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2024 Overtime Rule Changes

April 27, 2024 by Savio Human Resources

SHRM states: “The U.S. Department of Labor has increased the Fair Labor Standards Act's (FLSA's) annual salary-level threshold from $35,568 to $58,656 as of Jan. 1, 2025, for white-collar exemptions to overtime requirements. Effective July 1, 2024, the salary threshold will increase to $43,888. Employees making less than the salary-level threshold, such as hourly workers, can be eligible for overtime if they work enough hours.” * What does this mean for you? Employers need to decide if they are going to raise the salary of the exempt employees. If employers are not able or unwilling to give their employees raises withing the guidelines; then the…

December Newsletter – Savio In the Know

December 04, 2023 by Savio Human Resources

You have spent so much time and money getting that perfect candidate the offer was made and then.. Your perfect candidate has refused your offer.  Now what.  One of the first things you want to do is contact your local unemployment office and report this refusal… Savio in the Know December 2023 web versionDownload

November Newsletter: Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA)

November 14, 2023 by Savio Human Resources

Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA). This piece of legislation is designed to fill the gaps not addressed by the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, Americans with Disabilities Act and FMLA. The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act went into effect June 27, 2023. Savio in the Know November 2023Download

Defining Management Expectations

August 14, 2019 by Savio HR Solutions

Individual applies for a job based on a job description that defines work tasks and skills, individual is hired, new hire orientation occurs including a whirlwind overview of the company and a quick review of a 100 + page employee handbook.  They start work.  Several months (or in some cases years) the manager reports that the individual is not doing what the manager “expects” (examples:  attendance, cellphone usage, responding to customer calls, timeliness for meetings, helping co-workers, Internet usage, professionalism, etc.).  Occasionally, the issue has been addressed with the employee and the employee simply is unwilling to alter the behavior. …

FMLA Designation

August 14, 2019 by Savio HR Solutions

The FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) law has been in place since 1993 and the complexity has never worn off.  The act, in total, can be very complex for the employer and the employee.  Below is a brief refresher on the initial process of designation.   Employee Reports or Employer is made aware of the need for leaveEmployer should obtain the expected duration and reason for leaveDetermine if duration and reason fall within the FMLA guidelines If determined an FMLA qualified event: Employee qualification for FMLA must be madeEmployee must have  worked  1250 hours (within the last 12 months) Must have worked…

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Job Rotation/ Cross Training 

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June 10, 2024

Cross training is not a new concept for the workforce. Managers want to know that all moving pieces of the company are covered, even when the main employee is out of the office. It reduces […]

AI in The Workplace

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June 03, 2024

Artificial Intelligence is steadily becoming part of the normal workplace team. Companies are embracing AI and waking up to the capability and uses of this new team member.  Here are some ways that AI is […]

Savio In The Know June 2024

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June 03, 2024

Can staff come and speak with you freely? Do staff say that they areuncomfortable coming to you or even sitting in your office…