Month

January 2020
Q:        Our District plans to solicit bids for construction of a new elementary school. It is estimated that the cost of the facility will reach several million dollars. Are there any laws from the recent legislative session that would require the District to update its RFP and/or contract based on the estimated cost? A:        Yes....
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Q:        It has been brought to my attention that as an employer of CDL drivers, we are now required to register with the Drug and Alcohol Clearing House. Is this true, and if so, what does it entail?   A:        Yes, it is true. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration now requires all employers of CDL...
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Q:        I have a new employee with a seizure disorder. She has requested the use of a service animal – a dog that is trained to detect and respond to her seizures. We’ve never had this request before and I’m reeling with all the implications of a dog on campus. Do I have to consider...
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Q:        Our Human Resources department reminded us that the new overtime rule just took effect on January 1, 2020. What exactly did it do? A:        The new overtime rule increases the minimum salary threshold for employees to be classified as “exempt” from $23,660 per year ($455 per week) to $35,568 per year ($684...
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