the Obama Administration’s overtime pay rule, which was supposed to go into effect on December 1st. Now companies are left to either hurry and revert all the work they’ve already completed, or accept the changes they already made to their workforce infrastructure, and continue as… Read More »Do You Need to Make Changes To Your Company Overtime Structure?
The United States has seen a number of movements to improve the lives of workers in the past few years. From the Fight for $15, to the passing of the Secure Scheduling Act and A Fair Day’s Pay Act, it is evident that workers and employees are continuing to push for higher wages, and better work environments. While not all cities and states are jumping to a $15 minimum wage,… Read More »Arizona, Colorado, Maine, and Washington Voted YES to Increase Their Minimum Wages
Difficulties of Manufacturing, Factory, and Production Employee Scheduling Managing employee scheduling in manufacturing facilities encompasses many aspects and obstacles. Perhaps you have employees working in raw materials, inventory management, production, shipping, and more. Each of these areas requires their own unique schedules including different shifts, number of employees needed to perform tasks, and task assignment. Possibly you even have multiple locations in which to manage these different employee segments and… Read More »Streamline Manufacturing Employee Scheduling with Snap Schedule
If you are an owner, officer, director, managing agent or other person acting on behalf of an employer in California you should be proactive in complying with the labor code. Provisions in the “A Fair Day’s Pay Act” included changes that can directly affect these positions. Specifically, section 558.1 touches upon expansion of liability for wage and hour violations. This section details, “any employer or other person acting on behalf… Read More »Could You Be Held Liable for Wage and Hour Violations?
The US is ripe for new legislation in regard to predictable employee scheduling, and similar scheduling regulations. Recently, Seattle’s city council passed the “secure scheduling” law , and other areas in the U.S. such as Oregon, New York, North Carolina, and Connecticut are considering legislation in regard to employee management. Seattle is following San Francisco’s lead, which recently passed what has been referred to as the Formula Retail Workers Bill… Read More »Ensure Advance Notice of Work Schedules with Snap Schedule 365
The “secure scheduling” law up for vote in Seattle, if passed, will impact retail and quick-serve food and drink businesses that employ at least 500 employees and 40 or more locations. So what will this mean for schedulers who plan, set, and distribute schedules to employees? Some of the main regulations that have been reported to be included in the Seattle “secure scheduling” law involve: Keeping records for three years… Read More »What will it mean for employers if the Seattle “Secure scheduling” law is passed?
The case of whether McDonald’s is considered a joint-employer alongside its franchisees has been brewing and building for the past few years. McDonald’s finally headed to trial in March 2016, and is arguing against the National Labor Relations Board judgments. There has been much speculation around this case including what the long-term affects on the franchise business model will be, how employees will be managed, and how liability will be… Read More »Joint Employer Status, Franchise Business Model, and Employee Management
One of the headaches any operations manager faces is dealing with last minute schedule changes. There are a number of reasons for those changes. The most common is when someone calls off at the last minute. You find yourself scrambling to get a replacement out to the site. All too often the only criteria are that it be a warm, living body who will agree to go right out. That… Read More »Handling Last Minute Schedule Changes