Reminder: Annual OSHA Form 300A Posting Begins February 1

2023-01-19T16:16:39-05:00January 19th, 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

2023-01-10T16:00:51-05:00January 10th, 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

2023-01-03T16:27:14-05:00January 3rd, 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”). [...]

Colorado Increases Minimum Wage and Requires Deductions Notice

2022-12-13T19:18:28-05:00December 13th, 2022|Colorado News, Employee Benefits Legislation, Human Resources, Labor News, Legislative News|

The following changes to Colorado employment law apply as of January 1, 2023. MINIMUM WAGE Statewide Colorado’s minimum wage will increase to $13.65 per hour. The minimum base wage for tipped employees will increase to $10.63 per hour. The [...]

Ohio Minimum Wage Set to Increase on January 1, 2023

2022-12-13T18:43:51-05:00December 13th, 2022|Benefits Administration, Employee Benefits Legislation, Human Resources, Labor News, Legislative News, Ohio News|

Ohio’s minimum wage is scheduled to increase on Jan. 1, 2023, to $10.10 per hour for non-tipped employees and $5.05 per hour for tipped employees. The minimum wage will apply to employees of businesses with annual gross receipts of [...]

Employee Retention Tax Credit: What You Need To Know

2022-12-13T18:16:24-05:00December 13th, 2022|Employee Benefits Legislation, Labor News, Legislative News, Tax News|

The CARES Act and subsequent COVID-19 legislation created and enhanced the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) as a means of incentivizing employers to keep employees on payroll despite operational challenges. As a result, many employers have already claimed millions of [...]

Connecticut Expands Criminal History Discrimination Protections Effective January 1, 2023

2022-12-12T21:51:26-05:00December 12th, 2022|Connecticut News, Human Resources, Labor News, Legislative News|

Beginning on January 1, 2023, employers of all sizes will be prohibited from discriminating against applicants and employees on the basis of their erased criminal history records. This closes the loophole in the current law, which in effect allows [...]

Massachusetts Increases Minimum Wage and Ends Premium Pay Effective January 1, 2023

2022-12-12T22:42:47-05:00December 12th, 2022|Benefits Administration, Employee Benefits Legislation, Labor News, Legislative News, Massachusetts News|

Learn more about Massachusetts' minimum wage increase and hour changes will take effect on January 1, 2023. Minimum Wage Massachusetts’ minimum wage will increase to $15 per hour. The minimum base wage for tipped employees will increase to $6.75 [...]

Maine Requires Employers to Pay Out Unused Vacation and Increases Minimum Wage

2022-12-13T18:58:44-05:00December 12th, 2022|Benefits Administration, Employee Benefits Legislation, Labor News, Legislative News, Maine News|

In this article, you will learn more about Maine employment law changes requiring employers to pay out unused vacation payout and a minimum wage increase beginning January 1, 2023. VACATION PAYOUT Employers that have 11 or more employees will [...]

Workplace Safety: 4 Steps to Improve Your Experience Modification (E-Mod) and Workers Compensation Program

2022-12-12T21:32:58-05:00December 12th, 2022|Employee Benefits, Safety Tips, Workers Compensation|

Why should employers care about their experience modification (e-mod) factor? Without knowing it, some employers are being overcharged for workers’ compensation premium year after year. They have the misconception that the e-mod is out of their control, but the [...]