State Paid Sick Leave Laws: Your Comprehensive Guide

Sickness is part of the human condition, and various illnesses can impact people differently. We’ve all worked with people who have come to work sick (and maybe even been that person in the workplace) but doing so can increase the risk of spreading illness among coworkers. Additionally, sick employees tend to be less productive. A…

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Minnesota Sick and Safe Time Law

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A new sick and safe time law will go into effect on January 1, 2024, impacting Minnesota employers. The Minnesota sick and safe time law requires employers to provide paid leave to eligible employees who work in the state. To qualify for paid leave, employees must work at least 80 hours in a year for…

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Say Goodbye to PTO Tracker Spreadsheets with the Right Tools

How does your company track and manage paid time off (PTO)? How does that method work for you? If your answer involves spreadsheets, this article is for you. When spreadsheets became available, they certainly offered advantages over hand calculation, offering a nifty way to store data and automate calculations. However, in today’s world, they’re no…

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Absence Management: Solving Absenteeism and Promoting Balance

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Updated September 12, 2023 When employees aren’t at work, it can create a significant disruption among the entire workforce. This is especially true when multiple team members are absent at the same time. Since absenteeism can wreak havoc on the company culture and overall morale, it’s vital to plan for absences and manage them appropriately.…

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Leave of Absence Policy: What It Is and How to Write One

Managing leaves of absence is nearly impossible without an effective policy in place. Explore our guide to what a leave of absence policy should include and how to write or modify one to accommodate the needs of your workforce. What is a Leave of Absence? A leave of absence is a temporary period in which…

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Mobile Time Clock: The What and Why of Mobile Time Tracking

For many people, the workplace is more than one physical location. Your organization might have employees who work from home or handle their tasks from multiple locations while on the go. Old-school tracking methods are making way more effective mobile time tracking apps. Mobile time tracking is essential when your workforce isn’t working from a…

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Don’t Let Absenteeism Hurt Your Business — Use Workforce Management For Attendance Policies

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Updated June 6, 2023 Dealing with employees who are frequently absent is a challenge for supervisors and business owners. Without employees available to handle everyday tasks, managers are left scrambling to fill shifts and take care of customers. Explore how absenteeism can harm your organization’s growth and success, plus the effects of workforce management attendance…

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Your Guide to Small Business Time Clocks

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Tracking employee time is a vital aspect of running a business. But it’s something that many business owners and managers struggle with, as it can be challenging and time-consuming to do it accurately. With the right time clock in place, you can simplify time and labor management while ensuring accuracy and compliance with labor regulations.…

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Predictive Scheduling: What You Need to Know

10 Secure Scheduling Rules Employers should know

Updated April 11, 2023 A predictive scheduling law may be coming soon to your state (if it hasn’t already). Is your employee scheduling compliant? In this post, we discuss 10 practices contained in these “fair workweek,” “stable scheduling” and “fair scheduling” laws. Of course, predictable employee work scheduling affects more than compliance – it is…

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