Applying the rules to real-world situations can be difficult in some cases. Circumstances are constantly changing, but the rules must remain the same. As such, compliance is about finding a balance between these two aspects. Compliance is complex enough on its own for the reasons mentioned above. However, if the rules themselves aren’t comprehensive enough or the people asking others to follow them aren’t taking them seriously, things can get out of control. I had exactly the same experience with /bolshe-viks-vaporub. He was forced to resort to malicious compliance measures to prove his case and obtain legally mandated benefits.
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A new government law changes the situation to the benefit of the employees. But this man had to go the extra mile to get his profit.
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When he informed them, the HR people looked at the man like he had two heads and refused to adjust his entitlement to paid leave based on hours worked.
All employees of the company where the man worked were asked to record their working hours
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He found that the amount of paid time off was the same regardless of the hours he marked
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When the extra 120 hours were added to his account, he said:
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HR ignored the request until the man informed him that he would escalate it to the labor board.He received a panic call “within about five minutes”
The issue, discussed on Reddit, began with a publicly traded company that Reddit was working to be traded to a Pentagon contracting firm. In other words, it is a company that has a direct contract with the US Department of Defense. As a result, certain rules had to be implemented in accordance with US Department of Defense regulations. One of these rules is that employees of such companies are obligated to bill their time to a specific project code.
The Redditor said that the HR department responsible for compliance at the company records the hours worked by all employees in the company, not just those working on these specific projects (around 50 out of 1000+). Claims to have determined that there is a need.
However, this seemingly redundant requirement became a significant problem for some employees once the new law came into force. Since then, for every 40 hours worked, the employer had to give the employee one hour of his sick leave. The man explains that he finally started recording his actual working hours once the new rules were put in place. However, he found that the amount of paid time off remained the same regardless of the hours he marked.
Seeing no change, he contacted HR and the answer he got was that he was an office worker. The HR person claimed that because he was a salaried employee, he was paid for 40 hours regardless of the number of hours he actually worked, which was the correct explanation. But aside from the point.
Redditor accounts were given 120 extra hours because of their jobs, which require employees to travel frequently. However, no additional paid vacation was added to his account. He explains: “
This man’s hard work paid off when he finally received the full amount of the PTO and was paid a little extra on top of that.Meanwhile, his colleague
After multiple attempts by the Redditor to resolve the issue with HR, HR promised to contact the company’s lawyers to provide a solution, but never did.
Finally, the man got impatient and wrote an email to HR informing him that if he did not get the required compensation for the PTO he won, he would escalate the matter to the Labor Board. This time, the response was quick, and I received a “panic phone call in about five minutes.”
On the flip side, HR still tried to argue how to get out of PTO payments for their employees. However, the Redditor explained that she has raised the issue with the company’s general counsel and expects the full amount of her PTO outstanding to be paid. Otherwise, he was ready to report to the Department of Labor and Industry.
Finally everything was settled with the full amount of the PTO being paid to the Redditor. His colleague, on the other hand, didn’t stop there, reporting the company to the labor commission and causing controversy in the personnel department.
PTO can only be considered beneficial to employees. However, it is not.As listed by S. DorbellMost importantly, employers should be concerned with psychological health if they want to maintain good results over the long term. Employees who take time off are less stressed, happier and more productive. Additionally, this benefit allows you to attract and retain quality staff. Not to mention that the cost of onboarding new employees is prohibitive in most industries.