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Compliance Bulletin: OSHA Announces Penalty Increases for 2019

Overview On Jan. 15, 2019, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced that the maximum penalties for violations of workplace health and safety requirements will increase in 2019. […]
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Compliance Bulletin: 2019 Minimum Wage Rates

OVERVIEW The current federal minimum wage rate is $7.25 per hour. However, many states have adopted minimum wage rates higher than the federal rate. When the state rate and […]
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Spending Wellness Dollars Wisely

We recently shared that for every dollar spent on wellness, companies saved an average of $3.27 in healthcare costs. Of course, to see a return, you have to spend […]
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Compliance Bulletin: OSHA’s SST-16 Inspection Plan Targets Worksites Based on 2016 Reports

OVERVIEW On Oct. 16, 2018, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) launched a “site-specific targeting” (SST) plan that uses employer-submitted data from 2016 to select non-construction worksites for […]
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The Best Gifts

Some of the best gifts you will receive this holiday season will arrive in an envelope. Just a piece of paper. Many with a smiling photo. Others with simply a […]
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ACA Compliance Bulletin

OVERVIEW On Dec. 14, 2018, a federal judge ruled in Texas v. United States that the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA) is invalid due to the elimination of the […]
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Compliance Update: Legalized Marijuana and Employment

While all marijuana use remains illegal under federal law, most states have enacted laws that allow certain uses of marijuana or a marijuana derivative. None of these laws place […]
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Cyber News Brief

Marriott International, a hospitality company that oversees one of the largest hotel chains in the world, recently announced that its guest reservation system had been hacked. Marriott indicated that […]
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Designing an Effective Wellness Program

Workplace wellness statistics show that in as little as six weeks employee health risks can be dramatically improved. In addition, among  22 different studies that looked at wellness programs and healthcare […]
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Compliance Update: California Expands Sexual Harassment Training Law

OVERVIEW On Sept. 30, 2018, California enacted a series of laws that strengthen the state’s protections against workplace harassment. Effective Jan. 1, 2019, these new laws: Require employers with […]
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