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Florida Wage & Salary Survey 2017 Launched!

See below for an excerpt from EAF’s 2017 Florida Wage & Salary Survey. The entire publication is exclusively available to members of EAF. To learn more about EAF and how to access your complete copy of the survey, please check out our member benefits or contact us today!  Includes […]

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Heard on the Hotline: Assigning Points & ADA Accommodation

An employer has a no-fault point based attendance policy. Employees are given points when they miss work. An employee tells them the reason for missing work is due to a medical condition.   “Can the employer give that employee points due to attendance issues? Is not giving […]

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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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