Labor Update: DOL Clarifies Upcoming Changes to the Form ETA 9089

2023-04-26T09:19:45-04:00April 25th, 2023|2023, Benefits Administration, Employee Benefits, Employee Benefits Compliance, Employee Benefits Legislation, Labor News, Legislative News|

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) recently held webinars to guide users on upcoming changes to the Form ETA 9089. The objective of these changes is to streamline and standardize the information that [...]

Safety as a Core Value in the Workplace: Its All About Leadership

2023-04-17T11:10:07-04:00April 5th, 2023|2023, Employee Benefits, Labor News, Safety Tips, Workers Compensation|

An effective safety culture is widely accepted as an essential component in the development and implementation of any program supporting safety in the workplace. The safety culture reflects the attitudes, perceptions, values, and beliefs that all employees within the [...]

Mental Health: How Employee Assistance Programs Can Help Staff Stay Mentally Healthy

2023-04-17T11:10:08-04:00March 28th, 2023|2023, Benefits Administration, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Employee Benefits|

Employee assistance programs, or EAPs, provide a win-win solution for both employees and organizations. By offering access to mental health assistance programs such as therapy services, and short-term counseling sessions, EAPs enable employees to take care of their mental [...]

White House 2024 Budget Raises OSHA Funding by 17%: What Does This Mean?

2023-04-17T11:10:09-04:00March 20th, 2023|2023, General Industry News, Labor News, Safety Tips, Workers Compensation|

Brief: President Joe Biden’s proposed fiscal year 2024 budget would increase funding for OSHA by $106.4 million, or 17%, to $738.7 million. As part of the increase, the agency seeks to create 432 new full-time positions, a 21% increase from 2023’s [...]

National Ladder Safety Month 2023: Three Considerations for Selecting the Correct Ladder

2023-04-17T11:10:09-04:00March 20th, 2023|2023, General Industry News, Safety Tips, Workers Compensation|

March is National Ladder Safety Month, let’s look at ladder selection. Before you get started on your next project, you have to choose a ladder, but how do you know what type to choose? With different types and materials [...]

Company Safety Policies Need Management Commitment—6 Tips to a Safer Worksite

2023-04-17T11:10:10-04:00February 24th, 2023|2023, Safety Tips|

Editors Note: Each anecdote has been taken from the archives of NARFA’s Automotive Industries Compensation Corporation (AICC) program and is designed to help inform, prepare, and protect businesses and their people from the everyday hazards within their workplace [...]

Do You Need an Annual Checkup? Here is Some Advice About Visiting Your Doctor

2023-04-17T11:10:10-04:00February 20th, 2023|2023, Employee Benefits, Employee Wellness Programs, Health Care, Wellness|

Do you need an annual checkup? From blood work to a complete physical exam, many patients want the works. But, what’s really necessary each year? A group of physicians has some surprising – and practical — advice. Instead of [...]

Reminder: Annual OSHA Form 300A Posting Begins February 1

2023-04-17T11:10:11-04:00January 19th, 2023|2023, Benefits Administration, Employee Benefits Compliance, Human Resources, Safety Tips, Workers Compensation|

Employers that had 11 or more employees at any point in 2022 are required to post Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Form 300A from February 1 through April 30 unless they qualify as an exempt low-risk industry. The [...]

Electric Vehicles That Qualify for the Current US Federal Tax Credit

2023-04-17T11:10:11-04:00January 10th, 2023|2023, Automotive Industry News, General Industry News|

Information as of January 10, 2023 As sales of electric vehicles continue to surge, many new and prospective customers have questions about qualifying for federal tax credit on electric vehicles, especially now that a slew of new credits have [...]

Telehealth Relief for Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) Extended in Funding Package

2023-04-17T11:10:12-04:00January 3rd, 2023|2023, Benefits Administration, Employee Benefits, Employee Benefits Compliance, Employee Benefits Legislation, Health Savings Accounts, Legislative News|

On December 23, 2022, the House passed a 4,155-page funding bill, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 (“CAA-23”), that includes a two year extension on telehealth relief for high deductible health plans (“HDHPs”) offered with health savings accounts (“HSAs”). [...]