Originally Posted by brokencycle
How do you actually track it? As a salaried employee, I have never been asked how many hours I work. If I work 20 or 80,no one officially knows. So why not just say something like "you can't go over 40 hours." If they do, and they complain to the Department of Labor, you could say, "they were ordered not to go over 40 hours, and we were unaware of them actually ever doing so."
Not sure if you're aware of what's happened. They took the minimum salary for an exempt employee from 23k to 47k. When you're an honest, true blue manager of staff you get calls at home (call offs), probably work more than 40 some weeks, 40 or less than others. Then there's other positions, like community outreach, where you might go from your house on a Saturday to a health fair event or something like that.
Make them hourly and they'll have to use the punch clock first of all they have to use the punch clock. That means the last person I talked about drives to work, or his/her time, then drives to the event, then back to punch out. Not going to allow the regular happening of a supervisor just editing in time as you know Wage and Hour is going to be looking at this. The managers with staff necessarily get calls at home sometimes (staff call offs) and now I'm going to have to pay them on call or something.
This is just like hedge fund CI being the fact of capital gains taxation. Yeah, there's some folks getting paid 24k a year and they work 50+ hours a week. Not a one of those remotely work for me like that but we have to deal with this all. Labour creep, in a service industry and that's really what healthcare is, will eat your P&L faster than you can believe.