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  • Roy Maurer

    New OSHA injury reporting requirements take effect...

    Posted in: Legal Issues in HR...

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) updated injury and illness recordkeeping and reporting requirements go into effect Jan. 1, 2015. In addition to new requirements on what must be reported, employers in dozens of industries will be required to maintain OSHA 300 logs for the...

  • Roy Maurer

    Temp worker safety inspections up 322%

    Posted in: Safety and Security...

    Safety and health inspections involving temporary workers increased 322 percent in fiscal year (FY) 2014, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data. http://www.shrm.org/hrdisciplines/safetysecurity/articles/pages/temporary-worker-safety-inspections.aspx

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    RE: OSHA standard changes

    Posted in: HR Department of One...

    I received the below from JJ Keller yesterday about new recordkeeping rules for OSHA but nothing about certified responders. OSHA recently released a new final recordkeeping rule that includes two key revisions: Updated list of industries that are exempt from recordkeeping requirements,...

  • John Jerome

    RE: For those States with legalized marijuana?

    Posted in: Legal Issues in HR...

    Alcohol is legal in all states, however companies usually prohibit consuming alcohol at work except for special occasions. Being impaired at work is also prohibited, especially while operating machinery or driving a car. What applies to alcohol and any other intoxicating substances should also apply...

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    changing taxation

    Posted in: Compensation - HR...

    I recently discovered our payroll administrator is changing the taxation with regards to an "in and out" earnings we add to employees checks at end of year for tax purposes for an amount awarded throughout the year - by doing this it changes the entire taxation of the check. She does this because...

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    Benefits - HR Discipline

    When people don’t advance through the ranks because older workers are staying put, they become frustrated. And despite...

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