Fran Lefavour

Fran Lefavour

Fran Lefavour has been in the Human Resources field for over 30 years, 24 of those years as a consultant to small businesses in New England. She is viewed as an expert in the area of workers’ compensation case management and frequently speaks to groups regarding claims management, reducing workers’ compensation costs and other Human Resource topics.

Expertise: Human resources, employee relations and workers’ compensation case management

Past Experience: Fran has been involved with a number of state and regional organizations including the NH Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board, NH Wage & Hour Penalty Appeals Board and NH Public Employee Relations Board. Fran also served as a member of the adjunct faculty of the UNH Division of Continuing Education, Vice Chair of the Business & Industry Association Human Resources Committee and Chair of the BIA Worker’s Compensation Subcommittee.

Professional Organization/Community Involvement: Fran is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management, Seacoast Human Resource Association, and the Conference Director and Board member of the NH Human Resource Council. She was a founding member and Treasurer of the Run for the Fallen New Hampshire and is a volunteer with End 68 Hours of Hunger. Fran was chosen as the 2015 Outstanding Volunteer of the Year awarded by the NH State Human Resource Council.

 

Posts by Fran

Ask Fran: COVID-19

August 27, 2019

Q: We have facilities in 3 different states.  I am getting confused with the Governors in each state issuing different types of orders – Stay At Home – Shelter in Place, etc.  Is there one source where I can go to find all of these?   A:  Unfortunately as you described, orders are being issued [...]

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Ask Fran: COVID-19

August 27, 2019

Q: If we lay off employees do we have to pay them their accrued, vacation/paid time off? A: Yes, in most states accrued time off is due at the time of layoff or termination. Remember to check your state wage & hour laws for how long you have to deliver that final wage payment. Q: [...]

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Ask Fran: COVID-19

August 27, 2019

Can we reduce the wages and hours of our exempt salaried employees? Yes, but be careful.  On a federal level you do not want to reduce the wages below the exempt salary requirement.  Some states require that you provide an employee with a written document outlining the change of rate and hours. You would want [...]

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Ask Fran: COVID-19

August 27, 2019

We are under 50 employees and have never had to comply with FMLA.  Will we be exempt from FMLA under the new federal law? No.  You will have to comply with the expanded FMLA benefits listed in the new Federal  Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). Start reading the new law as you will need [...]

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Ask Fran: COVID-19

August 27, 2019

Leddy Group HR – Ask Fran – Get answers to your pressing Coronavirus/COVID-19 questions: Q: Will our unemployment account be charged for all the layoffs we had to make? A: The first federal legislation the President signed allowed states to waive unemployment waiting periods and not charge employers for unemployment benefits but have the state trust [...]

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