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Fall protection remains OSHA’s most frequently cited violation

Fall protection has been number one for the past few years on the annual list of workplace violations released by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). In fact, “Fall Protection – General Requirements” tops the current list by a wide margin with 6,072 violations. Falls are among the most common causes of serious work related injuries and deaths. Employers must set up the work place to prevent employees from falling off of overhead platforms, elevated work stations or into holes in the floor and walls. 

Counting plans: What is a bundled wrap document, and should I have one?

Every health and welfare plan (health, dental, vision, short-term disability, long-term disability, AD&D, Health FSA, etc.) subject to ERISA that has 100 or more participants on the first day of the plan year is required to file a Form 5500 with the federal Department of Labor (DOL) seven months after the end of the plan year. There’s a lot of to unpack in that statement, but a hidden issue that often gets overlooked is just how many plans are there.

Your most common military leave questions answered

Most employers are aware that employees are entitled to take leaves of absence to participate in military service, but many employers are unsure of the extent of their obligations and rights when it comes to military leaves. This article addresses the questions we are most commonly asked regarding the federal Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA). 
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