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Fran Lefavour Receives the 2020 Ry Perry HR Hero Award

DOVER, N.H., October 8, 2020—Leddy Group, a privately owned, regional staffing company serving New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, and northern Massachusetts since 1994, is proud to announce that the organization’s longtime human resources consultant Fran Lefavour is the recipient of this year’s Ry Perry HR Hero Award.    Named for a New Hampshire man whose career centered around advancing human rights, the Ry Perry Hero Award is awarded annually to one HR professional whose contributions have made a significant impact within New […]

NH Business Help Portal Provides Answers to Reopening Questions

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According to the New Hampshire Economic Development blog, The Department of Business and Economic Affairs is offering businesses help during this unprecedented time. Per the website: “Getting the New Hampshire businesses and their employees safely back to work, while minimizing the impact of COVID-19 is the charge of the Governor’s Economic Reopening Task Force.” With […]

Employment Eligibility Verification – Impacted by COVID-19

Employment Eligibility Verification

Employment Eligibility Verification – Impacted by COVID-19 Because many areas are under stay-at-home orders due to COVID-19 and some online renewal services have restrictions, employees may experience challenges renewing a state driver’s license, a state ID card, or other Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, List B identity document. Considering these circumstances, DHS is issuing a […]

COVID-19 Webinar – Answering your pressing questions

COVID-19 webinar

COVID-19 Webinar – Answering your pressing questions. The well-being and safety of the Leddy Group community is of vital importance to us. In an effort to answer your most pressing questions regarding COVID-19, we have partnered with Jackson Lewis in a complimentary webinar. You can listen to the recording at your convenience here. Topics • Furloughs/reductions in […]

COVID-19: Guidance for Employers

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With so much talk about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we wanted to send out an alert with some additional information. There is a lot of information about COVID-19 out there. Attorney Charla Stevens provides practical guidance for employers related to COVID-19 in this article:  https://www.nhbr.com/are-you-prepared-for-the-coronavirus/ This short TED Talk provides additional information about what we do […]

New Federal W-4 Form

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New Federal W-4 Form for 2020 – this year’s form is more complicated… The IRS recently released the new W-4 Form for 2020. The goal is to make accurate income-tax withholding easier for employees; however, the form looks more complicated. This article from the Society for Human Resource Management provides more details, as does this […]

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 […]

Non Compete Agreements – Legislation Restrictions

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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 […]

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:  […]