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Construction Contractor Fined $59,153 Following OSHA Investigation

Construction Contractor Fined $59,153 Following OSHA Investigation

Tragedy struck at John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens, New York, when two employees of a water and sewer line construction contractor, lost their lives on April 3, 2023. A trench collapse claimed the lives of these workers, a devastating incident that a...

ACA Compliance and Growing Your Business: A Balancing Act

ACA Compliance and Growing Your Business: A Balancing Act

Expanding your business is an exciting venture, but it can also introduce complex challenges, especially when it comes to regulatory compliance. One such regulation that business owners must grapple with is the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Navigating ACA compliance...

HR Compliance Update | December 18, 2023

HR Compliance Update | December 18, 2023

FEDERAL UPDATES IRS Mileage Rate:  The IRS announced an increase in the deductible mileage reimbursement rate for 2024 to 67 cents per mile, up from 65.5 cents. Exempt Salary Thresholds.  The Biden administration just released its Fall Unified Agenda for Regulatory...

Metal Fabrication Company Fined $275,890 for OSHA Violations

Metal Fabrication Company Fined $275,890 for OSHA Violations

A steel fabrication company, recently faced three federal investigations initiated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) following the tragic death of an employee in April 2023. These investigations uncovered a staggering 36 violations, 25 of...

DOL Recovers $56,862 in Back Wages from Pool Contractor

DOL Recovers $56,862 in Back Wages from Pool Contractor

In a recent investigation, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) uncovered serious violations by a residential contractor specializing in pool construction. The Wage and Hour Division found that the contractor denied overtime pay to 25 employees, paying them...

EEOC Files Lawsuit Against Security Company for Gender Discrimination

EEOC Files Lawsuit Against Security Company for Gender Discrimination

A company specializing in contract security services operating in at least 14 states, is facing legal action from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The federal agency alleges that the company violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by...

Office Holiday Party Ideas & Alternatives

Office Holiday Party Ideas & Alternatives

How to plan memorable employee celebrations and boost employee engagement Many employers view office Christmas parties as an important aspect of engagement and employee retention. Managing these holiday parties can be a complex, multifaceted task. From planning and...

EEOC Sues Car Rental Company for Age Discrimination

EEOC Sues Car Rental Company for Age Discrimination

In a significant legal development, a car rental company, is facing a lawsuit from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) over alleged age discrimination in its hiring practices for management trainee positions in Florida. This case serves as a stark...

The Three Mega Trends Shaping 401(k) Plans for Small Businesses

The Three Mega Trends Shaping 401(k) Plans for Small Businesses

The landscape of retirement planning for small businesses is undergoing a transformative shift, driven by three megatrends that intersect and create unprecedented opportunities.   From significant tax incentives to state mandates and the ever-intensifying war for...

EEOC Sues Recycling Company for Wrongful Termination

EEOC Sues Recycling Company for Wrongful Termination

In a recent legal development, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a lawsuit against a recycler of large items, for alleged retaliation against an employee who participated in an internal investigation of sex discrimination. The federal...

Penalties for Non-Compliance with ACA: Know the Consequences

Penalties for Non-Compliance with ACA: Know the Consequences

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) introduced significant changes to the healthcare landscape in the United States, with specific implications for employers. For businesses with 50 or more full-time employees, compliance with the ACA is not optional—it's a legal...

$69,251 Penalty for Alloys Manufacturer for OSHA Violations

$69,251 Penalty for Alloys Manufacturer for OSHA Violations

A recent inspection by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has brought attention to the critical issue of employee safety at a Massachusetts alloy manufacturer. The alloy manufacturer now faces $69,251 in proposed...

DOL Fines Food Manufacturer $140,164 for Violating Child Labor Laws

DOL Fines Food Manufacturer $140,164 for Violating Child Labor Laws

In a recent federal investigation, a national food manufacturer faced severe penalties of $140,164 after the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) discovered the illegal employment of at least 11 children at its meatpacking and food processing facility in Minnesota. The...

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