October 2020
HR & Safety News, Insights and Updates
Consultstu LLC delivers fractional human resources services to small/mid businesses.
Our monthly newsletter keeps keeps clients and friends up to date on important
law updates, news and trends. 
6 Ways Investing in HR Improves Business Results
Research shows that companies that invest in HR and concentrate on improving HR practices are able to improve overall market value. As we work with our clients, we find that timely and affordable fractional HR services deliver the following positive results.

CBD Products and Drug Testing
Will the use of CBD oils, lotions and pills cause a positive drug test under a Florida Drug-Free Workplace policy?

IRS Extends 1095C form distribution deadline to 3/2/2021
The IRS announced it would extend the deadline for employers to provide employees with a copy of their 1095-C or 1095-B reporting form, as required by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), from Jan. 31, 2021, to March 2, 2021.

Orlando Contractor Paid Flat Day Rate, not OT; Settles Lawsuit
US Aluminum Services Corp. – a residential aluminum construction contractor based in Orlando, Florida – will pay 19 employees $32,702 in owed wages for violating overtime and recordkeeping rules. If your company uses day rates, here is how to do it properly.

Does your Company perform services for Publix Super Markets?
The Publix Supplier Agreement requires an independent Annual Immigration Law Certification. We are experienced reviewers of immigration compliance and will complete your Publix required immigration I9 review in an affordable, time-sensitive manner.

HR Question: Can an employee refuse FMLA leave?
Once the employer has acquired knowledge that the leave is being taken for an FMLA-qualifying reason, the employer must designate the absence as FMLA leave. 29 C.F.R. 825.301(a). So depending on what the company "knows"