Archive for December 2017

DOT Adds Opioids to Drug Testing

The DOT has recently added opioids as one of the drugs tested for in the Federal Drug Testing Program. Does this concern you? If your organization’s Drug and Alcohol policy specifies the other drugs included in the policy, then you are required to add opioids to that list. If you do not include other drugs,…

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ACA Reporting Deadline Extended

December 22, 2017 – The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued Notice 2018-06 to extend the deadline for furnishing forms under sections 6055 and 6056 for 2017 to March 2, 2018, from January 31, 2018. The notice also extends the good-faith transition relief from penalties related to 2017 information reporting under Sections 6055 and 6056. There is no…

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[Blog] 5 Steps to Prepare Your Company for Workplace Harassment Complaints

December 28, 2017 – The issue of sexual harassment has captured nationwide headlines as women and men have come forward to report sexual harassment by high profile public figures. Media attention to these events may lead to an increase in the number of harassment complaints in many workplaces. This is a serious issue, and not…

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[Blog] How To Identify and Manage Cold Stress

December 21st, 2017 – As the temperature decreases and wind speed picks up, the potential for cold stress-related illnesses and injuries increases. Thermal cold stress includes injuries or illnesses caused when a person is exposed to reduced temperature conditions directly affecting an individual’s ability to function in a normal manner. These illnesses and injuries can…

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Preventing Harassment in the Workplace

January 9, 2018 – The number of workplace harassment claims filed during recent years has increased dramatically. Beyond the cost of damages and litigation, it’s likely harassment will result in additional losses for an employer including lowered morale, absenteeism, reduced productivity, and employee turnover. In this webinar, you will learn about all types of harassment in the workplace, including sexual harassment, as well…

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OSHA Accepting Electronic Reports Through Dec. 31

December 20, 2017 – The Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced it is accepting injury and illness reports through Dec. 31, 2017. Establishments affected by OSHA’s new electronic reporting rule that have yet to submit data may still do so without penalty through the end of the year. OSHA’s original first deadline for electronic reporting was July 1, though…

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