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Must Employee Notify Employer of DUI?

QUESTION If one of our employees gets a DUI, do they have to notify us? ANSWER It depends. EXPLANATION There are at least four factors affecting whether the employee would have to come forward and tell you about the DUI? Your HR policies: What, if anything, do your current policies say about whether employees must notify you of their DUIs? Conviction or arrest? If the employee was arrested but not convicted, he/she may be able to prove innocence (or may have already done so if the charges were dropped or the employee was acquitted). A conviction, on the other hand, would more likely affect job performance and thus require disclosure. Impact on job performance: Notification is required if the DUI has an actual or potential impact on job performance, such… . . . read more.

TECHNOLOGY

8 work-saving email tips for busy office managers

Communicating via email saves time. Yes or no?
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by your inbox, your answer is likely to be no.
The sheer volume makes it difficult to manage email which, despite the proliferation of other technologies such as social media and text messaging, continues to invade your electronic workspace daily.
Today’s office worker sends or receives an average of 120 emails per day, according to the Radicati Group, a market research firm. And, as anyone who has ever…

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READER TIPS

PTO gives unquestioned days off plus a bank for catastrophes

The standard days-off policy has two downfalls, says the office manager of a six-physician, 16-staff office in North Carolina. One is that it isn’t fair, because some people abuse the sick leave and turn it into extra vacation days. The other is that keeping track of how long each person has been out and for what is a nightmare. So the office manager moved to a paid-time-off policy that gives staff a certain number of hours to use however they want. It also allows them to build up time in a catastrophic bank.
For the first five years of employment, staff get 160 hours per year, or 20 days of sick and vacation time. After five years, they can add eight hours per year up to a…

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