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EAF Survey Results: Florida Policies & Benefits

The Results are in! Just released is the 2017-2018 EAF Florida Policies & Benefits Survey   This survey provides accurate and reliable data to compare best practices and business trends for the Florida area. Results include data from 49 companies including; Dean Food – Florida Market, Sanford Airport Authority & […]

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Heard on the Hotline: Summer Heat Protection

Q. My employees regularly work outdoors.  With summer coming, what should I do to protect them?   A. Summer is right around the corner.  Those of us in southern states are already seeing temperatures in the 90s.  The first step your company should take is to review […]

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FLSA: Minimum Wage

The federal minimum wage provisions are contained in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). As of July 2009, the federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour. States are allowed to pass their own minimum wage laws; these wages can be lower or higher, or some states have […]

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The Purpose of FLSA

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) enacted in 1938, is the nation’s basic law regulating the wages and hours of employees for private and public sector employers. The FLSA has four primary purposes To set a minimum wage which employees’ pay cannot fall below. To encourage full […]

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Heard on the Hotline: Meals & Breaks

EAF frequently fields questions regarding an employer’s obligation to provide meal and rest periods to employees.  Although many state child labor laws address the issue of rest and meal periods for employees under age 18, this article focuses strictly on an employer’s obligation to provide rest and […]

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Right To Work vs. Employment-At-Will

…What’s The Difference?   Managers or supervisors will mistakenly use the phrase “right to work” when they are actually referring to “employment-at-will”. Each phrase has its own distinct definition and it’s important to understand the difference. Right to work “Right to work” refers to a state’s law […]

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EAF Turnover Survey

Is your company experiencing high turnover? Utilize our Turnover Survey results to compare your stats.    Employee turnover can be very costly to any size organization. The Small Business defines employee turnover as: “A high employee turnover rate implies that a company’s employees leave their jobs […]

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Electronic Storage of Employment Records Part III – I9 Forms

Electronic Storage of Employment Records Part III – I9 Forms The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a final rule, which took effect August 23, 2010 that permits employers to complete, sign, scan and store the Form I-9 electronically as long as certain performance standards set forth […]

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Electronic Storage of Employment Records Part II – ERISA Documents

The DOL’s electronic disclosure regulations allow for electronic distribution of a wide range of Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) documents. The regulations impose certain basic conditions for all electronic disclosures. When the basic conditions are met, ERISA-required documents may be provided electronically to employees who have […]

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FMLA Recordkeeping Requirements

Following our blog on FMLA Counting Methods,  now that you have determined which counting method is best for your organization it is important to maintain all FMLA records properly. The Family & Medical Leave Act adheres to specific recordkeeping requirements to follow for each employee.  Maintaining a […]

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