In our last issue we began an analysis of the legal pitfalls managers can face when dealing with problems created by employees' use, and misuse, of social media like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. We also offered some practical advice.
Space prevented including all the advice we would have liked, so we'll pick up in this issue right where we left off.
Hourly and biweekly rates of pay for most Federal civilian employees are computed as required by 5 U.S.C. 5504(b).
- Hourly rates of basic pay are computed by dividing an employee's annual rate of basic pay by 2,087 hours. Rates must be rounded to the nearest cent, counting one-half cent and over as the next higher cent (e.g., round $18.845 to $18.85).
The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) recently concluded that an employee who made concerted complaints about compensation did not lose the protection of the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”) despite the fact that the employee dropped “f-bombs” in the face of the owner of the company.
Businesses lose employees all the time, but if another firm has ever targeted or hired your employees then you have suffered from employee poaching or “employee raiding.”