Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Astronology - The Fearful FLSA Audit

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Volume XI

Issue 25

February  22, 2011

Dear Andrew,

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Fact or Fiction

Unnecessary meetings result in a loss of billions for US organizations each year.




According to workplace research, unnecessary meetings cost U.S. organizations $37 billion a year.


Do you have effective practices for ensuring your meetings are efficient and effective?  Please share them with us, and we may feature you in an upcoming issue of Astronology!



Readers Write

In response to our last issue's Fact or Fiction, loyal reader Rich Virgilio shared his tips for ensuring a good night's sleep:


One of the better ones I use is to remember the spectacular drive on Maui from Lahaina to Kahalui along the saddle road, and seeing nothing but mountains and green sugar cane.  Relaxing, and sleep comes within 60 seconds.


Sounds like we need a site visit, especially after this winter!  Thank you for sharing with us, Rich, and for reading Astronology.



The Fearful FLSA Audit

Wal-Mart couldn't avoid it. In 2003, there was more than $200 million paid to individuals as a result of it. It's one of human resources' biggest nightmares.


What is it?


Undergoing a Department of Labor audit.


In this issue of Astronology, we take a look at the fearful Department of Labor audit, and the steps you can take in order to avoid one....more


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ISSN Number 1549-0467

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