Are you worried about business compliance in the ever-changing realm of government laws and regulations? We compiled your most likely headaches when it comes to local and federal compliance for your business and HR staff. Things like ACA, the new marriage ruling, FLSA, etc. are all top priorities. As we head into the 4th quarter […]
During your interviews, you’re trying to gather as much information as possible from each candidate. You’ve probably looked over their resume, called their references, and compiled a list of questions to ask come interview time. Most of those questions are valid and perfectly legal, but can you confidently say that every single one is in […]
Have You Heard? Changes to Exempt Classification You may have recently heard all the talk about the Department of Labor changes to Exempt Classifications and proposed changes to the salary threshold for exempt employees. It is closer to becoming a reality. The proposed changes on the horizon are: Seeking to increase the white collar salary […]
The DOL’s latest FAQ No. 27 on Obamacare has handed down the word on Embedded vs. Non-Embedded family health plans and is causing a lot of employers to re-examine their 2016 health plans. In 2016, new out-of-pocket limits will take effect for non-grandfathered health plans. The single coverage limit rises to $6,850, and the family […]
Thank you for following the Employers Resource five part series, “What’s on the Fed’s Radar?” If you missed them or need a refresher, you can find parts 1 and 2 at the links below. What’s on the Fed’s Radar? Part 1 – FLSA Compliance What’s on the Fed’s Radar? Part 2 – OSHA Check back […]
Here we are, presenting Part 2 of our 4 part series, What’s on the Fed’s Radar? This week we’re talking about OSHA compliance. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration works to ensure safe and healthy working conditions for Americans by enforcing standards and providing safety training. Sometimes those standards change and we are here to […]
Employment law compliance — do you know what your state employment laws look like? There are a lot of details to look at when owning and operating a business. Some that are worth your time, and some that are not. Savvy business owners know how to prioritize what merits their attention and what does not. […]
For some time now, Employers Resource Safety and Loss Control manager have been speaking to groups of business owners and managers about the increased compliance enforcement activity exhibited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We’ve been telling anyone who will listen about the 13% increase in the number of OSHA inspectors (130-160 NEW boots on the ground), the stepped up inspection program, and the issuance of citations for even the most minor of infractions.
Last year, employers paid out nearly $180 million in back wages to more than 208,000 employees in minimum wage and overtime claims as a result of federal wage and hour law violations. With the number of complaints registered increasing more than 34% from 2008 to 2010 (24,000 to 32,000 cases annually), this trend is expected to grow again in 2011.