Repliconians are not only 100% committed to remaining the leader in
cloud-based time tracking, but we also strive to give back to our communities and to make the world a better place. We recognize that a talented group of like-minded people is somewhat obligated to make a difference for those less fortunate than we are.
Last month, 11 Repliconians participated in
AIDS Walk San Francisco. This annual event has raised $82 million to fight HIV/AIDS since its inception in 1987. Our intrepid team headed (by train, taxi, car, or carpool) to San Francisco ― braving the iconic foggy skies and typical hilly streets ― and some drove around for what seemed like forever trying to find parking (Bay Area residents can relate!).
Not complying with overtime provisions of the U.S. Department of Labor’s “Fair Labor Standards Act” (FLSA) can lead to hefty payouts of back wages and penalties, not to mention the headache of collective action lawsuits and expensive settlements. Willful violators may also be fined and prosecuted criminally, and a second conviction may result in (gulp!) imprisonment.
Need proof of the pain we’re talking about? Here are real-life examples of what companies have had to shell out:
We’re excited to share the news that Replicon has been named
finalist for a Golden Bridge Award! The coveted annual Golden Bridge Awards program, with active participation from a broad spectrum of industry voices, is a tribute to the world’s best in organizational performance, products and services, innovations, executives and management teams, women in business and the professions.
In this series, we take a look at ways in which organizations, managers, and individuals can improve productivity and get better results by managing time better.
Organizations of all sizes constantly strive to be more efficient and productive. Over the years, automation and computerization have brought in significant improvements in efficiency and productivity to workplaces, and more work now gets done in less time, by fewer people. There is a thriving industry that caters to providing information, tips, and software applications that help busy people get things done and generally improve productivity in both individuals and organizations.
According to industry analyst Barry Wilderman, some business goals are, and will always remain, old school―and delighting the customer is chief among them. One way to do this is to proactively optimize the modern workforce to ensure that excellent customer support and a superior customer experience are a given.
Today it is therefore more important than ever for organizations to manage their workforce effectively, gain the needed visibility to ensure that customer and administrative tasks are completed quickly and cost effectively, and to rely on technology to help bridge this gap.
Let’s start by stating the obvious: you need to be recording the work time of your non-exempt employees. That’s nothing you didn’t know, right? But were you aware that the U.S. Department of Labor estimates that 7 in 10 companies are not compliant with wage & hour laws? That’s definitely not a statistic you want to be part of!
According to compliance expert and labor law attorney, Brian Dixon, of the labor law firm Littler Mendelson, U.S. federal labor regulations dictate that tracking non-exempt employee time is a basic, non-delegable responsibility for employers. And while it may sound like a simple enough process, if not done correctly things can get very complicated, very quickly.
World Cup 2014, the world’s biggest sporting event, started in Brazil on June 12 and will be watched by over 800 million viewers every day on television until the grand finale on July 13. Since the matches are usually held during the day, employees in companies located in the Americas and Western Europe will find that their work hours may overlap with crucial games involving their favorite teams, while millions across Asia and Australia will get to view matches late in the evening, or at night.
However, “World Cup flu” is one thing that many companies won’t be able to avoid. Inevitably, many employers will have to deal with
employees’ time-off requests and absences, with the attendant productivity loss. What can they do about it, and how?
Hyson Products, part of the Barnes Group, is based in Brecksville, Ohio, and manufactures precision springs, stampings, and custom metal products for aerospace and industrial applications.
Before Replicon—manual procedures wasted time and effort
Before Hyson started using Replicon, the HR department had to collect paper timesheets submitted by nearly 100 employees, manually transcribe all the data into a spreadsheet, and then run each timesheet through a scanner. The spreadsheet and scanned timesheets had to be emailed to the financial accounting team, which used the data to process the firm’s payroll. This manual process took up to 16 hours each week, and created errors and recurring administrative snafus.
Atlas Pipeline Partners, LP, is a prominent player in the gathering and processing segments of the midstream natural gas industry. Headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the company has about 425 employees in decentralized field locations in Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas.
For many people, summer means taking a holiday and enjoying ice cream at the beach with their toes dipped in the sand. For many companies, summertime is the season for hiring interns.
If your organization is considering bringing in student interns, you’ve likely pondered whether they should be paid. After all, many would be thrilled to have the opportunity to get some real-life professional experience under their belt, and would readily agree to participate in an unpaid internship. But is that really up to them…or you?
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