OSHA Releases Comprehensive Safety Resource for Healthcare Industry

Dec 17, 2015

On Dec. 1, 2015, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) unveiled a new website titled “Worker Safety in Hospitals.” The website is a comprehensive source of workplace ...

Five Tips for Employers Completing Forms under the Affordable Care Act

Dec 11, 2015

While many employer requirements under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have been delayed, there are still key forms that must be filed by early 2016. Applicable Large Employers (ALE), or employers who ...

How to Avoid a Hangover Lawsuit from a Workplace Holiday Party

Dec 10, 2015

‘Tis the season for workplace holiday parties, which can bring about questionable and awkward behavior as co-workers mingle with alcohol. In order to prevent a legal hangover, employers should ...

Penalties for OSHA Violations to Increase by 80%

Nov 16, 2015

For the first time in 25 years, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fines will increase – by 80 percent. On Nov. 2, President Obama signed the new budget into law. The budget ...

Year-End Qualified Retirement Plan Compliance Checklist

Nov 11, 2015

Employer retirement plan sponsors must be aware of the year-end notice, filing, operational compliance, and amendment deadlines to ensure continued tax qualification and legal compliance for Year-End ...

After the Debate: What You Need to Know about the H-1B Work Visa

Oct 29, 2015

During last night’s Republican Presidential debate, the H-1B work visa took front stage. Why? Because the H-1B visa is one of the most common visas employers use to employ high-skilled foreign ...

Employers Paying Under A Union Contract: “There Must Be Some Kinda Way Outa Here”

Oct 26, 2015

Bob Dylan wrote these words; Jimi Hendrix memorably sang them. The NLRB does not believe them. Let me explain... Your union contract has expired. You are still negotiating with the union but the ...

Immigration Tensions High as Dept. of State Extends Waiting Period on Many Visas

Oct 02, 2015

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has issued a “revised” October 2015 Visa Bulletin extending the waiting period by months if not years for many immigrants waiting to apply for employment-based ...

New Action Items for Federal Contractors

Sep 30, 2015

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) recently published a Final Rule implementing Executive Order 13665, signed by President Obama on April 8, 2014. The Final Rule promotes pay ...

New IRS Webpage Provides Affordable Care Act Compliance Information for Applicable Large Employers

Sep 29, 2015

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) launched a new webpage last week that is a valuable resource for Affordable Care Act compliance information for applicable large employers (ALEs). The webpage can ...
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