- CAPLAW's Employer Smarts Program
CAPLAW has teamed up with the national employment law firm of Fisher & Phillips LLP to create the Employer Smarts Program, offering our members an array of reasonably-priced legal services. CAPLAW works with its members on a range of employment law issues. We understand that lack of access to an attorney and Community Action Agency (CAA) budget limitations can be challenging.
- CAPLAW Health Reform Information
The Health Care Reform Information page compiles information for both consumers and employers from various outside sources. Access legal alerts, health reform guides, summaries, timelines, fact sheets and more.
- CAPLAW Employment Law Q&A
May CAAs require exempt employees to record their hours worked or will doing so undermine
the salary-basis test for their exemption from the minimum wage and overtime requirements of
the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)?
- CAPLAW Employment Law Audio Conferences
View the CAPLAW audio conference archives for a variety of past audio conference and webinars on employment law topics.
- CAPLAW Employment Articles
View a library of CAPLAW articles on employment related topics.
Affordable Care Act Resources
- U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Affordable Care Act (ACA) Compliance Assistance
This webpage includes links to a variety of resources and is organized by topics which include, ninety day waiting periods, wellness plans, FAQs, coverage of preventive services, automatic enrollment, summary of benefits and coverage, essential health benefits, etc.
- Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Affordable Care Act (ACA) Tax Provisions
This webpage lists ACA Tax Provisions and provides links to the IRS’s ACA homepage as well as to treasury regulations, IRS notices, FAQs, etc. This site also includes information on medical loss ratio, reporting health coverage on W2s, minimum value, information reporting, Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), health insurance premium tax credit, individual shared responsibility provision (individual mandate), group health plan requirements, employer shared responsibility payment (Pay or Play), etc.
- U.S. Small Business Administration’s Health Care Information
This webpage provides guidance relating to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) based on the size of a business (i.e., what the ACA means for self-employed, employers of fewer than 25, employers with up to 50, employers of 50 or more). It also offers a timeline of the effective dates of the reform and links to laws, regulations and guidance.
- Ballard Spahr’s Health Care Reform Dashboard
This webpage links to the law firm Ballard Spahr’s alerts on health care reform. It also contains a tracker that lists government actions taken to implement the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including notices, policy statements, and regulations as well as links to the state exchanges.
- U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) Employer Information
The EEOC enforces Federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination. These laws protect employees and job applicants against employment discrimination when it involves: (1) unfair treatment because of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information; (2) harassment by managers, co-workers, or others in the workplace, because of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information; (3) denial of a reasonable workplace accommodation that the employee needs because of religious beliefs or disability and (4) retaliation because the employee complained about job discrimination, or assisted with a job discrimination investigation or lawsuit. This webpage offers employers information regarding: the EEOC charge handling process; how claims are resolved; types of discrimination/prohibited practices; law, regulations and policy guidance.
Wage and Hour
- U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Wage and Hour Compliance Assistance
This webpage provides resources for ensuring compliance with the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The site includes: an overview of overtime pay and hours worked, FLSA fact sheets, Q&As, posters, interpretive guidance such as handbooks, opinions and bulletins, E-tools offering ways to calculate hours worked and overtime payments, and links to laws and regulations.
- Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
JAN is one of several services provided by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. Working toward practical solutions that benefit both employer and employee, JAN shows employers how to capitalize on the value and talent that people with disabilities add to the workplace. The employer webpage includes a searchable online accommodation resource, a practical guide to reasonable accommodations, accommodation ideas, and an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) library.
- American Defamation League (ADL) Religious Accommodation in the Workplace
ADL is a human relations agency that fights against civil rights violations such as anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry. This guide by ADL gives an overview of providing religious accommodations in the workplace including the applicable law, reasonable accommodations, and the undue hardship analysis. The guide includes numerous Q&As such as what constitutes a religious belief, whether employees may wear religious articles and whether a company can allow prayer groups. It contains information on religious harassment and retaliation along with sample accommodation scenarios.
- A Guide to Employee Benefits Administration and Leaves of Absence
This webpage links to the law firm Littler Mendelson’s guide to employee benefits and leave and offers an overview of the different laws governing employee leave and how these laws interact. The guide also addresses when employers are required to continue benefits if the employee was working prior to requesting leave.
- U.S. Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy Guidance
This webpage provides a brief overview of employee leave provided for by the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and state worker’s compensation laws. The site also discusses how medical and disability-related leave laws Intersect
- U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) FMLA Compliance Assistance
This webpage provides resources for ensuring compliance with the federal FMLA. The site includes: general guidance regarding FMLA eligibility, employee rights and employer responsibilities; facts sheets; the FMLA poster; forms (such as medical certifications, designation notice, etc.); and the laws and regulations.
- Sample FMLA policy from the law firm Goodwin Procter
- Sample FMLA policy from law firm Wooden McLaughlin
- Leave as a Reasonable Accommodation under the ADA
An article published by the American Bar Association which explains the situations when an employer may be required to offer leave under the ADA as a reasonable accommodation, the interplay between the FMLA and the ADA, the undue hardship analysis under the ADA and what types of employer personnel policies violate the ADA.
- U.S. Department of Labors (DOL) Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) Compliance Assistance
This webpage provides an overview of an employer’s obligation under the USERRA to reemploy an employee returning from an extended leave period resulting from the employee being a member of the uniformed services. The site also offers USERRA fact sheets, poster, and links to the laws and regulations.
- A Guide to Employee Benefits Administration and Leaves of Absence
Other Employment Law Resources
- Fisher & Phillips LLP
Fisher & Phillips is a law firm devoted exclusively to assisting employers in labor and employment matters, including non-profit tax-exempt organizations. With a nationwide practice and over 275 attorneys, Fisher & Phillips is well-positioned to assist CAAs and offer a variety of resources and training opportunities through their Knowledge Center.
- National Immigration Law Center
Provides information and resources about immigrants and employment.
- Social Security Administration (SSA) No-Match Letters
Information from the National Immigration Law Center on SSA No-Match Letters from the National Immigration Law Center.
- HIPPA Primer
Read the HIPAA Primer for Nonprofit Social Services Agencies from the Pro Bono Partnership and Dechert LLP.
- ADA Act Online Employment Course
Take the New England ADA Center's free, self-paced course on the employment requirements in Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The course will take approximately 2.5 hours to complete and can be paused at any time.