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Monthly Archives: July 2014

  • Understanding the Wage and Hour Laws

    Posted on July 16, 2014

    Below is the link to the July 8, 2014 UBA Employer Webinar Series: “Understanding the Wage and Hour Laws”

    http://webinars.ubabenefits.com/WebinarRecordingGateway/tabid/2890/Default.aspx?rid=4f3a71f2-a762-464b-b8e8-34b51c372a5d

    In recent years, employers have paid millions of dollars in back pay to workers who have been classified incorrectly or paid for fewer hours than they should have been. Both federal and state laws apply to employers, and some of the requirements are complicated. This webinar is designed to help you stay on top of your obligations under the Federal Labor Standards Act (FLSA). This webinar will cover:

    • Which workers these laws apply to
    • Which employees are entitled to overtime, and proposed changes inthose rules
    • Issues related to mobile devices
    • Calculating overtime
    • Managing unauthorized overtime
    • Minimum wage issues, especially for employers with employees in multiple states
    • Meal and rest periods

    PRESENTERS

    Thomas M. Lucas, Shareholder and Litigation Manager, Jackson Lewis P.C.

    Mr. Lucas represents management exclusively in the full range of employment and labor law matters, including employment discrimination litigation and traditional labor law. An experienced trial attorney, Mr. Lucas defends clients in litigation arising under Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and in other employment-related civil litigation.

     

    Kristina H. Vaquera, Shareholder, Jackson Lewis P.C.

    Ms. Vaguera’s practice focuses exclusively on labor and employment counseling and litigation. She represents employers in federal and state court lawsuits and agency investigations and charges covering a wide range of statutes and subjects, including anti-discrimination and civil rights laws, wrongful termination claims, wage and hour laws, covenants not to compete, leave of absence claims, negligent hire/retention, and breaches of fiduciary duty and contract.

     

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    Please feel free to watch/listen to this whenever it is convenient for you and your staff. It will be available for you to view for the next 11 months. Your name and email are required for registration. There is no cost however this webinar has been approved for one credit hour toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. Once you have viewed the webinar, the last page will provide details on receiving the credit hour.

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  • Tips from Paula – Prescription Refill Overrides

    Posted on July 1, 2014

    As we head into the busy summer season, many of us will be taking vacations, sometimes for long periods of time. For those who take regular maintenance medications, and need additional weeks’ or months’ supplies, this can pose a problem when it comes time to order prescriptions ahead of time

    Most insurance companies will only allow Rx pickups a few days ahead of the date of refill. Therefore, if someone tries to re-order a prescription before the refill date, it will most likely be rejected.

    The best way to avoid this problem is to work with your doctor’s office to request a “vacation override”.  They may simply call your insurance company and explain the situation. The insurance company will then allow this override so that the medications can be picked up before the member leaves for vacation.

    This method also works for students traveling abroad, or anyone else who needs medication before an extended trip.

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