Q: What information needs to be included in job descriptions? A: There are no legal requirements for what to include in a job description. However, it is advisable that job descriptions are as specific as possible. A well-written job description is key in the staffing process. It aids in identifying candidates who are qualified to…

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Q: How much job-protected leave is an employer required to provide? Can an employer replace an employee if he or she has been out of the office, sick, for a month? A: The amount of job-protected leave an employer must provide to an employee depends on a number of factors under the Family and Medical…

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Q: Which employees should be paid overtime, and what are some basic rules to go by? A: The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) states that nonexempt employees must be paid time and one-half their regular rate of pay for all hours worked over 40 in a seven-day workweek. Nonexempt employees are defined under the FLSA,…

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Q: What does “employment-at-will” mean? A: Employment-at-will is a legal doctrine that states that the relationship between an employer and employee may be terminated by either party at any time, with or without reason, as long as the reason is not illegal (e.g., discriminatory). This doctrine holds true in every state except Montana, which protects…

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Q: Who is considered an independent contractor? A: Just because someone signs a contract does not mean he or she is an independent contractor. You must be careful that you don’t have employees and non-employees doing the same job but not being offered the same pay, benefits, etc. Miscategorizing workers can result in an employer…

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Q: How long do I need to retain documents and records in case of litigation? A: The length of time that is required to retain documents and records varies based on the type of document as well as state and federal law. It is recommended that personnel records be retained for as long as an…

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December 17th, 2019 11:30 am – 1:00 pm 7901 N 16th St Phoenix, AZ 85020 Meet & Greet Join DeeAnn Palin and possible other 2020 Leadership Series participants to learn more about the topics of development for 2020, have all of your questions answered, and enjoy a provided lunch! Register today        

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