Monthly Archives: July 2010

Termination Mistakes You Can’t Afford To Make Part 2

July 1st, 2010

Published July 2010 If you haven’t read Part 1 of this article, it is available by clicking here. Let’s take a typical situation to demonstrate how the process should work for an employee termination. Imagine you’re the VP of Human Resources at a manufacturing company and one day your phone rings. One of the other officers...

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Test Your COBRA Knowledge

July 1st, 2010

Published July 2010 The COBRA quiz is below.  It may be easiest to write your multiple choice answers on a scrap piece of paper.  A Webinar invitation to the COBRA: Back to Basics Webinar separates the questions section from the answers at the end of the article. QUESTIONS: 1 ) What employers have to comply with...

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Healthcare Reform Resources

July 1st, 2010

Published July 2010 BASIC has recently launched a free webpage containing Healthcare Reform resources for use by our Agents and Clients. Click here to be transported to the Healthcare Reform resources webpage. When BASIC receives further clarification of Healthcare Reform regulations, updates will be posted in a timely manner.  Feel free to bookmark this webpage.  Below are a...

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Healthcare Reform Amends FLSA To Require Breastfeeding Breaks

July 1st, 2010

Published July 2010 With the recent passage of the Healthcare Reform acts last March, many employers are not aware of a new provision amending parts of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to establish employer breastfeeding accommodation requirements for employees who are nursing mothers. While more than 20 states already have existing laws in...

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FMLA Leave Rights Expanded

July 1st, 2010

Published July 2010 Wage and Hour Division – June 22, 2010 On June 22, 2010, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) clarified the “son or daughter” definition under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) regarding non-military leave. The new interpretation grants leave rights to an individual providing a child with daily care or financial...

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