OSHA Issues New Workplace Safety Rules

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently published new rules on discrimination, injury and illness reporting that will impact many businesses across the country. Big “I” agencies should review the rules and share them with their business clients. The new rules prohibit employers from discriminating or retaliating against employees for reporting a work-related injury…

EEOC Publishes Its Position On Employees With Disabilities, Return-to-Work And Leave

According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), there has been a “troubling trend” in employment discrimination with regard to how employees with disabilities are treated in the workplace. Charges of disability discrimination are on the rise, and the EEOC believes that organizational policies on disability leave are a key factor in that increase. In…

Taxes and Tracking – What You Need to Know

IRS forms 1095 and 1094 have been published in their final forms, paving the way for businesses with 50 or more full-time employees to complete them in 2016. The problem is most business-owners have no idea they’re responsible for filing these very complicated tax forms. To complete these forms correctly and avoid penalties, you must begin tracking certain employee data like how much they…

The Government’s Misclassification Initiative: Why Use of Independent Contractors Is A Target

Written exclusively for Hartford Help ICon Professional Services, a leader in 1099 contractor compliance and payroll and benefits administration, released a report earlier this year exposing a significant gap between executives’ perceptions and reality about misclassification risk. The survey methodology used a sampling of senior executives to provide insight on their worker misclassification experiences. Respondents…