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Arizona, Colorado, Maine, and Washington Voted YES to Increase Their Minimum Wages

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

Streamline Manufacturing Employee Scheduling with Snap Schedule

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

Could You Be Held Liable for Wage and Hour Violations?

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?

Ensure Advance Notice of Work Schedules with Snap Schedule 365

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

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Can More Strict Employee Scheduling Laws Be In Your Business’ Future?

Seattle’s proposed “secure scheduling” law is at the forefront of the worker’s rights movement attempting to gain more stable and predictable work schedules for retail and food-service workers. The “secure scheduling” law is among the first of its kind in the United States of America. The Seattle City Council committee held their meeting Monday, September 19 to vote on this new law. The council has voted in favor of the… Read More »Can More Strict Employee Scheduling Laws Be In Your Business’ Future?

What will it mean for employers if the Seattle “Secure scheduling” law is passed?

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?

Joint Employer Status, Franchise Business Model, and Employee Management

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

About Pre-Designed Schedule Plans

Suppose you were asked to come up with a shift schedule for your business. You have studied your business needs, workload, labor rules, health and safety requirements, and are aware of your employees’ desires and preferences. Ready to tackle the task, you begin to sketch out different shift patterns, draw the X’s and O’s to represent working and non-working days, and juggle the number of employees and shifts to get… Read More »About Pre-Designed Schedule Plans

Test Drive Snap Schedule Premium

Welcome to your test drive of Snap Schedule Premium. In the next few minutes, I’ll show you how to install the software, set up your free trial, and start exploring. If you haven’t already done so, please go to www.SnapSchedule.com, and click on “Test Drive.” On the sign up form, enter your contact details, choose a “company code” (that is, a name to identify your company), select a username and… Read More »Test Drive Snap Schedule Premium

Maintaining Complete Employee Data

You can use Snap Schedule Premium Employee Scheduling Software to maintain complete information about your employees. If you already maintain employee data elsewhere, you can go to the File section, and import this data from Intuit Quickbooks or MS Excel. If not, just go to the Manage section to define all sorts of Employee Data, including your individual Employees, the Positions they fill, their Skills and certifications, and more. “Positions”… Read More »Maintaining Complete Employee Data