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April 2019

Our HR Advantage team is working hard to stay abreast of new regulations and best practices. Our HR Hotline is available for employment related questions or situations that you need answers to. 

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  Lynette Weatherford, 

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April Contents
  • Save the Date - Spring HR Workshop 2019 (April 24th)
  • EEO-1 Reporting Period / Latest Advice
  • Welcome, Elizabeth!
  • Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Overtime Update (WHD)
  • OSHA/Maintaining and Posting Records (Feb Posting)
  • Have an HR Need?
  • HR Tips of the Week
  • Career Opportunities
Save the Date! April 24th
HR Advantage Spring Workshop 2019

The Changing Face of Today's Workplace

Wednesday, April 24th (8am - 12 noon)
Hilton Garden Inn, Springfield, MO
HRCI Credit Available

HR Advantage will be hosting its annual Spring HR Workshop. We have a great line up of local professionals including Jennifer Mueller (Employment Attorney) and Caitlin Kissee (Training & Development Expert) who will be presenting the latest material on employment law, workplace practices and the changing demands of today's workforce.

EEO-1 Reporting Period (Mar 18 - May 31)

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will officially open the 2018 EEO-1 survey on March 18, 2019 . The deadline to submit EEO-1 data has been extended until May 31, 2019. Please continue to visit the EEO-1 website for general information about the opening of the 2018 EEO-1 survey

[...] IMPORTANT DEVELOPMENT TO WATCH: A federal judge has reinstated the revised EEO-1 form's pay-data reporting provisions, which were suspended in 2017 by President Donald Trump's administration. The controversial provisions require covered employees to report pay information by race, ethnicity and sex, but the mandate's effective data isn't clear Click here  to read the rest of the article.

Source: SHRM

Latest Advice on EEO-1 Reporting (As of March 27)

EEO-1 reports, due May 31, are required to include the new Component 2 data consisting of pay and hours-worked data.

While the EEOC is currently accepting EEO-1 reports, its portal does not provide a way to submit this Component 2 data. The EEOC has been ordered to provide employers with more information and a corresponding timeline on plans. Until then, employers are advised to hold off on submitting any information in case this data is required later, in which case it would be easier to submit all data at once. There is also a deadline to prepare its systems to accommodate all required information and to give employers more time to gather the required data. For more information, click here.
Welcome, Elizabeth!

HR Advantage welcomes Elizabeth Hurst to the team as Business Development Manager.

Elizabeth served as Development Manager for the Springfield Symphony for five years. Elizabeth's role with HR Advantage is cultivating business relationships with employers to assess their human resource needs to reduce potential liability while enhancing their compliance, employee relations, recruiting, policies, wage & hour, and training.

We are happy to have you on the team, Elizabeth!
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Overtime Update 
- Wage and Hour Division (WHD)

On March 7, 2019 the Department of Labor announced a proposed rule that would expand overtime eligibility to more than a million American workers.

Under the current law, employees with a salary below $455 per week ($23,660 annually) must be paid overtime if they work more than 40 hours per week. Workers making at least this salary level may be eligible for overtime based on their job duties. 

If passed, this proposal would boost the standard salary level to $679 per week (equivalent to $35,308 per year). Above this salary level, eligibility for overtime varies based on job duties.  Read more.

Maintaining and Posting Records

OSHA posting beginning  February 1 for covered employees.

Each February through April, employers must post a summary of the injuries and illnesses recorded the previous year. Also, if requested, copies of the records must be provided to current and former employees, or their representatives. Click here for more information.
Have an HR Need?

HR Advantage helps companies with their human resources needs. If you are seeking HR assistance please fill out our brief survey  here .

We value your feedback.  If we've helped your company with an HR problem or issue, leave us a review.
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Career Opportunities
HR Advantage offers executive recruitment of candidates in C-Suite, Sales, and Administrative positions for our clients. Our firm offers concierge services to both the employer and candidates, helping to assure the perfect match. Additionally, we have a database of thoroughly vetted, qualified candidates who are ready to begin working today.

Office Assistant
$17.30 hourly
Kansas City Area (Lee's Summit, Missouri)

Human Resource Advantage is currently recruiting for the position of Office Assistant for a wonderful organization in the Kansas City area. This professional will be responsible for performing secretarial office duties as assigned. Such duties include answering phones, greeting visitors, data entry, business letters, filing, record checking, purchase orders, matching receipts and reconciling accounts, inventory, process attendance records, some graphic design, and ordering supplies. Will assist in tours and setting up meetings, appointments and calendars, and communication materials.

High School Diploma required, BS degree in related field preferred. Expertise of Microsoft Office, and adobe necessary, and ability to work with design software considered a plus. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. Must have prior office experience, strong attention to detail, and ability to maintain confidentiality of records. Candidate must be task oriented, yet personable with excellent communication skills.

Job type: Full-time, Monday - Friday. Flexibility offered and will consider 4-day work week.

All placement fees for these positions are  paid by the employers.  No fee is ever charged to an applicant.

Submit confidential resume/credentials to  info@hradvantageweb.net.

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Elizabeth Hurst,  MBA, BA
Business Development Manager
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