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  • I read this somewhere: "This country was founded on the basis of freedom of religion, not freedom from religion".
  • If that sales clerk wrote out the answer in HS's link, why in the dickin's are they working at 7-11?
  • We received a call from an employee that it was too windy for him to come to work. I thought I had heard 'em all. Turns out he rode his bicycle to work and could not keep upright. Pretty neat excuse, huh?
  • Thanks for your thoughtful response. Unfortunately, I think the flood gates are opening because more employees are saying that they want Sunday off to attend church services. We can accomodate by letting them work a partial shift, but we would be sh…
  • Thanks for your reply. I agree with you. Also, the 1 1/2 hours pay is cheaper than the hassle of defending a wage claim. Life is full of mini-compromises.
  • Be sure to elaborate on why their premium contribution is now necessary. The cost of medical procedures has gone through the roof, usage has increased, and prescription drugs are now more widely prescribed and cost more. It's either increased prem…
  • We have always treated these workers as if they are not eligible. If they are unable to perform the assigned job properly due to whatever reason, we turn them back to the agency and they are replaced with no unemployment chargeback to us. Thanks f…
  • I would like to have a copy of your light duty policy. We utilize it extensively, but don't have a written policy. Thanks. [email]qsausagelm@aol.com[/email]
  • Texas labor laws are silent regarding breaks, lunches, holidays, vacation, etc. We establish our own policies regarding time off. Obviously, everyone needs time away from work to recharge.
  • Didn't M. Lee Smith issue a HR Executive Special Report a few years back on conducting internal investigations?
  • The mobile bank charges the check casher 1%.
  • Thanks for the help. We've decided (thank goodness) to make direct deposit and debit/stored value cards an optional means to be paid. Fact is, 95% of our EE's have no bank and, therefore, cash their checks at a four-wheeled, armor-plated bank park…
  • To complicate matters, the majority of these EE's do not have bank accounts. The boss wants to pay them with a stored value debit card or set up accounts in their name at the Company's lead bank.
  • I would recommend that you do not self-test. We have an occupational clinic conduct screens on-site and an independent lab performs the analyses. I send them all EE's names and they randomly select the required number of EE's for testing. This elim…
  • We did this about ten years ago. Never again. It took a lot of time explaining to our EE's that the Company's subsidies could not be paid to them instead.
  • We (the Company) pay all admin. fees to include loan processing fees.
  • Thanks all for the quick response. It sure helps to have others with which to discuss HR matters. You've added confirmation to my initial thought. If the EE was ready to resign and committed it to paper, they will eventually do it again. Let the…
  • Hi, We're in Texas as well. We tell our employees who are in a common law relationship to go to the county courthouse and pay something like $25.00 for a common law certificate. This satisfies our insurance carrier and we don't have to explain …
  • [font size="1" color="#FF0000"]LAST EDITED ON 06-04-03 AT 02:04PM (CST)[/font][p][font size="1" color="#FF0000"]LAST EDITED ON 06-04-03 AT 02:00 PM (CST)[/font] Google.com works great. Type "skelly case", try first selection that pops up. Californ…
  • I assume that the participant is still currently working for you. If the plan is subject to ERISA, which most are, spousal consent is required for any non-annuity payment, ie. loans, withdrawals, or surrenders. Our plan also requires that all loan…
  • We were able to arrange it with our test facility to conduct randoms on site. They come to us and those selected for those tests are already here and tested immediately.
  • You ask a question I'd also like to know the answer to. Why does a permanent resident card have an expiration date and what happens when that date comes around?