Category Archives: Compliance

Year in Review: Compliance Updates from 2019

Year in Review: Compliance Updates from 2019 by Jim Hill, Vice President of Clark-Mortenson Insurance OSHA LOG The OSHA 300 log is part of a federal requirement concerning safety in the workplace. It is a form that must be filled out by employers and displayed in a visible area. The log records all applicable injuries…
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The IRS issues a change to Form W-4

The IRS issues a change to Form W-4 For the first time in more than three decades the IRS has revamped the W-4 form, also known as the “Employee’s Withholding Certificate.” 2020 IRS Form W-4 Employers use IRS Form W-4 to determine each employee’s federal tax withholdings. The new form is intended to harmonize tax…
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Compliance Updates: Year in Review 2018

Compliance Updates: Year in Review 2018 2018 saw big changes in Washington, which meant changes for the way HR professionals do business. Here’s a recap of a few events that took place: Youth Employment Law Changes Recent changes expanded the number of consecutive days and total hours a 16-17 year old may work depend on…
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OSHA Suspends Forms 300 and 301 Electronic Reporting

OSHA SUSPENDS FORMS 300 AND 301 ELECTRONIC REPORTING On July 30, 2018, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a proposed rule to eliminate electronic reporting requirements for data from OSHA Forms 300 and 301. OSHA initially established these requirements— which apply to establishments with 250 or more employees—in a final rule issued in…
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Form I-9 and Your Employees

FORM I-9 AND YOUR EMPLOYEES The Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) took effect in 1986 to prevent the employment of illegal aliens in the United States. IRCA requires employers to hire and retain only individuals authorized to work in the United States, and imposes strict penalties on those that knowingly employ illegal aliens. To…
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