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Heard on the Hotline: Pay Cards

Q. Can we require employees to use direct deposit or pay cards if they do not already have their own set up [in Florida]? A. No, you cannot require the use of direct deposit [in Florida], however you can mandate the use of pay cards [in Florida]. […]

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National Business Trends Survey 2018

2018 National Business Trends Survey Shows Continued Business Optimism Tempered by Talent and Pay Challenges   FLORIDA, FL (November 21, 2017) – Employer Associations of America (EAA) has released the results of its 2018 National Business Trends Survey. According to the survey results, many businesses continue to […]

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Trend Survey: Performance Appraisals

Trend Survey: Performance Appraisals

PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL | JOB EVALUATION | PERFORMANCE REVIEW BUSINESS TRENDS | SURVEYS | RESULTS Thank you to EAF Members who participated in our Performance Appraisals Trend Survey! The purpose of this survey was to determine best practices for performance appraisals including software, assessment topics and training.   […]

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Heard on the Hotline: Medical Leave

Q. We have fewer than 50 employees so FMLA doesn’t apply to us.  Are we obligated to grant medical leaves to employees?   A. Although FMLA may not apply to your organization, it’s highly recommended that you develop some type of medical leave of absence policy.  Life […]

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Employee Handbooks

Have you reviewed your handbook recently?  Over the past few years, there have been so many court and National Labor Relations Board rulings, changes in state or local laws and presidential executive orders that it’s been difficult to keep up with all the changes.  However, here are […]

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Discipline Policy & Procedures Guide

Discipline Policy & Procedures Guide

A well thought-out discipline policy, plus procedure for management to utilize, is vital for all organizations to maintain expectations and protocol. Employees are expected to perform their duties at a certain level established by the organization.  They are also expected to behave in a particular manner and […]

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Holiday Survey 2018

In an effort to share best practices on which holidays companies across the state are observing we have compiled the data from participants for our 2018 Holiday Survey! Click here to review the 2018 Holiday Survey The Data Compiled Includes New Year’s Day 2017 Martin Luther King Day […]

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Heard on the Hotline: Intermittent FMLA Tracking

Q. We have an employee on intermittent FMLA leave.  How do we track how much FMLA leave he has used? A. The FMLA regulations talk in terms of a week and prorating the 12 weeks of leave based on the individual’s absence. For example, a person who […]

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Hurricane Season is Here…Is Your Business Ready?

Hurricane Harvey has left many devastated. In preparation for upcoming storms that may be visiting Florida, such as Hurricane Irma, it is important to take these situations seriously and prepare not only yourself, but your business as well. Those of us who have lived in Florida for […]

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New Form I-9 News + Audit How To’s

New Form I-9 News + Audit How To’s

The United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) has launched an updated I-9 Form, effective for use beginning July 17, 2017. All employers must use the updated I-9 Form no later than September 18, 2017. Read further for details on the new 2017 revisions, plus tips for […]

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