The U.S. Department of Labor Announces Proposed Rule To Protect Indoor, Outdoor Workers From Extreme Heat

2024-07-09T07:39:58-04:00July 9th, 2024|2024, Safety Tips|

The U.S. Department of Labor has proposed a new rule aimed at protecting workers from extreme heat hazards. This initiative seeks to safeguard approximately 36 million indoor and outdoor workers, potentially reducing heat-related injuries, illnesses, and fatalities in the [...]

Supreme Court Overturns Chevron Deference: What It Means for Workplace Safety and Regulation

2024-07-02T12:58:51-04:00July 2nd, 2024|2024, Safety Tips|

The landscape of federal regulation is set for a seismic shift following a recent Supreme Court decision. On June 28, in Loper Bright Enterprises, et al, v. Raimondo, the court overturned a 40-year-old precedent known as the Chevron deference. [...]

Navigating the Compliance Maze: How NARFA Simplifies Employee Benefits for Automotive and Trade Industries

2024-06-28T08:38:29-04:00June 28th, 2024|2024, ACA Compliance, Benefits Administration, Employee Benefits, Employee Benefits Compliance|

In today's complex regulatory environment, businesses in the automotive, roads, fuel, and related industries face unprecedented challenges in managing employee benefits. Recent studies show that compliance issues are a growing concern for companies of all sizes. According to a [...]

Beat the Heat: Essential Safety Tips for Extreme Heat

2024-06-19T07:34:16-04:00June 19th, 2024|2024, Safety Tips|

As summer temperatures begin to soar, it's crucial to be aware of the dangers posed by extreme heat. Recent heat waves to become more frequent, intense, and longer-lasting, putting communities at greater risk. According to the Environmental Protection Agency [...]

Colorado Employment Law Updates: Key Changes for Employers in 2024

2024-06-12T22:48:25-04:00June 10th, 2024|2024, Colorado News, Employee Benefits Legislation|

The following changes to Colorado employment law apply to employers of all sizes. APPLICANT AGE-RELATED INQUIRIES PROHIBITED Beginning July 1, 2024, employers will be prohibited from asking for an applicant’s age, birth date, or school attendance or graduation dates [...]

The Importance of Indoor Air Quality in Automotive, Roads, Fuel, Fleet, and Related Industries

2024-06-04T14:59:50-04:00June 4th, 2024|2024, Safety Tips|

In the automotive, roads, fuel, fleet, and related industries, indoor air quality (IAQ) is a critical factor that significantly impacts the health, safety, and productivity of employees. As these industries often involve working with hazardous substances, pollutants, and contaminants, [...]

The Alternative to Fully-Insured Health Plans: What It Means for Employers

2024-05-24T08:39:05-04:00May 24th, 2024|2024, Employee Benefits, Health Care|

If your business offers health insurance benefits to employees, you've likely heard of alternative funding models like self-funding or level-funding. But what exactly do these alternative approaches entail, and why are more employers considering them instead of traditional fully-insured [...]

Don’t Overlook This Path: Why the Trades Offer an Excellent Career Option

2024-05-24T08:19:06-04:00May 21st, 2024|2024|

For decades, the narrative has been that after high school, you go to a four-year university and earn a bachelor's degree. While college is certainly the right path for many people, it's not the only road to a successful, [...]

U.S. DOL Final Overtime Rule: Major Changes Coming in July

2024-05-20T10:58:30-04:00May 17th, 2024|2024, Benefits Administration, Employee Benefits|

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced the finalization of its overtime rule, significantly impacting how employers classify employees as exempt from overtime pay requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). This new rule takes effect in [...]

Be Proactive, Stay Healthy: Why Annual Physicals Matter and How NARFA Helps

2024-05-06T15:54:20-04:00May 6th, 2024|2024, Health Care, Wellness|

They say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and that certainly applies to your health. In today's busy world, it's easy to let routine checkups fall by the wayside. But according to the Centers for [...]