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12 Weeks of FMLA

The Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA) requires companies with 50 or more employees to provide eligible employees with 12 weeks of unpaid leave to care for themselves or a child, spouse, or parent that has a serious health condition or to prepare for and be with […]

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ADA Defined & Accommodations

  ADA’s Silver Anniversary  On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law.  This comprehensive law protects individuals from discrimination because of disabilities or perceived disabilities that they may have.  Although there are five separate parts to the ADA, […]

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Holiday Survey 2016

What holiday will you observe in 2016? Below are the results showing the percentage of companies observing key holidays in 2016.    

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PAYROLL 101

There’s no question that everyone loves payday.  However, for the person processing those paychecks, it can be a challenge to make sure the company is complying with Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), garnishment laws, and IRS tax laws.  Here are some guidelines for making sure your company’s […]

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Employee Status

Employee Status: Part-time, Full-time, Temporary or Contractor?   An employee’s status as full-time, part-time or temporary can be confusing for employers. Not only does the company have its own idea of what a full-time or part-time employee is, there are other outside influences that define the status of […]

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Hurricane Season is Here…Is Your Business Ready?

Those of us who have lived in Florida for any length of time are well aware that hurricane season begins June 1 and doesn’t end until November 30.  For some of us, that means making sure we’re ready for a disaster and have stocked up on flashlights, […]

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Revising an Out-of-Date Dress Code Policy

5 THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN REVISING AN OUT-OF-DATE DRESS CODE POLICY For many companies, corporate dress codes have remained stagnant and unchanged for years.  This frequently creates conflict in the workplace because younger generations of employees don’t understand why they can’t show tattoos, can’t wear jeans and […]

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Meals and Breaks in the Workplace

Two 15 minute breaks plus a half-hour for lunch seems to be the norm for companies providing meal or rest periods for employees. However, most employers are unaware that, with limited exceptions, there is no requirement to provide meal or rest periods to employees under Florida or […]

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