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

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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 tips for top issues faced by human resource professionals. 1. I have an employee who…
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Ask the HR Expert — Can we take disciplinary action against this employee?

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Q: One of our managers was watching the cameras when he saw an employee reading. This employee closed the book when a customer approached, but then resumed reading after the interaction. Can we take disciplinary action against this employee? A: Based on the information…
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Ask the HR Expert — Does this justify termination?

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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 for free. This violates our policy, but is it enough to justify terminating his employment? We have…
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Ask the HR Expert — Requesting confidential information

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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 not legally obligated to provide the information an attorney is requesting. However, you may: Comply…
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Ask the HR Expert — FMLA and Holiday Pay

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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 holidays? A: Whether this employee is entitled to additional benefits (i.e., holiday pay) besides health insurance…
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Ask the HR Expert — Exempt Pay Rules

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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 do we pay the employee for the days they did not work? A: Generally you need…
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Ask the HR Expert — Workforce Safety

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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 to do the same thing if this happens again. How should we advise our employees to handle…
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Ask the HR Expert — Hourly Pay Confusion

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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, do we have to pay the employee for that day? A: Yes, you are required by law…
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Ask the HR Expert — Description of Job Duties

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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 week to be employed?  Can we fire someone for not following this rule? A: If…
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