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HR technology is available to help you streamline and automate all HR processes in your organization. Recently we had a small client come to us to find the right HR platform for their growing business and review plenty of options on the market. We were able to dive deep into different HR software that all......
Use CBD Products? Florida Drug-Free Workplace Implications
Will the use of CBD oils, lotions and pills cause a positive drug test under a Florida Drug-Free Workplace policy? CBD products are growing in popularity across Florida, and so is the potential risk that the inaccurate labeling of THC content in your CBD product will cause surprise drug test failures for employees and applicants.......
Are Temporary Employees entitled to Paid Sick Days under FFCRA?
Many companies use temporary employees to supplement their workforce.  Employees remain the employee of the temporary staffing agency for a period of time, and the agency controls their overall employment.  During the pandemic, what happens if a temporary employee notifies your company that they have COVID-19 symptoms, or have had close contact w...
Can We Accept Expired List B documents for Form I-9 during COVID-19?
On May 1, 2020, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced a temporary policy due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many areas are under stay-at-home orders and some online renewal services have restrictions and employees may experience challenges renewing a state driver’s license, a state ID card, or other Form I-9, List B document. Until f...
Florida Unemployed must Re-certify Every 2 weeks
Governor DeSantis announced over the weekend that unemployed Floridians are required to login to the DEO CONNECT Reemployment portal every two weeks to recertify that they are eligible for benefits. This has caused some confusion from furloughed and laid off employees, because the requirement to search for work was extended to May 30, but this......
Does your Company have CDL Drivers? 10 Steps to get ready for Clearinghouse
If your company employs CDL Drivers that are regulated by the Department of Transportation, then get ready to meet the new compliance responsibilities under the FMCSA Clearinghouse that begins on January 6, 2020. The Clearinghouse is a secure online database that will give employers, FMCSA, State Driver Licensing Agencies, and State law enforcement...
CDL Drivers and Prescription Medication
It’s okay for employees to take medication when properly prescribed by a licensed physician, right?  Yes.  But that doesn’t always mean they can still legally qualify to drive CMVs.  Florida employers should be aware that certain medications can disqualify a CDL driver.  And trust us on this …  the best time to find out that......
FMCSA Establishes National Drug and Alcohol Testing Clearinghouse for Commercial Drivers
Washington DC – On December 2, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced a final rule that establishes a national drug and alcohol clearinghouse for commercial truck and bus drivers.  The clearinghouse database will serve as a central repository containing records of violati...
CMV Drivers and the Medical Examiner National Registry
Carriers and CMV drivers should be knowledgeable about the creation of the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (National Registry), a new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) program.  All commercial drivers whose current medical certificate expires on or after May 21, 2014, at expiration of that certificate must be exa...
Workplace Injury rates drop in 2014
On November 19, 2015, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) released statistics for 2014 showing that the overall incidence rate of non-fatal occupational injury and illnesses cases requiring days away from work to recuperate was 107.1 cases per 10,000 full time workers.  In total, there were 1,157,410 days away from work cases ...
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