Category Archives: Employee Handbook

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day, which is observed on the last Monday of May, commemorates the men and women who died while in the military service.  In observance of the holiday, many people visit cemeteries and memorials, and volunteers often place American flags on each grave site at national cemeteries.  A national moment of remembrance takes place at…

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Court Blocks Overtime Rule

Texas Judge Blocks Overtime Rule On November 22, 2016, U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant, blocked an Obama administration rule that would have extpanded the mandatory overtime pay rules. The judge agreed with the plaintiffs that the rule is unlawful, and granted their motion for a temporary injunction. The rule will not take effect Dec. 1,…

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ACA & Employers

The Affordable Care Act How the Size of Your Workforce Affects Your Responsibilities Two parts of the Affordable Care Act apply only to applicable large employers. These are the employer shared responsibility provisions and the employer information reporting provisions for offers of minimum essential coverage.   Whether an employer is an ALE is determined…

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Employer’s Guide to the FMLA

Family and Medical Leave Act Employer Guide Since its enactment in 1993, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) has been used more than 100 million times to help workers balance the demands of the workplace with the needs of their families and their own health! While enjoyed by workers, the FMLA, and its many…

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Beat The Heat with the FEMA App

Download the Free FEMA App It’s hot across the U.S. and folks are out traveling for summer break. Download the FEMA app for free on the App Store and Google Play to stay cool and know ahead of time when extreme heat and other severe weather is on the way. Add up to five locations to include…

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FMLA Guide for Employers

What Employers Need to Know About the Family and Medical Leave Act The DOL has created a new comprehensive, plain-language resource for FMLA administration. The Employer’s Guide to the Family and Medical Leave Act has been designed especially for employers, managers, human resources specialists and professional leave administrators. The chapters walk readers step-by-step through the…

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ACA Nondiscrimination Rule Finalized

  // // HHS finalizes rule to improve health equity under the Affordable Care Act On May 13, 2016, the HHS Office for Civil Rights issued the final rule implementing of Section 1557. The Final Rule prohibits discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability; enhances language assistance for individuals with limited…

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DOL Releases New Overtime Rule

Final Rule Defines the Exemptions for Executive, Administrative, Professional, Outside Sales and Computer Employees under the FLSA On May 18, 2016, President Obama and Secretary Perez announced the publication of the Department of Labor’s final rule updating the overtime regulations, which will automatically extend overtime pay protections to over 4 million workers within the first…

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DOL Issues Guidance on Joint Employment

U.S. DOL Issues Guidance on Joint Employment under the FLSA and MSPA By Alison B. Crane, Esq. and Neil H. Dishman, Esq. On January 20, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) issued an Administrator’s Interpretation (AI) on joint employment under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Migrant Seasonal Agricultural…

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The Zika Virus: FAQs

The Zika Virus: Frequently Asked Questions for Employers By Thomas Benjamin Huggett The Zika virus is receiving significant press coverage, including reports that it may cause birth defects if pregnant women are exposed. Employers may wonder if they have obligations to protect or accommodate employees under state and federal law, including the Occupational Safety and…

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