eBrief – February 9, 2018

 If You Think Employee Discrimination Will Not Affect Your Organization, Think Again! Did you know that workplace discrimination against employees costs businesses an estimated $64 billion annually in the US? According to a report by the Center for American Progress, workplaces discriminating against their employees on the basis of race, gender or sexual orientation incur costs...

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eBrief – January 22, 2018

  IRS Extends Due Date for Employers and Providers to Issue Health Coverage Forms to Individuals The IRS announced today that it has extended the 2018 due date for certain entities to provide 2017 health coverage information forms to individuals. Insurers, self-insuring employers, other coverage providers, and applicable large employers now have until March...

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eBrief – December 15, 2017

ORM 300-A DEADLINE REMINDER:   Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses The Injury Tracking Application (ITA) is accessible from the ITA launch page, where you can provide the Agency your 2016 OSHA Form 300A information. The date by which certain employers are required to submit to OSHA the information from their completed 2016 Form 300A has been...

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eBrief – November 20, 2017

Why Workplace Harassment Persists-And What Employers Can Do About It   Complaints of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct have dominated the news recently with allegations ranging from sexual threats, to groping, to sexual assault.  While the allegations have made the news because they involve people in the entertainment industry and politics...READ...

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eBrief – November 8, 2017

New EEOC Online Public Portal Up and Running   On November 1, 2017, the EEOC launched a Public Portal that gives online access to people inquiring about discrimination. The secure online system makes both EEOC information and a person's own charge information available whenever and wherever it's convenient for that person. ...READ MORE   Pharmacy...

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eBrief – February 21, 2017

Workers at Boeing's South Carolina Plant Reject Union Boeing Co (BA.N) handily defeated a union drive by workers at the company's aircraft factory in South Carolina on Wednesday, as almost three-quarters of workers at the plant who voted rejected union representation. READ MORE     Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch Seen as...

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eBrief – February 1, 2017

FEBRUARY 2017 HR & MANAGEMENT TO-DO LIST OSHA 300-A summary must be posted no later than February 1 for 2016 records and keep the posting in place until April 30. Browse our February training schedule for upcoming programs dealing with Supervisory Development, Strategic Results & Business Alignment, and Powered Industrial Trucks that can help with the...

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eBrief – January 23, 2017

New I-9 Form to be used as of January 22, 2017   Federal law requires that every employer who recruits, refers for a fee, or hires an individual for employment in the U.S. must complete Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Form I-9 will help you verify your employee's identity and employment authorization.  A new form, in which the changes were designed to reduce...

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eBrief – January 6, 2017

JANUARY 2017 HR & MANAGEMENT TO-DO LIST   Write out your specific goals for 2017 and a strategic plan to move forward with a method to measure your accomplishments. Winter/Snow and attendance policy - brush off and talk with your employees - HR Answers Now has sample policies: 40,734 - Policy: Sample Absence Policies (members only access - must be logged in to...

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eBrief – December 19, 2016

Persuader Rule Deemed Unlawful In great news for business owners and employers everywhere, a U.S. District Court Judge in Texas likely just put a permanent stop to one of the Obama Administration's most controversial, speech-stifling labor policies. On Wednesday, Senior U.S. District Court Judge Samuel Cummings issued an injunction of the so-called "persuader rule," which essentially...

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