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Our HR Management team implements human capital methodologies to DEVELOP high performing teams, while AVOIDING COSTS associated with unnecessary fines, penalties and lawsuits.   We understand that in today’s competitive environment, it is essential for you to not only attract, motivate and engage the most talented team for your business, but also to achieve and maintain compliance with all employment laws to avoid damaging penalties.

Bobbi KlossBobbi Kloss brings over 20 years of Human Resource Generalist & Management skills into her role as the Human Resource Director for BAN providing solution-driven Human Resource best practices services and products for BAN Smart Partners and their clientele.  Prior to her position as Human Resource Director for BAN Bobbi served as HR Consultant across many industries including bio-med, non-profit, manufacturing and construction.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: Updated Compliance Guidelines for Retaliation

Did you know that under the U. S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), an employee who believes that they have been retaliated against by an employer for complaining against unlawful discrimination in the workplace, can file a complaint with the EEOC under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Title V of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Equal Pay Act (EPA) and Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA)?

Update on White-Collar Exemption Status Standards

Since March of 2014 I have been reporting on the proposed update to the white collar exemption when President Obama signed a memorandum instructing the Department of Labor to update regulations about who qualifies for overtime pay. As of today, final rules are in review by the White House’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. This is the last step in the process prior to new regulations be issued.

What Does the Hobby Lobby Decision Really Mean for my Company?

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What Does the Hobby Lobby Decision Really Mean for my Company?

Now that the flurry of legal alerts and employment advisors updates summarizing the Supreme Court ruling in the much awaited Hobby Lobby decision have stopped overloading your Inbox, you can take a breath and ask “So, what does all this mean to me as an employer?” You may find that like most employers, this ruling may have no current impact on how you are administering your health and welfare plans.

Proposed Rule for Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) in the Wake of Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)

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FMLA and DOMA

Following the Supreme Court decision in United States v. Windsor in which the Court struck down the constitutionality of section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA); the provision that interpreted “marriage” and “spouse” to be limited to opposite-sex marriage for the purposes of federal law, President Obama instructed the Attorney General to work with the Cabinet to review federal statutes to ensure that the Windsor decision is implemented.

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Obama Proposal to Shrink White-Collar Exemptions

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Did you know that Obama Proposes Shrinking the White-Collar Exemptions Status Standards?

At a time when employers are already hastily reviewing their employee classifications and re-strategizing their HR budget, President Obama has gotten his pen out once again and aimed it toward employers. On March 13, 2014, the President signed a memorandum instructing the Department of Labor to update regulations about who qualifies for overtime pay. He has set his site on the most common overtime exemption status the “white collar” exemption. This exemption is applicable to your administrative, executive and professional level, outside sales and computer professionals. The President wants the DOL to raise the threshold level for the salary-basis test of the white-collar exemption from the current $455 per week in order to account for inflation. This is the first overhaul in ten years and the threshold has been only been raised twice in the past 40 years.

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