We had the opportunity to attend to the the Legislative Committee meeting hosted by the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce and the topic was "US Department of Labor Overtime Changes"
The Rahje Woodward Law Office presented key interesting data about the final rule:
All above simply translates for the employer into new strong obligations in favor of employees that suddenly are entitled to get paid for overtime; this situation will force employees to opt for options like
From the legal and labor prospective, employers are urged to take action by
While the laws are intrinsically issued in lieu of better work conditions (which we welcome), if left unattended could pose serious burden to employers and companies and ultimately affect any work environment negatively.
So how can iEple help businesses embrace the new laws and use them as an opportunity to reassess the company, maintain (or even improve) profitability without affecting employee engagement? Here are iEple's 3 bullets of tech support:
2. Control "Off the clock" activities:
2.1 Implement automated reports based on employee computer usage: Affordable enterprise reporting solutions can read Active Directory logs and translate them into easy to read automatic reports you can review every week; investing 2 minutes a week you could spot behaviors that could be affecting productivity or generating unnecessary overtime. Your employees will not feel like being micromanaged as reporting occurs privately.
2.2 Assessment and implementation of group policies to prevent or track employee access to company data or email after hours.
3. Centralize off the clock data access with implementation of terminal services or virtual desktop environments when remote or "off the clock" work is strictly required, it is recommendable to have mechanisms that will help employees be more efficient and accurate with their time despite not physically being under management radar. A company managed remotely accessible desktop environment can help employees perform more efficiently and employers have peace of mind company data is safe and company policies fulfilled in an effective way.
Talk to an iEple representative and discover more technologies that can help you take the reins of your business and overcome new challenges from regulations while also empowering your employees with the right tools to perform their work and enjoy what they do.
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