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Independent 3rd Party to Audit Immigration Compliance for Publix
If your company is pursuing a services agreement with Publix Super Markets, Inc., it will be required to complete an annual certification of its immigration law compliance using a qualified, independent third party; or retain a qualified, independent third party to complete all company employee I-9s on an on-going basis.  If the audit is chosen,.....
What’s so funny about the updated ACA Exchange Notice Form?
Guess what was revealed in the latest ACA form update?  The federal government assumes that your business has a full-fledged HR Department.  I doubt this comes as any surprise to our small-to-mid-sized clients! Earlier this year, the Department of Labor made a minor change to its model Health Insurance Exchange Notices, the ACA Marketplace notice...
IRS Releases new 2018 W4 form
On the last day of February, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released an updated tax withholding calculator on IRS.gov and issued a new Form W-4, Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate.  Employers should update their hiring packages to include the new 2018 W4 form and can notify employees about the ability to use the IRS online calc...
What employers need to know about DOJ’s Immigrant and Employee Rights (IER) office?
There are many federal agencies that regulate some part of employer conduct.  All employers should know that there is a legal obligation to complete the Form I9 for all new hires (not independent contractors).  When completing the form, an employer must allow a newly hired employee to present any of the lawful documents to show......
2018 EEO-1 Survey website now open (due March 31)
Starting in February, the EEO-1 Joint Reporting Committee’s website began accepting online submissions of demographic data from qualifying companies.  Earlier, qualifying entities were mailed notices explaining the reporting schedule and instructions.  The 2018 EEO-1 reports (for data in the last quarter of 2017) must be filed by March 31,...
How to Submit OSHA 300A Summary Data to ITA
Who Needs to Do This? Establishments with 250 or more employees that are currently required to keep OSHA injury and illness records, and establishments with 20-249 employees that are classified in certain industries with historically high rates of occupational injuries and illnesses. When Must This Be Done? By December 1, 2017.   Go to the......
DOL extends Expiration Dates for COBRA and CHIP notices (until 2019)
Washington DC – The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has quietly extended the effective date of its model Employer CHIP Notice, General Notice of COBRA Rights, and COBRA Election Notice so that all three notices are effective through December 31, 2019.  The previous forms and model notices had an expiration date of December 31, 2016. Eve...
OSHA provides Interpretation Memo of its new discipline, retaliation rule
In late October, OSHA’s Deputy Assistant Secretary, issued an interpretation memorandum designed to explain the anti-retaliation and injury reporting procedures in more detail. The interpretation offers clarification on what your organization must do in order to comply with the final rule. With respect to reporting an injury, OSHA considers a re...
Current model #CHIP Notice extended through November 30, 2016
Employers that provide medical insurance to employees in states with premium assistance through Medicaid or Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) must inform employees about the potential opportunities for assistance in obtaining coverage.  This is usually accomplished by providing a notice annually at the time of open enrollment, and then ...
CMV Drivers and the Medical Examiner National Registry
Carriers and CMV drivers should be knowledgeable about the creation of the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (National Registry), a new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) program.  All commercial drivers whose current medical certificate expires on or after May 21, 2014, at expiration of that certificate must be exa...
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