If you are in Human Resources or upper management you have a busy month ahead of you. You are probably in the middle of Open Enrollment, you are rgetting ready for your ACA reporting in January, and now you have to get the word out to affected employees that some of them are going to be paid hourly effective December 1, 2016. Here is a little checklist to help you with that last one.
- Review all exempt salaried employees who earn less than $47,476 per year or $913 per week. Determine their new hourly rate.
- Make sure that they are set up to record time the same way the rest of your hourly employees record time. Set them up in the timeclock and get their badges ready.
- Be sure that the managers of the affected employees sit down with them to discuss what will be changing.
- Don’t assume that they know the rules they will need to follow. Spell them out in a written communication as well and have them sign an acknowledgement.
Suzanne Lucas has provided an excellent letter example for Inc. Magazine. Take a look at her example and it will help you with a tough communication.