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Heard on the Hotline: Marchman Act

Q. We received notice that our employee is being assessed under the ‘Marchman Act’ – How do we proceed? A. The Marchman Act provides for the involuntary or voluntary assessment and stabilization of a person allegedly abusing substances like drugs or alcohol, and provides for treatment of substance […]

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FLSA Defined

Like we discussed in our previous blog; part of the purposes of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is to determine minimum wage and overtime payments. These items are dependent upon an employee’s status.   Exempt Status Exempt positions are excluded from minimum wage, overtime regulations, and […]

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Heard on the Hotline: Holiday Pay

Q: We have a manager who just started work for us last week. Our policy says an individual has to be employed for 90 days before we pay for a holiday. Is our policy OK or do we have to pay him? A: While your policy is […]

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How To: Wage Garnishments

A garnishment is a legal way for a creditor to receive payment for a debt owed by an individual. General garnishments are commonly granted to a creditor by a court order to receive payments by attaching the person’s wages, whereas debts owed to a state or the […]

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‘Tis the Season for Colds & Flu…

We all know that employee…the one who comes to work wheezing, sneezing, sniffling, and coughing thus re-gifting his germs to his coworkers. Employees, especially those in tight quarters, end up with a seemingly never-ending cycle of passing colds and flu from one person to the other. Companies […]

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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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