ORLANDO, Fla.--(Empower Software Solutions, a leading provider of workforce and human resources (HR) solutions, has announced the availability of a new white paper, “No One is Exempt: The Role Time and Attendance Solutions Can Play to Reduce Risks of Potential Wage and Hour Violations.” The paper focuses on common wage and hour violations and how the functionality and reporting in time & attendance solutions can help reduce wage and hour risks.)--
“Our clients continue to look to us to help develop strategies and tools that make them more compliant to thousands of rules and regulations. Wage and hour litigation is a real concern for many companies and we hope this paper provides valuable insights.”
Wage and hour litigation continues to be on the rise. At issue are a complicated set of rules and regulations governing proper overtime compensation based on role, job function, industry, state and other factors. Given traditionally high settlements for wage and hour collective actions and the negative impact on employee morale, companies typically want to avoid any risk of violations. Automation of time tracking data can help expose and reduce risks.
In particular, automated time and attendance solutions can help keep accurate and accessible records on your employees in four ways:
- Automated time reports help eliminate the need for manual reports, which are more prone to error and misinterpretation.
- Embedded rules and regulations in time and attendance solutions can help ensure compliance.
- Automated time tracking results in a clearer interpretation of company policies.
- Reporting features in time and attendance solutions provide an audit trail for potential disputes.
Integrating a payroll solution with a time and attendance solution is also advised. The communication between the two systems can act as an extra step to help ensure wage and hour information is tracked, “keying” errors are avoided and payroll policies are also followed.
“In the competition for today’s talent, no organization wants to be perceived as paying their employees unfairly,” says Jim Hoefflin, CEO of Empower Software. “Our clients continue to look to us to help develop strategies and tools that make them more compliant to thousands of rules and regulations. Wage and hour litigation is a real concern for many companies and we hope this paper provides valuable insights.”
The “No One is Exempt” white paper can be downloaded at www.empowersoftware.com/news-resources/white-papers .
About Empower Software Solutions
Empower Software Solutions provides innovative human resources solutions for thousands of organizations, from small businesses to Fortune 500® companies – including several of the largest U.S. retailers. Empower Software’s integrated human resources suite features HR/payroll, tax filing and compliance outsourcing, workforce management, talent management, and time and attendance solutions. Whether cloud-based or on-premise, via laptop or mobile device, Empower Software believes in providing flexible solutions and superior technology to help businesses efficiently and effectively manage the employee lifecycle and enhance company performance. For more information about Empower Software Solutions, visit www.empowersoftware.com.
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