News and Updates
January 28th, 2014
President Obama plans to sign an executive order requiring that certain federal contract workers be paid at least $10.10 an hour for work on future contracts. It is expected that the executive order will cover workers who perform services, including janitors and construction workers that currently earn less than $10.10 per hour.
The order, which President Obama will highlight in his annual State of the Union address, is meant to underscore an increased [read more]
September 20, 2013
Ms. Valdez was a presenter at the Accounting & Financial Women's Alliance Las Cruces Chapter seminar on Continuing Professional Education.
Ms. Valdez spoke on the topic of Employer Shared Responsibility Provisions of the Affordable Care Act in addition to providing an update on applicable provisions of the Affordable Care Act.
Just a friendly reminder: This is an Obamacare requirement that several employers are not aware applies to them because they have less than 50 employees or are simply unaware of the upcoming deadline. So, please spread the word...
If you employ one person or more and your business is subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), you are required to provide notification to all full-time and part-time employees of health insurance coverage options under the newly created Healt [read more]
August 28, 2013
Diana M. Valdez, attorney at the Law Office of Diana Macias Valdez, PLLC, recently spoke on ethics from a human resources perspective at an event designed to promote ethics in El Paso's Non-Profit sector. The event was hosted by the El Paso Community Foundation, Hunt Family Foundation, El Paso del Norte Health Foundation, Rio Grande Cancer Foundation, and United Way of El Paso County. Ms. Valdez spoke along with CPA Roxie Samaniego of White & Samaniego & [read more]