August 2016, Vol. 2

ESSA parent notification requirements

Are districts still required to send parents notices regarding teacher qualifications? We answer and explain in great detail for this month's Q&A!

Family roles, lack of mentorship among reasons behind female superintendent imbalance

In the summer edition of the HR Exchange, TASB HR Services published a report identifying trends among male and female superintendents. This follow-up goes into more detail on why the gap exists.

Be aware of recent EEOC compliance regulations for employer wellness plans

As employer wellness programs have grown in numbers and sophistication, the EEOC has developed guidance on how these programs should comply with the ADA rule. Here are highlights of the requirements that your wellness program needs to follow.

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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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