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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.…

Legal Interview Questions
Legal Interview Questions

When conducting interviews with potential job candidates, it is important to know how to conduct lawful interviews and avoid questions that may be considered discriminatory. Laws that pertain to interview questions include: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (race, color, religion, national origin, sex) Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Immigration Reform…

Volunteer Medical Coverage
Volunteer Medical Coverage

Volunteers are a vital part of every community. From helping to install the playground equipment at the school, to picking up trash throughout the City, volunteers have an enormous impact throughout Alaska. APEI values the work of volunteers who participate throughout the community and the Liability policy provides volunteer coverage to APEI members at no cost. This volunteer coverage helps…