Wage and Hour Investigations, Distracted Driving, and more

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The OperationsInc Navigator
August 14, 2015
Navigating Wage & Hour Investigations

Businesses paid more than $400M last year to settle wage and hour lawsuits, and these investigations by the Department of Labor and other government agencies are on the rise. JD Supra provides four tips for navigating wage and hour investigations, including advising that businesses cooperate with investigators and refrain from manipulating records in any way.

Employer Responsibility and Distracted Driving Among Employees

Businesses who do not have policies in place prohibiting distracted driving are putting more than just their employees at risk. Industrial Safety & Hygiene News sat down with OperationsInc CEO David Lewis to discuss why this type of policy needs to be present in all employee handbooks and why employers need to communicate the importance of refraining from distracted driving to limit their own liability.

  

Jobless Claims Reach 15 Year Low

Jobless claims have reached a 15 year monthly average low according to the Department of Labor. ABC News reports that though applications for jobless benefits ticked up slightly last week, the four week average suggests few layoffs and an increased employer confidence in the US economy.

Simple Ways to Improve Company Culture

According to Business News Daily there are a few simple steps employers can take to increase job satisfaction among employees, and in turn positively impact the firm’s bottom line. Small changes like updating wall colors around the office, providing “work-free” lunch spaces, and offering employees a bit of flexibility are all endorsed by Business News Daily as ways to improve company culture, and create a positive working environment for employees.

  

HR Best Practices Tip: Training Your Managers

Employer Access to Social Media Accounts

A recent survey indicates that employer monitoring of both applicant and employee social media accounts is on the rise. Reports say that more than 43 percent of hiring managers and human resources professionals research candidates on social media sites, and employers are also utilizing employee social media accounts for workplace investigations and even for their own marketing efforts. questions as our readers.
 
Read more to learn about best practices regarding applicant and employee social media monitoring, as well as areas where employers should tread lightly and be conscious of before dabbling in social media sites. 


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