Posts by Kathy Tran

Can an employee work for another employer while on family medical leave?

Can an employee work for another employer while on family medical leave?

Can an employee work for another employer while on FMLA? The answer to this question depends on whether or not you have a moonlighting or outside employment policy. If you do not have a policy that specifically prohibits employees from working for other employers, then the fact that they are employed elsewhere during a leave is likely not cause for discipline. The FMLA regulations have addressed this directly, stating, “If the employer has a uniformly-applied policy governing outside or supplemental...

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Important Information Regarding the Montecito Mudslides

Important Information Regarding the Montecito Mudslides

In the wake of natural disasters like the Montecito Mudslides, Brown & Brown prioritizes your safety and access to resources. We have provided some information and links below should you need to utilize them. As always, Brown & Brown is available to assist you with filing any claims if necessary. If you have any questions about your policies, how to file a claim, or need mudslide-preparedness resources, don’t hesitate to contact us at 800-350-6328.   Insurance Company Contacts: ACE Billing...

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Federal and State Wage Increases

Federal and State Wage Increases

Federal Contractor Minimum Wage Increase The minimum wage for federal contractors will increase to $10.35 per hour as of January 1, 2018. The wage requirement applies to new and replacement contracts (solicited on or after January 1, 2015) with employers covered by the Service Contract Act or any employer who handles concessions and services in connection with federal property or lands. We recommend that employers review the pay rates of their employees and plan any changes necessary to comply with the rate...

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What Forms Need to Be Updated After a Name Change?

What Forms Need to Be Updated After a Name Change?

Does an I-9 form need to be updated when an employee has a name change? What about other forms? When an employee changes their legal name, you are not required to update their I-9. However, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recommends maintaining correct information on I-9s. You can easily update an employee’s I-9 by entering their new legal name in Box A of Section 3, and then sign, date and print your name on the final line. You can request documentation of the name change so you can...

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How Should We Respond to a Harassment Complaint?

How Should We Respond to a Harassment Complaint?

We received a complaint about harassment. How should we respond? When a company suspects that an employee has violated its harassment or discrimination policy, we always recommend conducting a complete (and well-documented) investigation into the allegations. This includes speaking with the employee who made the complaint, the accused employee, and any witnesses they name. The investigation generally includes a series of interviews conducted by an impartial manager, company officer, or Human Resources...

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