Fix Overtime in No Time!
New overtime regulations proposed by the Department of Labor are putting retailers in a tough spot. How can businesses manage labor costs, comply with regulations, and keep costs down?
In a recent Reflexis Blog we covered the impact of the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act and the Obama Administration’s new overtime proposal. The implications of these new regulations will create a significant burden on businesses.
One unfortunate impact will be the loss of Retail’s next generation of leadership. The new proposal would inhibit the growth of managers by making it difficult for them to remain exempt employees while trying to lend a hand and responding to emergencies during the day.
A recent WSJ article articulated another consideration retailers must take into account– how to make sure that they comply with the new overtime regulation. Retailers need to be able to track the time their employees are working so that employees do not slip into overtime status. They need solutions that can prevent associates from clocking-in early or clocking-out late.
With Reflexis solutions retailers can solve these problems. Employees will be prohibited from clocking-in before their shift and store managers are sent alerts when associates are about to breach overtime thresholds. Store managers can then reach out to the employee in question and urge them to clock-out before they reach overtime status. Many of our customers are already solving these issues using our software including:
- Dollar General
- McDonald’s UK
- The Home Depot Mexico
These and other retailers that are using Reflexis Time and Attendance solutions include companies in the convenience store, specialty, apparel, hospitality, and department store categories. As regulation and external variables increase the difficulty of running a retail operation, retailers need to lean on technology to solve their problems in an efficient and effective manner. Reflexis can put the tools for success into the hands of your store managers and associates to increase sales, execute perfectly, deliver the best possible customer service, all while controlling costs and dealing with regulatory changes.