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IRS Update: IRS Announces Two-Year Delay of SECURE 2.0 Act’s Roth Catch-Up Requirement

2023-08-31T08:59:14-04:00August 31st, 2023|Benefits Administration, Employee Benefits Compliance, Employee Benefits Legislation, Legislative News, Retirement Plan|

The IRS has announced a two-year delay of the SECURE 2.0 Act's Roth catch-up requirement, which was set to take effect on January 1, 2024. This means that higher-income employees who are currently eligible to make catch-up contributions to [...]

Legislative News: Connecticut Has Made Significant Changes to its Pass-Through Entity Tax (PET).

2023-08-29T14:57:36-04:00August 29th, 2023|Connecticut News, Labor News, Legislative News, Tax News|

Connecticut has made significant changes to its pass-through entity tax (PET) in recent years. The most recent changes took effect in 2022. The original PET was enacted in 2018 as a way to counter the Tax Cuts and Jobs [...]

Direct and Indirect Costs of Workplace Injury

2023-08-30T10:42:44-04:00August 29th, 2023|2023, Employee Wellness Programs|

Workplace Injury Costs When workplace injuries occur, it’s easy to see the immediate and direct costs, but there are a multitude of ongoing and indirect costs that should also be taken into account. Indirect costs can be three to [...]

Why NARFA AICC Members Win At Controlling Workers Compensation Costs

2023-08-31T12:36:53-04:00August 29th, 2023|2023, Workers Compensation|

The Workers’ Compensation market could currently best be characterized as stable, but changes in the nation’s workforce—coupled with rapid-fire technological advancements—threaten to upset the balance of the industry. The automotive, roads, fuel, and related industries have unique needs when [...]

Hot Weather Safety: Protect Workers From Heat Illness and Injury

2023-08-15T19:00:19-04:00August 15th, 2023|Safety Tips, Workers Compensation|

The summer of 2023 has been a warm one in the United States. The heat can have a significant impact on workers, both indoor and outdoor. Heat illness can affect thousands of workers each year, and can lead to [...]

Fleet Trade Associations: Why They Matter More Than Ever

2023-08-14T20:12:52-04:00August 14th, 2023|Benefits Administration, Employee Benefits, Employee Benefits Compliance, Fleet Industry|

Fleet trade associations, such as the National Automotive, Roads, Fuel Association (NARFA) are organizations that represent the interests of fleet owners and operators. They provide a variety of services to their members, including: Industry research and analysis: Fleet trade associations [...]

Colorado Labor Updates: Sick Leave, Discrimination, Harassment, and Recordkeeping

2023-07-31T12:52:28-04:00July 31st, 2023|Benefits Administration, Colorado News, Employee Benefits, Employee Benefits Compliance, Employee Benefits Legislation, Labor News|

The following changes to Colorado employment law apply to employers of all sizes. While our math indicates that these laws take effect August 8, the state legislature’s website says they are effective August 7, 2023. PAID SICK LEAVE USES [...]

REMINDERS: New Form I-9 and Remote Verification Procedure Rolled Out

2023-07-27T07:52:11-04:00July 27th, 2023|Employee Benefits, Employee Benefits Compliance, Labor News|

UPDATED FORM I-9 A new Form I-9 (Rev. 08/01/23) will be available for employers to use on or after August 1, 2023, and once released can be found on the USCIS website. Employers can also order paper copies if they don’t want [...]

How to Create an Effective Company Safety Committee

2023-07-21T11:26:19-04:00July 18th, 2023|2023, Employee Wellness Programs, Safety Tips|

Creating a culture of safety within a workplace begins and ends with the implementation of a quality company safety committee. Businesses both large and small utilize these committees to communicate company safety policies, reinforce company safety protocol, and educate [...]

Safety Department and Human Resources Roles in Maintaining a Strong Safety Culture

2023-07-21T11:29:07-04:00July 18th, 2023|2023, Workers Compensation|

The following piece is based on the experiences of one of the NARFA Loss Control Specialists. The Automotive Industries Compensation Corporation (AICC) in Massachusetts provides members with one of the best workers compensation programs in the country. From unlimited [...]