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Employment Law Posters
Employment Law Posters

Some statutes and regulations enforced by the US Department of Labor and the State of Alaska Department of Labor require that specific notices be provided to employees and/or posted in the workplace.  It is the responsibility of the employer to make sure that these notices are appropriately posted and kept up to date. As an employer, you may receive solicitations…

Cyberbullying on the Rise
Cyberbullying on the Rise

You’ve seen the news stories and headlines. Maybe you’ve noticed it within your school or district. Incidents and reports of cyberbullying are on the rise: Reports of cyberbullying increased to 15.3% during the 2016/17 school year, compared to 11.5% during the 2014/15 school year. One third of middle & high school students report dealing with cyberbullying at least once a…

Attorney Fee Reimbursement
Attorney Fee Reimbursement

Did you know … APEI will reimburse members for some legal expenses related to consultations regarding employee terminations and reports of potential child abuse. In order to assist our members in addressing these issues legally and appropriately, APEI provides reimbursement for legal advice to help them make informed decisions about action to be taken. APEI will reimburse a member for…

Inspect Your Fire Extinguishers
Inspect Your Fire Extinguishers

It’s easy to do, but often forgotten. OSHA regulations require employers to visually inspect each of their fire extinguishers once a month. This simple check can significantly reduce damages and even save lives in the event of a fire. Simply do the following: Ensure the fire extinguishers are mounted in their proper place Make sure nothing blocks access to the…

National Safety Month 2019
National Safety Month 2019

According to the National Safety Council (NSC), a worker is injured on the job every seven seconds in the United States. That is why the National Safety Council and safety professionals around the country are working to prevent these injuries. One of the ways that the NSC promotes safety is through National Safety Month which takes place during the month…

Form I-9 Employer Guidelines
Form I-9 Employer Guidelines

Form I-9 is used for verifying the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for employment. All US employers must ensure proper completion of Form I-9 for each individual they hire. Incomplete, incorrect or missing Forms I-9 can result in monetary penalties to your organization. Instructions for completing Form I-9 are available at the US Citizenship and Immigration Services website.…

Employee Telecommuting Guidelines
Employee Telecommuting Guidelines

With challenges in hiring in our smaller communities, employers may look for creative ways to recruit or retain workers, especially those with specific skills that are more difficult to fill. One option they may consider is allowing an employee to work from a remote location; perhaps in another Alaskan city, or even another state. This type of arrangement is referred…

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

According to the National Safety Council, at least nine Americans die and 100 are injured in distracted driving crashes every day. More than 400,000 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2018 alone. Cell phones, dashboard touchscreens, voice commands and other in-vehicle technologies pose a threat to our safety. The consequences of those distractions are not worth the convenience…

FMLA Resources for Employers
FMLA Resources for Employers

The Family and Medical Leave Act presents a variety of challenges for employers due to the complexity of the law. The US Department of Labor website has a variety of resources available to employers to provide guidance in navigating the law’s many requirements. The following is a list of some of the resources that APEI most commonly refers employers to.…