Important Information about How to Report 2019 Massachusetts PFML Wages

2020-01-23T08:54:04-05:00January 23rd, 2020|Benefits Administration, Employee Benefits, Employee Benefits Legislation, Massachusetts News|

The Massachusetts Department of Revenue recently released important information on how to report PFML Wages for the 4th Quarter 2019 Paid Family and Medical Leave Return. The Department of Family and Medical Leave is providing this update for all employers participating in [...]

You Can Use Colorado’s New Search Tool to See the Oil and Gas Flowlines Under Your Neighborhood

2020-01-22T15:45:12-05:00January 22nd, 2020|Colorado News, Fuel Industry News, General Industry News|

What's underground in Colorado is now being revealed through a searchable oil and gas map online. The location of oil and gas lines underground is being added to a geographic information systems (GIS) database maintained by the Colorado Oil and Gas [...]

Vehicle Data Security: Is Progress Being Made?

2020-01-22T15:14:41-05:00January 22nd, 2020|Automotive Industry News, Cybersecurity|

This piece is an interesting read from Car and Driver we wanted to share with you. Automotive cybersecurity is a challenge. A number of challenges, actually. Automakers are challenged to protect their cars. Hackers see a challenge in getting [...]

DOL Increases Penalties for Group Health Plan Violations

2020-01-22T12:40:40-05:00January 22nd, 2020|Benefits Administration, Employee Benefits Legislation, Legislative News|

2020 DOL Penalty Amounts for ERISA Violations Issued The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has increased the penalties employers face under ERISA for group health plan reporting and disclosure failures. These new amounts apply to penalties assessed after Jan. [...]

Honda Reaches Milestone: 20 Million Cars Produced in Ohio

2020-01-14T19:08:37-05:00January 14th, 2020|Automotive Industry News, Ohio News|

Press Release from Honda of America: MARYSVILLE, Ohio – January 13, 2020 – Associates at Honda of America Mfg. reached a major milestone today with production of the company’s 20 millionth automobile in Ohio. Associates cheered as a 2020 Platinum [...]

Quick Notes: Massachusetts Labor Compliance for 2020

2020-01-14T18:34:56-05:00January 14th, 2020|Legislative News, Massachusetts News|

As of January 1, Massachusetts employers have a number of new compliance issues facing them. Per existing statute, the Massachusetts minimum wage increased to $12.75 per hour for non-exempt employees, and tipped employees must now be paid at least $4.95 [...]

Tips in Prevention: Mechanic Dies After Vehicle Lift Accident

2020-01-14T18:09:22-05:00January 14th, 2020|Safety Tips, Workers Compensation|

We wanted to share with you the sad story of an auto mechanic who was severely injured when a vehicle fell off a lift and onto him at a repair shop last fall, and eventually passed away from his [...]

A Conversation: Does the New Hampshire Road Usage Bill Punish Owners of Fuel-Efficient Cars?

2020-01-07T17:31:48-05:00January 7th, 2020|Legislative News, New Hampshire News, Roads and Infrastructure News|

We want to share with you an opinion piece about the New Hampshire Road Usage Bill (House Bill 478 and House Bill 1649) and whether or not it sends the right message to owners of fuel efficient cars. We [...]