OSHA Increases Civil Penalties for 2019

On January 23rd, 2019, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a final rule that increases the maximum penalties for violations of workplace health and safety requirements. This documents provides and overview of changes.

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Contingent Business Interruption Insurance

What happens when one of your suppliers or customers experiences an interruption that derails your operations? Just one brief business interruption can be incredibly costly for an organization, often leading to serious damage to your reputation or long-term closures. This is where contingent business interruption (CBI) insurance comes in.

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What Your Employees Need to Know About the GDPR

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is now in effect, and greatly expands the rights EU citizens have over their personal data. What’s important to know is this regulation protects EU citizens, regardless of where they are. As a result, even if you are only doing business within the United States, it’s important to make your employees aware of the impact these regulations have on the data you collect. In this document, you’ll learn about what applies to the GDPR, employee responsibility in storing and protecting data, and the new requirements for data breaches and notifications.

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DOL Wage & Hour Audits

It is estimated that more than one-half of all employer groups have misclassified their employees under FLSA. To avoid an overtime DOL audit, consider the items included.

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ACA Compliance Bulletin: The ACA Remains in Place After Being Struck Down by Federal Court

On December 14th, 2018, a federal judge ruled in Texas v. United States that the entire ACA is invalid due to the elimination of the individual mandate penalty in 2019. The decision was not stayed, but the White House announced that the ACA will remain in place pending appeal. This ACA Compliance Bulletin provides an overview of the court’s ruling and its impact on the current state of the ACA for individuals and employers.

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Onboarding Scorecard

Successfully integrating new hires into your organization can be challenging, no matter the size your workforce. Onboarding takes time and dedication from a variety of stakeholders. More than simply training, onboarding means taking new hires and guiding them through all the necessary steps to get them comfortable in their roles and in the company culture. Answer the questions below to assess whether your organization is doing enough to effectively onboard new hires.

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Compliance Bulletin: OSHA's SST-16 Inspection Plan Targets Worksites Based on 2016 Reports

On October 16th, 2018, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) launched a “site-specific targeting” plan that uses employer-submitted data from 2016 to select non-construction worksites for inspection. Under the plan, known as the SST-16, any non-construction establishment that was subject to OSHA’s electronic reporting requirements for 2016 may be selected for inspection.

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Sample Policy: Workers' Compensation Policy

This document details a company’s policy regarding workers’ compensation and the necessary tasks employees must complete in order to ensure that the proper workers’ compensation is paid to them. May be used as a standalone policy or as part of an employee handbook.

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