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NH Legislative Update: ‘Right to work’ Bill Advancing in New Hampshire Legislature

2021-02-17T10:28:58-05:00February 17th, 2021|Labor News, Legislative News, New Hampshire News|

A Republican-led proposal that would limit unions from collecting fees from private sector workers is on the move again in the New Hampshire Legislature. On Thursday, the state Senate narrowly approved Senate Bill 61, which would update the state's labor [...]

Wisconsin Lawmakers Approve Waiving Businesses’ Taxes On COVID-19 Aid

2021-02-17T10:25:09-05:00February 17th, 2021|COVID-19 Updates, Labor News, Legislative News, SBA Stimulus Programs, WIsconsin News|

Thousands of businesses across Wisconsin wouldn't be taxed for coronavirus aid under a plan approved Tuesday by state lawmakers. Under the bill, Wisconsin businesses that received Paycheck Protection Program loans last year as part of federal coronavirus relief wouldn't have to pay [...]

U.S. Department of Labor Confirms Investment Advice Exemption

2021-02-17T10:22:47-05:00February 17th, 2021|Benefits Administration, Employee Benefits, Employee Benefits Legislation, Legislative News|

Includes important retirement investor protections; additional guidance forthcoming WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration has confirmed that “Improving Investment Advice for Worker & Retirees,” an exemption for investment advice fiduciaries, will go into effect as scheduled [...]

US Department of Labor’s OSHA Issues Proposed Rule to Update Hazard Communication Standard

2021-02-12T08:32:08-05:00February 12th, 2021|Legislative News, Safety Tips, Workers Compensation|

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today issued a proposed rule to update the agency’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to align with the seventh revision of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification [...]

Water is Drinkable PPE: Are You Protecting Your Workers from the Inside Out?

2021-02-11T13:36:16-05:00February 11th, 2021|COVID-19 Updates, Safety Tips, Workers Compensation|

This piece was published in Occupational Health and Safety and we wanted to share it with you. Hard hats, harnesses, face shields, goggles, hearing protection, respiratory gear—you make all the right moves when it comes to protecting your employees [...]

The Importance of Traffic Incident Management (TIM)

2021-01-21T12:29:01-05:00January 21st, 2021|Safety Tips, Workers Compensation|

“Anchorage, Alaska Tow Operator Struck and Killed While Loading Vehicle” Anchorage, AL  Police in Anchorage, Alaska, say a tow operator was struck by a vehicle as he loaded a car that had become stuck in a ditch on the [...]

The Impact of COVID-19 on Paid Leave

2021-01-21T12:01:36-05:00January 21st, 2021|Benefits Administration, COVID-19 Updates, Employee Benefits, Employee Benefits Legislation, Labor News, Legislative News|

Paid time off (PTO) is one of the employee benefits that employees value most. The pandemic, however, upset many employees’ PTO plans due to travel restrictions and the cancellation of trips and family gatherings. It has also raised numerous [...]

Department of Labor Clarifies Pay for Travel Time in Work-from-Home Era

2021-01-19T09:01:55-05:00January 18th, 2021|Benefits Administration, Employee Benefits, Employee Benefits Legislation, Labor News, Legislative News|

The U.S. Department of Labor issued an opinion letter addressing whether the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) continuous workday doctrine requires employers to pay employees for commute time when they complete part of their workday from home. An opinion [...]

OSHA Increases Violation Penalties

2021-01-18T16:49:19-05:00January 18th, 2021|Labor News, Legislative News, Safety Tips, Workers Compensation|

The U.S. Department of Labor has announced adjustments to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) civil penalty amounts based on cost-of-living adjustments for 2021. In 2015, Congress passed the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act to [...]

EEOC Provides Proposed Wellness Rules

2021-01-18T16:44:41-05:00January 18th, 2021|Benefits Administration, Employee Benefits, Employee Benefits Legislation, Employee Wellness Programs, Legislative News, Wellness|

On January 7, 2021, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) released two notices of proposed rulemaking (“NPRMs”) on wellness programs under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (“GINA”). Briefly, if finalized in their [...]

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