March 2019



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State-Law Savvy:
How to Find and Follow State Employment Laws
Employment laws have been created to protect workers from wrongdoing in the workplace. T hese laws have been constructed to protect both the employee and the employer. In the United States, the relationship between employer and employee is known as a "master-servant" situation because the employee is expected to perform specified duties under the auspices of the employer. Labor laws have been created to prevent employers from abusing their power. These laws continue to be created and modified with the changing times.

VBA Extern:
Zee Mahmood
Zee Mahmood is a 4th year affiliate student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, originally from Saint Matthew's University. While at SMU, Zee served in leadership roles such as SAVMA President, SVECCS President, and Class Representative among others. A few of his various certifications include the VBMA Business Certificate, Fear-Free Handling for Veterinary Professionals, and UIUC Clinical Small Animal Dentistry. He has also has worked as a contributing author to Veterinary Practice News and IDEXX Pet Health Network. Zee loves many aspects of vet med, but his ultimate goal is practice ownership. He is particularly interested in financial management and leadership strategies. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, experiencing new cultures via international travel, and also drawing and painting, of which he hopes to someday have his work featured on the cover of JAVMA. 
In This Issue
NJ Family Leave Act
Reprinted with Permission from
Ogletree Deakins
On February 19, 2019, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation that amends and significantly expands New Jersey's existing Family Leave Act (NJFLA) and Family Leave Insurance law (NJFLI). Here are some of the key changes resulting from the amendment.

Employee Career Development

Should you invest in employee training and career development while we are still waiting for the economy to turn around? Despite economic uncertainty, business savvy Practice Owners know that learning matters and is the key to survival, recovery and future growth. What are the factors that influence a Practice's need for providing training/career development?  

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