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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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MODEL NOTICES OF HEALTH COVERAGE OPTIONS IN SPANISH

June 24, 2013

Last month, we reported on new health care notices released by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) that employers must provide to employees by October 1, 2013. The DOL’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) has now issued these model notices in a Spanish language version. ...

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NEW FACT SHEET ON IDENTIFYING WORKPLACE HAZARDS

June 20, 2013

A new OSHA Fact Sheet describes some common program elements of Injury and Illness Prevention Programs and how to implement them. These systematic programs allow employers on an ongoing basis to find and fix workplace hazards before workers are hurt or become ill. OSHA maintains that a ...

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RESTAURANT TO PAY $52,000 FOR ILLEGAL TIP POOL

June 18, 2013

An Ohio restaurant that maintained an illegal tip pool where management deducted wages from tipped employees to pay nontipped employees will pay nearly $52,000 for violating federal wage and hour laws. Sanchez Corp., which operates as Rancho Fiesta Restaurant in Mansfield, Ohio, was subject to ...

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HEAT SAFETY APP TO PROTECT WORKERS

June 12, 2013

With temperatures rising across the nation, employers have a useful resource available to help protect their workers. The OSHA Heat Safety “app” can be used to calculate the heat index for work locations and get reminders about how to prevent heat illness on the job.* OSHA's ...

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