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There is no free lunch for Employers

Employers should keep in mind that if they do not pay hourly (non-exempt) employees for a meal period, the employee must be completely relieved of duties during the non-compensated time. Additionally, the meal period must be at least 30 minutes. While this appears to be a reasonable rule, uncompensated meal periods and time worked before [...]

By | 2017-09-07T11:06:03+00:00 September 7th, 2017|Employees|0 Comments

BEWARE THE INFLEXIBLE LEAVE POLICY

Employers should be aware that the EEOC has taken the position that leave policies under which an employee’s employment is automatically terminated after a set number of days, or months, violate the ADA. Case in point: the EEOC sued Lowes last year for violating the ADA by failing to provide leave as an accommodation to [...]

By | 2017-08-25T11:29:55+00:00 August 24th, 2017|Employee Leave, Employees|0 Comments

Reefer Madness?

A court in Massachusetts has allowed an employee who tested positive for marijuana to continue her disability discrimination case against the employer who terminated her employment based on the positive drug test. The facts in the case are a little clouded: The employee, CB, was offered a job promoting food products in food stores for [...]

By | 2017-07-31T04:36:16+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Business Ownership, Employees, Human Resources|0 Comments

Kentucky Oaks Day 2017 at Churchill Downs is Friday, May 5th

Oaks Day (as we Louisvillians call it), which occurs the Friday before the Derby, is considered Louisville’s Local Day. However, it has gained popularity with out-of-towners over the years. This race is a Grade 1 stakes race for 3 year-old Thoroughbred Fillies and the winning horse is draped with a beautiful garland of Stargazer Lilies. [...]

IRS 2016 Payroll Penalty Stats

The IRS provides statistics that underscore the importance of payroll professionals to the integrity of the tax system.  Internal Revenue Service Data Book, 2016, 3-30-17; detailed information on this and other IRS statistics can be found at https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-soi/16databk.pdf This source reports that of the $3.33 trillion that was paid into the Treasury for 2016, $2.28 [...]

The 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby is almost here

Unless you’re a Louisville native, the Kentucky Derby can be “just another day” on your calendar. It’s a big deal for us and our city. This year is the 143rd Kentucky Derby, an event rich in history and pageantry. There are lots of events leading up to and including the Derby. Kickoff to the Derby [...]

The latest developments in I-9 compliance

Employers are required to comply with I-9 verification for all employees. Failure to properly utilize the form may subject the business to liability and potential personal liability. • Enhanced enforcement is a priority • Increased civil penalties in 2016 • Criminal charges a focus Examples of Civil Penalties – 1st Offense: • Knowingly hiring or [...]

Regulatory Compliance Can Limit Small Business Growth

It is not new news that the more government regulations a small business has to comply with, the more human and financial capital are drained away from the potential growth of that company.  According to the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), 28% of small employers cited cost as their biggest regulatory problem, 18% cited [...]

OSHA Post Accident Drug Testing

Are you aware that OSHA has published a final set of regulations “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses”? OSHA included an announcement of a new drug testing policy requirement, stating in part, that employer drug testing policies should limit post accident (incident) testing to situations in which employee drug use is likely to have [...]

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