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OSHA

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) recently announced that will not require electronic submissions of injury and illness logs by July 1, 2017 as expected. In first an email and then a statement released on OSHA’s website, the agency informed stakeholders that it planned to propose an extension to the due date required by Read more

California Supreme Court Simplifies Day-of-Rest Rule

Preparing weekly work schedules is often like solving a puzzle. It means forecasting demand, controlling payroll, and taking into account employee availability. This makes scheduling in industries that have frequent call outs, high turnover rates, or seasonal livelihoods, such as the retail or restaurant industries, particularly tricky. Employee scheduling is also affected by limitations and restrictions Read more

Virginia OSHA Penalties Increase

For those who follow federal OSHA news, this may be a disappointment even if it isn’t a shock: the Commonwealth of Virginia is raising its State Plan maximum penalties for occupational safety and health violations. Virginia is one of 26 states operating under an OSHA-approved State Plan. State Plans are required to “remain at least Read more

Procedural Change to Wisconsin’s Unemployment Insurance Posting

Starting May 24, 2017, unemployment claims in the state of Wisconsin must be filed online. The Division of Unemployment Insurance is retiring the automated telephone filing system. The goal of switching online is to help make the process easier and faster for claimants. Claimants will have access to their claim information seven days a week. The Read more

2017 Missouri Workers' Compensation Peel 'N Post

The Missouri Division of Workers’ Compensation has recently updated the mandatory workers’ compensation posting. By law, all Missouri employers are required to post the Workers’ Compensation Law posting in a prominent and easily accessible location in the workplace (Missouri Revised Statutes, Section 287.127).  If employers do not have a permanent work site regularly accessed by Read more

Arizona sick leave - red lozenges

Arizona employers, get ready to raise your voice – the Industrial Commission of Arizona (ICA) has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking relating to the Earned Paid Sick Time law which will go into effect on July 1, 2017. The ICA will be accepting written comments on the proposed rules until June 5, 2017, and Read more