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Hiring Youth Workers: Do You Know the Rules?

[Author: Bob Evnen | 2015; R-2017 | Keywords: Human Resources, Youth, Employment] School is nearly out, which means young people will be seeking summer jobs. The employment of people under the age of 18 comes with several rules and is closely regulated by both the federal and state governments. Following is a brief outline to… Read More »

Complying with Child Labor Laws

By Lesley Sifers, Tax Favored Benefits, Inc. [Author: Lesley Sifers | 2007; R-2018 | Keywords: Human Resources, Youth, Employment] As the end of the school year fast approaches, many of you will consider hiring students for summer jobs. I commend you. Working is a lot better for kids than “hanging out” all summer. However, you… Read More »

INEDA Supports Commonsense Repair Solutions

Ever since the introduction of a so-called “Right to Repair” bill in the Nebraska Legislature in 2015, INEDA has been working closely with the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and the Equipment Dealers Association (EDA) to provide industry-wide support for onboard diagnostics and repair information for users of powered equipment. We encourage you to view… Read More »

Overtime Exemptions from the Fair Labors Standards Act

[2017; R-2017 | Keywords: Overtime Exemptions, Overtime, FLSA] The Fair Standards Act provides that employers subject to its provisions must pay its employees the specified minimum wage and overtime compensation. There are various exemptions from the Act, or portions of the Act, which are based on factors such as type of business activity, the amount… Read More »

Connecting with Colleges

[Source: INEDA, 07.17 | Keywords: Ag Education, College] What is the average age of your technicians? If your shop matches the national average, thereís a good chance that many of them will be leaving soon.  According to DieselTechJobs.com, as many as half of the mechanics working today are expected to retire within 10 years, which… Read More »

Making Ag Education COOL

Making Ag Education COOL

[Source: INEDA, 07.17 | Keywords: Ag Education, FFA] When Matthew Eddy first started teaching 19 years ago, he never thought it would become a career. “I always say I showed up teaching agriculture by chance but have stayed by choice,” said Eddy, Southeast Polk High School’s ag instructor and FFA advisor. “I discovered that I… Read More »