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Accessible Technology & Your Workplace

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy’s Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT) has launched a new program from the Section 508 refresh to progress around Section 501. The regulatory landscape around accessible information and communications technology (ICT) is ever evolving. To help employers, […]

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5 Costs to Analyze when converting to a PTO Plan

Many companies that currently provide traditional sick leave and vacation benefits are considering transitioning to a Paid Time Off (PTO) plan that provides paid leave in one bank.  Before making changes to your policy, you need to analyze the potential costs of transitioning to a PTO plan. […]

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Bermuda Triangle of HR: ADA – FMLA – Work Comp

One of the most difficult juggling acts the Human Resources Department is faced with is managing employee’s need for leave while staying compliant with The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), & Workman’s Compensation (WC). To assist with this task, EAF has […]

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Is Your Facility Accessible?

In July 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This law prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in places that are open to the general public. This includes schools, transportation, parks, stores, and most workplaces. The Act ensures that people with disabilities […]

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Exempt Employees: Applying FMLA & FLSA

We learned the purpose of the FLSA from our previous blog post.  Now we will review how exempt employees are affected by the FLSA when the Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is applied. Per the FLSA, Exempt employees are required to meet specific duties  and salary […]

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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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EAF provides information about current developments in labor and employment law. This information is intended for educational purposes only and should not be considered legal advice. Questions requiring legal advice should be addressed to the attorney of your choice. EAF members may be able to obtain a legal interpretation through our FREE Legal Hotline.