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Employee Appreciation Day

Happy Friday from Brown and Brown Insurance of Santa Barbara, to you! Our office will be closing at today Friday, April 6th at 12 noon for an off-site Employee Appreciation event. We will reopen Monday, April 9th at 8 am. Have a happy and safe weekend! Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)MoreClick to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to

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We are Moving!

We are Moving!

Our office locations are moving.

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What Is a Serious Health Condition Under FMLA?

What Is a Serious Health Condition Under FMLA?

One of our employees says they have a “serious health condition” and need to take time off for treatment. Can you tell me what the requirements are here? It’s likely the employee may enjoy protected leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). This federal law applies to all public agencies and any private employer with 50 or more employees. The employee will be eligible for protected leave under this Act if the employee has worked for the Company for at least 12 months in the last seven years, has...

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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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