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HR Compliance: 3 Wage and Hour Topics on Federal Agenda

Posted by David Peasall, VP, Benefits and Human Resources on Nov 13, 2018 1:30:00 PM

The federal government recently issued its fall Unified Regulatory Agenda, and there are several wage and hour topics on the list. For employers who’ve struggled with Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) compliance, these proposed employment laws are expected to be a breath of fresh air.

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Topics: Human Resources

HR Compliance: Employer Obligations on Election Day

Posted by David Peasall, VP, Benefits and Human Resources on Nov 2, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Know the Voting Leave Laws in Your State

Election Day is just a few days away and predictions indicate high voter turnout on November 6. Employers should prepare for an increase in the number of employees requesting time off to cast their ballots, and know their applicable state and local voting leave laws. Although some states don’t impose any requirements on employers, voting leave and notice requirements are legally required in some states with the possibility of criminal or civil penalties for non-compliance.

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Topics: Human Resources

The Benefits of HR Outsourcing: Help Managing Employee Leaves of Absence

Posted by Christine Batten, PHR on Oct 18, 2018 11:00:00 AM

The labor and employment legal landscape has changed drastically over the past decade, and employers are encountering more compliance issues than ever. Beyond federal regulations, state and local rules are also changing, and it's more than some employers can manage on their own.

Laws regarding hiring, medical marijuana, wage deductions and paid sick leave are just a few that often stump employers. In fact, mandatory leave laws in general are some of the top reasons employers consider human resources outsourcing services.

Leave laws come into play when an employee asks for medical, family, pregnancy-related, military or various other types of leave. The federal Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), for example, applies to private employers with 50 or more employees and provides up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave during a 12-month period.

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Topics: Human Resources

Voluntary Benefits Now Considered Essential

Posted by David Peasall, VP, Benefits and Human Resources on Aug 16, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Many employers offer voluntary benefits to supplement their core benefit plans. Supplemental insurance plans appeal to the changing and diverse workforce that has come to expect a comprehensive employee benefits package. To stand out in a competitive job market, employers are offering more choice and flexibility than ever before. Employees are responding by personalizing benefit programs to fit their needs.

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Topics: Human Resources

Storm Preparedness Tips for Business Owners and Employees

Posted by Christine Batten, PHR on May 31, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Hurricane season is upon us, and Floridians have already encountered the first named storm of the season. NOAA’s National Hurricane Center predicts 10 to 16 named storms, of which five to nine may become hurricanes—including one to four major hurricanes. An average hurricane season sees about six hurricanes, with three becoming major. Business owners have much to consider when it comes to storm preparedness: protecting the company and it’s employees.

Click here to view FEMA’s Hurricane Ready Business Toolkit.

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Topics: Human Resources

The Importance of a Comprehensive Employee Onboarding Process

Posted by Christine Batten, PHR on Apr 17, 2018 9:00:00 AM

When it comes to the onboarding process, some employers think onboarding means the same thing as orientation, but it’s really much more than that. The onboarding process is an opportunity to make an impression on a new hire and is often the moment that a new employee decides whether he or she is going to remain engaged with, or even keep working for the company.

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Topics: Human Resources

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