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OSHA Summary Posting

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We have almost reached the end of the 2013 OSHA Summary Posting Period.  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires certain employers to post the OSHA Form 300A in a conspicuous workplace location from February 1, 2013 through April 30, 2013. This form is a summary of the total…

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USCIS Revises Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9

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Revisions include new user-friendly instructions for completing Form I-9WASHINGTON – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today published a revised Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 for use. All employers are required to complete a Form I-9 for each employee hired in the United States.Improvements to Form I-9 include new fields, reformatting to reduce…

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The Employer Mandate

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From an employer’s perspective, this is most likely the most feared aspect of Health Care Reform. In fact, the overwhelming majority of our Health Care Reform-related questions to date in 2013 have covered this topic.  So the purpose of this article is to answer some of our most commonly asked…

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HIPAA Regulations Updates

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Effective March 26, 2013, updates to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations may impact certain employers. These regulations are based on changes under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, enacted as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA)…

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FMLA Notice Poster Update

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Effective March 8, 2013, there are changes to the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) requirements. All employers covered by FMLA must display the updated FMLA notice poster, “Employee Rights and Responsibilities under the Family and Medical Leave Act” (WHD Publication 1420, revised February 2013), in a conspicuous area…

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FMLA Forms Update

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Effective March 8, 2013, employers should begin to utilize the updated Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) forms (revised February 2013) released by the Department of Labor (DOL), when applicable. The updated forms are: FMLA Form WH-381 (Notice of Eligibility and Rights & Responsibilities), FMLA Form WH-384 (Certification of Qualifying Exigency…

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DOL Final Rule on AFCTCA

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Effective March 8, 2013, the Department of Labor (DOL) has published a Final Rule implementing the changes to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) made by the Airline Flight Crew Technical Corrections Act (AFCTCA). The AFCTCA amended the FMLA to incorporate a special eligibility provision for airline flight crewmembers…

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