I frequently mention what a good idea it is to train your supervisors and managers on wage and hour rules… usually in the context of writing about a company that got in trouble and paid big penalties because of a supervisor or manager’s misguided actions.
Obviously, you say. Training is clearly a good thing, you say. But a surprising number of small businesses don’t offer formal training. Perhaps they start with good intentions, but it’s all too easy to get caught up in the press of day-to-day operations, while training falls by the wayside.
So now it’s my job to try to motivate you. Don’t just talk about the importance of training — schedule training. And not just a one-time shot, but at least annually.
But Why Would I Want To Do This?
I know, annual training seems as though it could turn into a colossal waste of time and money. Here are some very good reasons why it’s crucial: