|June 16, 2019 | www.fisherphillips.com|
There is honor and dignity in work. Successful dealerships understand this axiom and build workplaces where their employees are respected. As a result, they experience lower employee turnover, less employment-related litigation, and fewer problems caused by meddling unions. Their employees are also happier and more productive. This article outlines 10 tips for building a respectful workplace and reaping these benefits.
You may recall several years ago when the United States Department of Labor (USDOL) issued revised regulations concerning the “white collar” exemptions to minimum wage and overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) that were slated to go into effect on December 1, 2016. Among other things, those revisions significantly would have increased the minimum salary requirement for employees who qualify for the “executive,” “administrative,” or “professional” exemptions, from $455 per week (which annualizes to $23,660) to $913 per week (which annualizes to $47,476 per year).
For all employers, dealerships included, complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) can seemingly be one of the most challenging tasks for management and human resources. Not only does it seem like there is a long list of complex rules and standards to keep in mind, the penalties for screwing up can be daunting: a discrimination claim, a government investigation, or an attorney demand letter seeking hundreds of thousands of dollars can land on your lap if you don’t handle things the right way.