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VETS 100/100A REPORTS DUE SEPTEMBER 30

August 13, 2013

The filing deadline for VETS-100 and VETS-100A reporting is September 30, 2013. The Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) annually collects from federal contractors and subcontractors the number of employees in their workforces, by job category and ...

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NLRB HAS FIVE SENATE CONFIRMED MEMBERS

August 9, 2013

For the first time in a decade, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has a full quota of five Senate confirmed members. Four new members, all nominated by President Barack Obama and confirmed last month by the U.S. Senate, have been sworn into office. NLRB Chairman Mark Gaston Pearce was ...

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DECEMBER 1ST HAZARDOUS COMMUNICATIONS TRAINING DEADLINE

August 5, 2013

As previously reported , in 2012 the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) revised its “Hazard Communication Standard,” aligning it with the United Nations' global chemical labeling system. Under the revised standard, employers are required to train employees on the ...

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AVOIDING DISCRIMINATION LAWSUITS IN THE HIRING PROCESS

July 29, 2013

Employment discrimination lawsuits continue to demonstrate an upward trend of EEOC’s charge filings and litigation. At the same time, these cases offer warning examples to employers on how to avoid lawsuits. Three recent hiring discrimination lawsuits involving male employees, female ...

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EEO-1 REPORT DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 30

July 22, 2013

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently announced that it has completed its mailing of the 2013 EEO-1 survey Notification Letters. The EEO-1 is an annual survey that requires certain private employers and federal government contractors to file the EEO-1 report. The filing of ...

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NEW VIDEO FOCUSES ON HEALTH CARE CHANGES

July 16, 2013

The Kaiser Family Foundation has released a new animated video that explains many of the upcoming changes in health care law.  Kaiser is a non-profit, private operating foundation focusing on major health care issues and health policy analysis. The Foundation also publishes information and ...

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TIPS FOR EMPLOYERS WHO OUTSOURCE PAYROLL DUTIES

July 12, 2013

The IRS has issued tips for employers who outsource their payroll and related tax duties to third-party payers such as payroll service providers and reporting agents. While most of these providers are reputable and provide good service, the IRS warns that some are dishonest and have been ...

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FAQ: SEXUAL HARASSMENT

July 10, 2013

Question: what is sexual harassment and does it include offhand comments or teasing? Answer: Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that is prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 . Harassment can include unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, ...

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HEALTH CARE LAW: EMPLOYER PENALTIES DELAYED ONE YEAR

July 3, 2013

The Obama administration has announced a one year delay before employer penalties under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will take effect. The ACA penalties or “employer shared responsibilities” were scheduled to go into effect on January 1, 2014.  The new effective date will be ...

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SUPREME COURT ISSUES DOUBLE WIN FOR EMPLOYERS

June 26, 2013

This week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued two opinions favorable to employers. Both decisions will make it harder for employees to prove employment discrimination. In each case, the rulings were decided by a 5-to-4 majority with dissenting members of the Court calling on Congress to fix what they ...

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