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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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FMLA Counting Methods

As we begin rolling through the year 2017, it is important to verify your organization is monitoring FMLA leave properly. The Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA) grants eligible employees, to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave during a 12-month period. How you choose to […]

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National Business Trends Survey 2017

Businesses are Optimistic for 2017 but Must Overcome Employee Recruitment Challenges   Employer Associations of America (EAA) released its 2017 National Business Trends Survey today. Despite strong optimism, employers continue to face economic challenges relating to talent recruitment.  Sixty-two percent of employers reported recruiting is becoming more […]

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Electronic Storage of Employment Records – The Basics

As companies become more technologically sophisticated, they are seeking alternative means to store paper employment records.  Because of the explosive growth of electronic records, the mandate for trustworthy storage and management of electronic records is greater than ever before. To provide some guidelines to companies moving to […]

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