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Employer Compliance with the Record-Keeping and Reporting Requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was formed by Congress following the enactment of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) of 1970 for the purpose of ensuring safe and healthful working conditions. In fulfilling its purpose, OSHA has detailed standards, rules, and regulations, for covered employers, including specific requirements for injury and … more »

Inflation and Wages and Salaries in 2022

With inflation continuing to rise in the United States, consumers are feeling the pain when it comes to their purchasing power.  Thus, high inflation puts pressure on employers to raise wages and salaries.  So, many employers are resetting their pay strategies and increasing their payroll budgets for 2022, and/or looking for other ways to motivate … more »

The Value of Total Compensation Statements

In this day and age of the “Great Resignation”, many employers are finding it difficult to both retain and hire quality employees. More and more often, these employers breathe a sigh of relief when they find a great new hire, only to be “ghosted” on the new hire’s first day of employment. Because of this, … more »

The Monetary and Non-Monetary Costs of Turnover

Whether you are a small startup business, or a member of the Fortune 500, few executive-level employees understand not only how much money their organizations lose by failing to retain key employees, but also the non-monetary costs an organization faces when turnover occurs. Gallup, a polling and consultancy group, estimates that U.S. businesses currently experience … more »

Retaining New Employees Through Better Onboarding

It is no secret that hiring in today’s workforce climate is incredibly difficult. Workers are expecting higher wages, labor shortages are widespread, and employees who are hired and then trained are more likely to leave for a better paying job. It is also no secret that the cost of turnover is high – likely higher … more »

Do Employers Truly Understand the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)? – Part I

The Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) who administers and enforces the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) with respect to private employment, state and local government, and federal employees of the Library of Congress, the U.S. Postal Service, Postal Rate Commission, and the Tennessee Valley Authority, would state “No, … more »

DHS Ending Temporary Policy for Accepting Expired Form I-9 Documents   

Due to COVID-19 and the issues that it presented to employees obtaining new, unexpired documentation in a timely manner, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) implemented a temporary policy starting on May 1, 2020, that allowed employees to present expired List B documents to satisfy the Form I-9 documentation requirements. Now that document issuing authorities … more »