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ELECTRONIC REPORTING RULE SUSPENDED

U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has officially suspended the Obama administration rule requiring companies to electronically file injury and illness reports. The controversial rule was supposed to be in effect as of January 1, 2017, as we reported earlier in our Sur Advice Blog: “OSHA’s Big Change: What Does It […]

Wage and Hour (W&H) Rules Are In and Claims Are Up: What You Need to Know

THE CHANGES Recently, the federal government has implemented several changes that have resulted in an increased number of claims for W&H violations made against employers. And all indictors are pointing to more on the way. But first let’s define W&H and take a quick look at its history. WHAT IS W&H? It is commonly – […]

Disaster Planning: Thinking the Unthinkable Part II

Phase Two: The Road to Recovery Plan The second part of any effective Disaster Plan is a Recovery Plan. A Recovery Plan details the steps it will take to put your business back on its feet as quickly as possible. Following a loss, companies must deal with all the issues of the loss while simultaneously […]

Are Independent Contractors Putting Your Operation at Risk? Part II

Historically, the IRS has used a 20-factor analysis to deter- mine worker status. Congress has also enacted what’s called Section 530 Safe Harbor based on consistency of treatment and reporting. Under the ruling, businesses are required to demonstrate that workers designated as independent contractors are consistently treated as such and that workers who perform similar functions are also treated as independent contractors and not employees.