Legislation Would Let Employees Trade O.T. for Vacation Time

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A newly proposed bill would change the Fair Labor Standards Act’s overtime mandate to allow workers to trade overtime pay for compensatory time off. Introduced by Martha Roby, a Republican from Alabama, the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017 would: Cap the amount of paid time off that workers can accrue each year at 160 hours. Require employers to pay out annually any unused comp time. Give employers 30 days to pay out any unused comp time beyond 80 hours. Require employers to pay out any unused comp time accrued upon termination for any reason.   Under current FLSA rules,…
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Remind Your Employees to Get Their Flu Shots

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As we enter December, the one thing that can put a damper on this festive time of year is the seasonal flu. This year, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is urging everyone aged six months and older to get their yearly flu shot. It is the best way to protect against the flu and its serious complications. If you are an employer you should remind your staff to get a flu shot to reduce their chances of getting sick and reduce absenteeism in the workplace. If you are an individual, you should get a shot as it’s easy,…
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