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REPORT ON OBSTACLES FACING WOMEN IN FEDERAL WORKPLACE

January 22, 2014

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued a comprehensive report addressing major obstacles hindering equal opportunities for women in the federal workforce. The report, prepared by an internal agency work group, is based upon in-depth research and widespread consultations ...

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NEW WEB RESOURCE TO PROTECT HOSPITAL WORKERS

January 20, 2014

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently launched a new educational web resource to help hospitals prevent worker injuries. The web page has extensive materials including fact books, self-assessments and best practice guides to assess ...

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NLRB POSTING RULE ABANDONED

January 15, 2014

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has announced it will not seek Supreme Court review of two Court of Appeals decisions invalidating the NLRB’s posting rule requiring private sector employers to post a notice of employee rights under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) in the ...

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CAL/OSHA POSTING DEADLINE

January 13, 2014

Employers with 11 or more employees, whose businesses are subject to Cal/OSHA recordkeeping requirements, must post annual injury/illness summaries for the preceding year from February 1 through April 30 using Cal/OSHA Form 300A. Throughout the year, covered employers are required to log ...

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POSTING DEADLINE FOR OSHA FORM 300A

January 13, 2014

Employers with 11 or more employees, whose businesses are subject to OSHA recordkeeping requirements, must post annual injury/illness summaries for the preceding year from February 1 through April 30 using OSHA Form 300A. Throughout the year, covered employers are required to log job-related ...

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IRS FORM W-4 FOR 2014

January 6, 2014

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released the 2014 Form W-4, Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate . Employers use the W-4 Form to determine how much federal income tax to deduct from employees’ pay. Form W-4 Basics All newly hired employees must complete Form W-4 ...

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PAYROLL REMINDERS FOR 2014

December 23, 2013

As the New Year begins, employers and HR managers need to be aware of certain payroll obligations as well as regulatory changes for 2014.  Employers should communicate these payroll issues to employees as appropriate, either in person or in a written notice included with paychecks. Bulletin ...

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BUSINESS MUST REINSTATE NURSING MOTHER

December 20, 2013

An employer who fired a nursing mother for complaining about not being allowed the time or a suitable place to express breast milk for her baby must pay back wages and reinstate the employee. An investigation by the Wage and Hour Division began in August after the employee was fired from a ...

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SILICA RULEMAKING FACT SHEETS

December 19, 2013

Fact sheets on OSHA's proposed rule for respirable silica are now available in both English and Spanish , including information for the construction industry, general industry and maritime, and small businesses. About 1.85 million workers are currently exposed to respirable crystalline ...

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EMPLOYER SUED FOR DENYING FMLA LEAVE

December 17, 2013

An Ohio employer faces a lawsuit for firing a worker who took leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to care for an ill child. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) filed the suit in federal District Court seeking back wages, liquidated damages and employment reinstatement on behalf of ...

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