Most ladder-related accidents occur due to a failure to follow basic ladder safety. To help prevent injuries, practice the following safety tips.
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Here are some ideas to consider as you create your rehiring policy and procedures.
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The law creates potential exposures and legal implications for employers.
Hackers target college bookstores, U.S. antivirus firms deny breach reports, and organizations lose millions to business email compromise schemes.
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Last fall, we presented you with some of the changes in state marijuana laws and what implications they could have in the workplace, and this spring we debated whether medical marijuana could be covered under your company’s medical plans. In the few short months that have followed, we are seeing more legislation either allowing the use medical marijuana or legalizing the recreational use of cannabis. This recent flurry of activity begs the question, “Are all the marijuana prohibitions going up in smoke?”
The Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout-Tagout) regulation first went into effect in 1989. The intent of the standard was to prevent injuries and deaths caused by accidental start-up of equipment during maintenance or servicing. In large part, the standard has been successful and can be attributed to saving an estimated 122 lives and preventing over 28,000 injuries each year, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Even with this success, OSHA recognizes that many employers are still deficient in some areas.
On August 1, the expanded “hands-free” technology-while-driving law goes into effect in the State of Minnesota. This means when a motor vehicle is in motion or a part of traffic (yes, that means while stopped at a stoplight), the driver is prohibited from using a wireless communication device without hands-free technology. Penalties are $50 for a first offence (plus court fees) and $275 for each offense thereafter.
On June 21, 2019, the Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry released a sample Wage Statement and related FAQs about the Wage Theft law. This article has been updated to reflect the new information available. The law goes into effect on July 1, 2019, and will require you to change a number of your payroll and documentation practices as a result. Employers should decide how they are going to update their paystubs and how they are going to implement the Wage Statement requirements (e.g., who is going to get them, how often you’ll update them, etc.).
On June 13, 2019, three federal agencies issued lengthy and complex regulations that both expand and limit the circumstances under which an employer may reimburse its employees’ individual health insurance premiums. Let’s take a big picture look at these and their impact under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA).
Our country’s workforce has changed significantly over the last few decades. Dual-earner households have been trending upward, and the majority of mothers with young children are now in the labor force. Some fear that this represents a shift toward an increasingly untenable work-life balance for parents who must choose between their livelihoods and being physically present for their kids or family members in need. Given that the U.S. is the only industrialized country without a national paid leave mandate, it falls to employers to help their people raise families while sustaining a profitable business.
May Threat Intelligence highlights include cyber attacks on Microsoft’s SharePoint software, Windows 10, various business applications, online college bookstores, tax accounting software, and even a church.
The July 31 Form 5500 filing deadline for calendar-year ERISA plan sponsors is right around the corner. You may think you have all of your ducks in a row, but employers sponsoring health and welfare plans often make common errors which can lead to hefty penalties. It’s worth your time to take a closer look and make sure none of your ducks have gone astray.
The question is relatively straightforward: How do you as an employer offer salaries and compensation structures that are attractive to employees, while still promoting your organizational profitability? The answer is simple: salary benchmarking. Understanding the process is considerably more complex.
Ladders are used at work locations everywhere on a daily basis. They seem like a simple tool that most don’t think twice about using, but they can be very dangerous if not used properly or given the once-over before each use. Most of these accidents occur due to a failure to follow basic ladder safety. To help prevent ladder injuries, practice the following safety tips.
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