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► OSHA Form 300A Electronic Filing Deadline

February 21, 2019

March 2, 2019, is the deadline for employers to electronically report their OSHA Form 300A data for calendar year 2018. Covered establishments are only required to electronically submit information from the OSHA Form 300A (Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses). OSHA published a ...

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► 6 Things to Consider About Employee Wellness Programs

February 20, 2019

According to Deloitte research , the corporate wellness market is projected to be worth $11.3 billion by 2021, and two-thirds of organizations inside the United States already claim that well-being programs are a critical part of their employment brand and culture.  If you’re a ...

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► Job Descriptions: Should They Be Left on The Backburner?

February 18, 2019

Should employers put off writing job descriptions and just deal with them later? The short answer is “no”— you need lean, practical job descriptions that accurately reflect essential job duties. They serve an important, if not necessary, function in virtually every significant ...

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► 2019's Top 10 Regulatory Issues for Employers

February 13, 2019

What are the top 10 regulatory issues for employers in 2019? Paychex has crunched the numbers and generated the following list. “This new year brings with it a new class of legislators and a set of issues—both new and old—that these legislators will focus on at the federal, ...

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► What Employers Need to Know About E-verify Before Enrolling

February 12, 2019

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has increased employers’ Form I-9 audits by 60% in the current fiscal year. Consequently, many employers are considering enrolling in E-Verify, which could assist them in verifying their new employees’ employability and decrease the risk ...

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► Labor Department Eases Restrictions on Tipped Employees

February 7, 2019

Employers in the hospitality industry have long struggled to follow the U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) guidance limiting the circumstances under which they may take a "tip credit" toward their employees' federal minimum wage. New DOL guidance eases the restrictions on tip ...

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► Telecommuting: Will It Solve All of Your Workplace Problems?

January 28, 2019

Everybody loves telecommuting and has nothing but great things to say about it. According to many articles you read these days, it's clearly every employee's dream. But is telecommuting really the key to happiness for employees and employers? Maybe. An Arrangement with Many Different ...

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► Court Rules the ADEA Applies to All Public Employers

January 22, 2019

In a unanimous ruling, the United States Supreme Court recently held that the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) applies to all public employers, even those with fewer than 20 employees. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg authored the 8-0 opinion in Mount Lemmon Fire District v. Guido, ...

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► Noncompliant Wellness Incentives Can Bring Hefty DOL Fines

January 21, 2019

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is stepping up enforcement of the limits on permissible wellness incentives. For example, Dorel Juvenile Group Inc. agreed to pay a $14,563.50 penalty and to return a total of $145,635 in tobacco surcharges to employees who originally had to pay them ( Acosta v. ...

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► List of Top 10 Mistakes to Avoid in the New Year

January 17, 2019

It’s hard to believe another year is now behind us and a new one has begun. As part of my personal year-end celebration, I have prepared an informal ranking of the top mistakes I’ve tried to help clients avoid, correct, or defend in the past 12 months. I figured this might be a good ...

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