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June 12, 2017Model letter in support of H.R. 2771

Introduced by Rep. Stewart, H.R. 2771 restores the seasonal recreational establishment exemption in the FLSA for certain outfitters.

January 09, 2017Anti-Harassment Policy and Reporting and Sample Form - Member Only

This document is a sample sexual harassment policy and reporting form.  This form can be used as part of an office or company policy manual.  Appropriate legal counsel recommending when handling sexual harassment complaints.

Sexual harassment is defined as unwanted sexual advances, or visual, verbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature. This definition includes many forms of offensive behavior and includes gender-based harassment of a person of the same sex as the harasser. This definition also includes inappropriate conduct by clients or other members of the public as well as co-workers.

October 15, 2016Summary of Mandatory Sick Pay Rule for Federal Contractors - Member Only

Summary of the mandatory sick pay rule for the employees of federal contractors.

April 01, 2016Background Checks: What Employers Need to Know

Before conducting background checks, you must know the legal issues and constraints related to their use.  This Equal Employment Opportunity Commission documents describes your responsibilities under the law.

March 29, 2016Letter to Department of Interior on Provision Defunding Implementation of E.O. 13658

Letter to Mike Connor Department of Interior from members of Congress expressing intent of Congress for Interior abatement of effort to attach higher minimum wage clause in federal contracts and permits.

February 16, 2016 Background check certification - Member Only

Form to be provided to the employee to authorize background check.

January 21, 20152015 Federal Wage and Hour Guidelines for Employers - Member Only

2015 Federal Wage and Hour Guidelines for Employers prepared for America Outdoors Association.

December 04, 2014Hiring Key Employees Part 2 - Member Only

How to take the guesswork out of hiring key employees. Part 2 of a 2 part presentation by Carol Hacker at the America Outdoors Association conference in Daytona.

October 01, 2014Final Rule Department of Labor Minimum Wage For Federal Permits

On October 1, 2014 the Department of Labor issued its final rule raising the minimum wage for businesses operating under NEW federal contracts, permits, commercial use authorizations, and similar authorizations.  The increase in the minimum wage and the requirements of federal contractors and permit holders take effect January 1, 2015 for permits and contracts solicited and issued on or after that date.

September 16, 2014Update on Health Care Reform Implementation by CBIZ

Update on the employer and individual mandates under Obamacare. Presentation also includes health care reform reporting requirements, compliance dates and what you need to do regardless of the size of your business.  This presentation is the latest on the Affordable Care Act.

July 02, 2014Update of Overtime, Employment of Minors & OSHA Accident Reporting Requirements - Member Only

This update provides a summary of applicable overtime law, explains the seasonal exemption to the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), explains the law regarding hiring of minors, discusses the Occupational Safety and Health Act (“OSHA”) accident reporting requirements, and addresses possible relief the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (SBREFA) offers to employers.

March 17, 2014Background Checks - What Employers Need to Know

When making personnel decisions - including hiring, retention, promotion, and reassignment - employers sometimes want to consider the backgrounds of applicants and employees. For example, some employers might try to find out about the person's work history, education, criminal record, financial history, medical history, or use of social media. Read to find out what you should know.

December 12, 2013Shannon Bell: Hiring Issues - Member Only

Shannon Bell speaker presentation from AOA conference, December 2013.  An Overview of Hiring and Retention Issues and Medical and RecreationalMarijuana Use

November 15, 2013Overtime Law Updates - Member Only

This update provides a summary of applicable overtime law, explains the seasonal exemption to the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), explains the law regarding hiring of minors, discusses the Occupational Safety and Health Act (“OSHA”) accident reporting requirements, and addresses possible relief the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (SBREFA) offers to employers.

 

December 30, 2010Five Vital Qualities of Leadership - Member Only

The Five Core Principles of Leadership, presented by Kevin Kragenbrink at the America Outdoors Association Conference in Salt Lake City.

May 28, 2010Discounts on Mystery Shopping - Member Only

Mystery Shop Calls available to America Outdoors Association Members. Just what is happening when that phone is answered? You spend a lot of money getting the phone to ring. Now is the time to use the phone to increase business.

August 05, 2009Contract Labor or Employee? - Member Only

Here are some resources to help you decide which is appropriate.

March 03, 2009 New Employment Law Benefit Available for 2009 - Member Only

As part of our continuing commitment to our membership, America Outdoors is delighted to announce that is has reached an agreement with the outstanding law firm, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLC, to provide labor and employment consultation and advice to our membership. Hiring and firing issues, employee disciplinary actions, drug free workplace issues, overtime and other issues may arise throughout the year for which you want sound advice.

April 25, 2008Legal Brief on Use of Background Checks - Member Only

Fair Credit Reporting Act, FCRA, imposes certain requirements on employers who perform background checks for employment purposes. The purpose of this summary is to address the potential coverage of the FCRA to member organizations and specifically discuss what the Act requires.

April 25, 2008Legal Issues in hiring and the use of background checks. - Member Only

The Fair Credit Reporting Act, FCRA, imposes certain requirements on employers who perform background checks for employment purposes. The purpose of this summary is to address the potential coverage of the FCRA to member organizations and specifically discuss what the Act requires.

April 23, 2004Overtime Pay Exemptions 2004 - Member Only

This fact sheet provides general information on the exemption from minimum wage and overtime pay provided by Section 13(a)(1) of the Fair Labor Standards Act as defined by Regulations, 29 CFR Part 541.

April 23, 2004 Overtime Updates - Final Rule - Member Only

Defining and Delimiting the Exemptions for Executive, Administrative, Professional, Outside Sales and Computer Employees; Final Rule

June 01, 2003 Avoiding Career Traps by Harry Chambers - Member Only

In the quest for promotion, career growth and increased responsibilities, some managers find themselves stymied or plateaued. They hit a career barrier, and their mobility is stalled. Many can't figure out why this is happening to them and look for external causes, blaming decision makers, politics, or being in the wrong place.

December 01, 2000 Drug Testing in The Workplace - Member Only

At one time or another, most employers face the question of whether or not they should implement a drug-testing policy for employees. This article addresses many of the issues surrounding this choice and the issues that will arise if the employer decides to implement some form of drug testing

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