Category: Policies

Insights from the US Department of Labor

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The US Department of Labor has issued several new opinion letters that provide helpful guidance to employers. The two letters below address questions that we frequently get from clients. We hope they are helpful! Permissible rounding practices: Read opinion letter here Calculating overtime pay for non-discretionary bonuses paid on a quarterly and annual basis: Read […]

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Non Compete Agreements – Legislation Restrictions

non compete agreement

Legislation restriction the use of non compete agreements is being enacted in many states – if you utilize non competes as part of your employment practices you should review your state regulations and/or consult with legal counsel to ensure your practices are in compliance. NH http://gencourt.state.nh.us/bill_status/billText.aspx?sy=2019&id=466&txtFormat=html ME http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/getPDF.asp?paper=HP0538&item=7&snum=129 RI https://www.billtrack50.com/BillDetail/1118785   More info here: https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=d07b4b2a-9fc4-44c7-b58a-f50ef0403d9a […]

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Department of Labor (DOL) releases an opinion letter

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The US Department of Labor (DOL) has issued an opinion letter regarding whether employees may take Family and Medical Leave (FMLA) to attend a Committee on Special Education meeting to discuss the Individualized Education Program (IEP) of the employee’s son or daughter. You can read the opinion letter here: https://www.dol.gov/whd/opinion/FMLA/2019/2019_08_08_2A_FMLA.pdf About Leddy Group HR Consulting:  […]

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Cause for Concern: Frequent Absences and Sore Hands

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Frequent Absences and Sore Hands Dear Fran, I just became an office manager and am also responsible for personnel issues. I have one employee who has frequent absences and missing time. She calls in before hours and leaves a voice message but never says why she is missing work. Can I ask her why she […]

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There’s Been a Theft, Now What?

theft at work

Theft at work? What do I do? Dear Fran, We have a serious situation of theft at work and our management team doesn’t agree on how to handle it.  Our maintenance manager found an expensive tool (that has been missing from the company) at the local pawn shop.  For his records, the pawnshop proprietor takes […]

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What? Happened When? To Whom? Let’s Talk about Harassment.

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Let’s talk about harassment… Dear Fran, In light of the “ME TOO” movement, we had an outside consultant conduct harassment training sessions for all our employees. Since that happened, I am being inundated with complaints from employees of behaviors in the workplace. Some are concerning, as they sound like sexual harassment by one of our […]

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Attention NH Employers

NH employers

NH Employers – these two changes went into effect 7-14-19. More information can be found here: https://www.nh.gov/labor/ Effective 7/14/19 there is a statutory amendment to RSA 277 SAFETY AND HEALTH OF EMPLOYEES (Public) that requires the Department of Labor to inspect a place of employment where a serious injury or death has occurred and requires a […]

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