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Compliance in Action

Mastering Operational Workforce Scheduling

See how modern scheduling practices can bring greater efficiency and improved workforce experience with our on-demand webinar, Compliance in Action: Mastering Operational Workforce Scheduling.   

Led by experts from WorkForce Software, Paul Kramer, Director of Compliance, and Bryan Thumme, Solution Consultant, this session provided practical ways to improve staff satisfaction, operational productivity, and engagement by mastering the art of workforce scheduling. Our experts guided attendees through proven strategies that adhere to regulations at all levels—federal, state, local, and union—helping you better manage compliance and labor spend.   

Key Takeaways:   

  • Aligning Scheduling with Company Goals:   
    • Increase employee fairness and satisfaction  
    • Reduce overtime and overall labor expenses  
    • Make sure the right person is scheduled for the right job at the right time to maximize employee effectiveness.  
  • Productivity and Compliance:   
    • Allow for proper rest between shifts for employees  
    • Increase overall productivity  
    • Manage employee availability and facilitate shift trading  
  • Engaging Employees in the Scheduling Process:   
    • Foster employee engagement by involving them in the scheduling process  
    • Offer overtime selectively based on employee preferences  
  • Navigating Labor Laws:   
    • Comply with federal, state, and local labor laws  
    • Match up certifications, training, and skills with job requirements  
    • Manage employee compliance with absence, overtime, and rest break regulations  
  • Union Rules and Fairness:   
    • Schedule in accordance with union rules and seniority  
    • Optimize overtime allocation based on balances  
    • Implement fair rotation across shifts  
  • Importance of Fair Scheduling and Regional Nuances:   
    • Understand the critical importance of fair scheduling for employers  
    • Explore variations in fair scheduling laws across regions such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, and Ontario  

Watch the on-demand webinar to gain practical approaches to transform how you schedule and manage your workforce for improved employee experience and operations.    

Featured Speakers:
Paul Kramer

Paul Kramer

Director of Compliance | WorkForce Software

Paul Kramer, JD, is an experienced employment law attorney and has been the Director of Compliance at WorkForce Software for over ten years. As Director of Compliance, he researches and stays abreast of employment laws in the United States, Canada, and elsewhere in the world. Before joining WorkForce Software, Paul was in private practice, representing employers in employment law issues for almost two decades and representing companies of all sizes in many industries.

Bryan Thumme

Bryan Thumme

Solution Consultant | WorkForce Software

Bryan boasts a six-year tenure in the workforce management field with WorkForce Software, where he has been involved in both implementation projects and presales endeavors. He finds fulfillment in engaging with both existing and potential customers, striving to understand and resolve their intricate workforce management needs—he bears particular expertise in time, scheduling, and leave management related matters. Bryan earned his B.S. in chemical engineering and an M.S. in engineering management, proudly representing Western Michigan University as a Bronco alum.

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