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2018 Tax Withholding Checkup for Employees
As you may know, major changes to federal tax law took place last year!   Based on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, updates were automatically applied to your payroll system’s wage withholding calculations.   To help taxpayers ensure that their 2018 withholding amounts are accurate, the Department of the Treasury has launched a new tax withholding....
When is the Next OSHA ITA Reporting Deadline?
2017 OSHA 300A summary data must be reported to the ITA website by July 1, 2018. But don’t bother setting an annual recurring event in your tasking software … starting in 2019 and every subsequent year, the reporting deadline will be March 2nd. Remember that not every business needs to report OSHA log summaries to......
Alternate OSHA DART Rate Calculation Formula for Small Businesses
  We’ve come across a very interesting Interpretation letter published by OSHA, regarding the unfair impact to small companies of using standard injury rate calculations. Traditionally, DART, as well as any other type of OSHA incident rates, are based on a single year’s sum of incidents, multiplied by 200,000 and then divided by th...
OSHA 300A Workplace Posting
 COMPLIANCE REMINDER OSHA 300A WORKPLACE POSTING REQUIREMENT: FEBRUARY 1st to APRIL 30th Unless your company employed fewer than 10 individuals at all times throughout 2017, or, your company’s NAICS code is recognized as a “low-hazard” industry by OSHA, your company must maintain a written record of work-related injuries and illnesses on the...
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......
How to set up online New Hire Reporting in Florida
All Florida employers are required to report new hire information to the State of Florida. Online reporting is faster, easier, free and reduces the risk of error or unreadable information on paper-based forms.  Here is how to set it up: Go to the New Hire Reporting website. Click the “register” button Click on the “employer”......
What if a Company does not properly designate an FMLA absence?
For many reasons, a company (with at least 50 employees) may forget, or simply neglect to provide an eligible employee with the proper FMLA paperwork before or during their leave of absence.  If this happens, does the employer need to offer the affected employee with a new 12 weeks of FMLA leave, re-sent the original......
OSHA Delays Electronic Records Reporting until December 1, 2017
On May 12, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a rule entitled “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses” with an effective date of January 1, 2017, for the final rule’s electronic reporting requirements (81 FR 29624). Under these requirements, certain employers who were required to complet...
Did you miss it? July 31 deadline for filing Form 5500 (calendar year plans)
The Department of Labor deadline for filing Form 5500 (Annual Return/Report of Employee Benefit Plan) is the last day of the month following the seventh month after the plan year ends. So, if your company’s group health plans end on December 31st, your due date is July 31, 2017.  Did you remember? Group health plans:......
New revised I9 Form now available
On July 17, 2017, USCIS released a revised version of Form I-9, (or fillable pdf version) Employment Eligibility Verification, on July 17. Instructions for how to download Form I-9 are available on the Form I-9 page. Employers can use this revised version or continue using Form I-9 with a revision date of 11/14/16 N through......
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