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How Should I Handle Commissions for a Salesperson Who Quit?

Question: We had a salesperson quit recently. We want to make sure that we pay them fairly, but also don’t […]

How do we tell an employee who’s applied for a promotion that they are not up to the task?

An employee asks for a promotion, but you feel they are not up to the task. Brooke Duncan, ACCA legal consultant, shares the best way to turn them down.

What’s the difference between exempt and non-exempt employees?

Determining which employees are exempt versus non-exempt–meaning exempt from minimum wage and overtime, or non-exempt, meaning minimum wage and overtime are required–is tricky and potentially expensive if we get it wrong. This brief article helps contractors understand the difference and avoid needless legal entanglements.

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Mr. Potatohead!

Find out what HVAC employers and managers need to know about sexual harassment from ACCA’s Legaltools Counsel, Brooke Duncan.

Paying Employees for Answering Messages After Hours

Question: If an employee, particularly an hourly paid employee, receives and responds to e-mails and/or texts on his/her time after hours, […]

Can a Workers’ Comp Claim Hurt the Sale of My Business?

Question: One of my techs injured himself and is out on workers’ compensation and I don’t think the guy is coming back […]

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Does My Company Have to Report Injuries to Our Worker’s Comp Carrier?

Find out if your HVAC business can lawfully terminate an employee for falsifying the date that an injury happened from ACCA’s LegalTools Counsel, Brooke Duncan III.

Paying Employees For Time Spent on Social Media

Question: If an employee, particularly an hourly paid employee, receives and responds to e-mails and/or texts on his/her time after […]

How Am I Supposed to Handle Compensation for Travel Time?

Question: We pay a flat daily amount of $15 to our techs which we call a “travel fee.” Should this payment […]

How HVAC Contractors Can Handle Third-Party Sexual Harassment

How many times have you had a technician return from a service call and report an uncomfortable interaction with a […]

Can Employers Make Vaccines Mandatory in COVID-19?

Question: Things seem to be calming down some, thank goodness, relating to COVID-19 and the avalanche of guidance and regulations and […]

Independent Contractor VS. Employee

Question: Is it legal to hire someone for 30 days as an independent contractor and then switch them to employee status […]

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