August 2016, Vol. 1

Peering into the crystal ball: Seven predictions for HR in 2016–17

While predicting the future sounds like the stuff of horoscopes and psychics, anticipating what’s headed our way can help us be prepared for the possible challenges. What’s in store for HR in 2016-17? Let’s take a look into our crystal ball.

Frequently asked questions about the FLSA rules changes

Understanding how the new FLSA rules will impact your district can be confusing and overwhelming. Don't worry—we're here to help with answers to 26 of your most frequently asked questions.

How districts are promoting wellness in the workplace

Employee health is kind of a big deal. Most districts are aware of that fact. Here's what some districts are doing to ensure the well-being of their staff.

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Upcoming Events
Understanding Wage and Hour Law
Sept. 29, 2016

ESC 9—Wichita Falls

Understanding the basic components of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) can reduce the district’s risk for wage and hour complaints and costly penalties. The keys to success are ensuring exemption tests are correctly applied, correctly identifying compensable time, and compensating nonexempt employees appropriately when overtime is worked.

Get a Grip on the Family and Medical Leave Act
Oct. 12, 2016

ESC 3—Victoria

Every leave request is unique, so how do you get a grip on all the rules for applying and processing family and medical leave? Using actual situations in exercises and case studies, participants will learn how to apply the FMLA regulations, identify potential problem areas, and develop procedures for administering family and medical leave. Scenarios related to standard FMLA, leave for qualifying exigency, and military caregiver leave will be used to discover answers to the most frequently asked family and medical leave questions.

Understanding Wage and Hour Law
Oct. 26, 2016

ESC 18—Midland

Understanding the basic components of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) can reduce the district’s risk for wage and hour complaints and costly penalties. The keys to success are ensuring exemption tests are correctly applied, correctly identifying compensable time, and compensating nonexempt employees appropriately when overtime is worked.

Texas School HR Administrators Academy (HR Academy)
Oct. 31, 2016

October 31-November 1, 2016
Austin Marriott North

Be prepared to hit the ground running, not one step behind! Co-sponsored by TASB and the Texas Association of School Personnel Administrators (TASPA), the HR Academy provides new administrators with the information and resources they need to meet the new challenges of a career in HR. Experienced attorneys, school human resource administrators, and human resource consultants will present topic sessions on the primary HR functions and critical issues every new administrator encounters. A notebook of resources is included in the registration fee.

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