Monthly Archives: September 2017

What You Need to Know About New York Paid Family Leave

All employers need to be aware of a new requirement beginning on January 1, 2018…the New York Paid Family Leave Law (PFL). The PFL effects any employer with one or more employees working in New York State and provides paid … Continue reading

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Are Your Managers “Familiar” with FMLA?

Failure to comply with employment law can be a costly mistake.  Although compliance typically falls to the HR department, it is imperative that managers be trained on employment law topics, especially the Family Medical Leave Act. Consider the case of … Continue reading

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HEALTHCARE CLAIMS DATA – THE HOLY GRAIL? Part 2

One of the biggest frustrations that I hear from employers is that their health insurance carrier does not provide them with the data that they need in order to best manage their healthcare plan.  One of our distinct “value propositions” … Continue reading

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Legal Alert: Court Requires EEOC to Substantiate 30% Limit on Wellness Program Incentives

On August 22, 2017, a federal court in the District of Columbia ordered the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to reconsider the limits it placed on wellness program incentives under final regulations the agency issued last year under the Americans with … Continue reading

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What Safety Regulations Apply to Your Business?

When it comes to workplace safety, ignorance is no defense. OSHA safety and health regulations often apply to all businesses, regardless of size. If you’re not sure which regulations apply to your business, OSHA provides some resources. It has created … Continue reading

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OSHA Extends Electronic Form 300A Filing Compliance Date

The extension is being made to give the new administration an opportunity to review reporting requirements. At the end of June, OSHA filed a proposal to delay the compliance date of its rule entitled “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and … Continue reading

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