"FBI: Over 80 Percent of Active Shooter Incidents Occur at Work" and other #HR News for March 3, 2015

 

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FBI: Over 80 Percent of Active Shooter Incidents Occur at Work

By Roy Maurer  3/3/2015 

Of 160 active shooter incidents in the United States between 2000 and 2013, over 80 percent (132) occurred at work, according to the FBI’s first study of the subject. To continue reading this article, please click here.

The DOL's Model FMLA Forms Expired. Now What?

By Jeff Nowak, © Franczek Radelet P.C.   3/3/2015

On Feb. 28, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) recommended Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) forms expired. Until new ones are issued, employers should continue using the expired forms.

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FSA Grace Period Ends March 15

Remind employees who may have plans with this extension option

By Jeremy Miller  3/2/2015

March 15 marks the annual grace period deadline for health care flexible spending accounts (FSAs), which is the last day for participants in health FSA plans incorporating the optional two-and-a-half-month grace period to spend their remaining funds from last year (for plans ending Dec. 31). To continue reading this article, please click here.

Ga. Bans Criminal History Disclosure in Public-Sector Hiring

By Roy Maurer  3/2/2015

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed an executive order Feb. 23, 2015, requiring state agencies to remove the criminal history question from initial employment applications, becoming the first state in the South to “ban the box.” To continue reading this article, please click here.

Calif. Standards Board Approves Heat Illness Changes

By Roy Maurer  3/2/2015

The California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board approved proposed changes to the state’s heat illness prevention standard and requested an April 1, 2015, effective start date, giving employers barely five weeks to revise their heat illness programs and train employees in the changes.

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Addressing Pay Challenges for Inside Sales Teams

By Stephen Miller, CEBS  3/2/2015

Confusion over federal labor laws complicates sales team overtime at high-tech firms.

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How the Employer Mandate Affects Multiemployer Plans

By Michael Jordan  3/2/2015

Multiemployer health plans subject to collective bargaining agreements have unique concerns.

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