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ACA Reporting Requirements are Coming…Are You Ready?

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the biggest healthcare change in over 100 years. Without comprehensive data integration between these systems, it will become increasingly more difficult to maintain compliance. The ACA reporting and compliance requirements affect companies with 50 or more full-time or full-time equivalent employees. Full-time status is defined as 30 or more Read More

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Join Our Panel of Experts For “Sheakley Talks DOT”

Does Your Business Own a Truck That Operates Commercially? Do you feel like you have more questions than answers when it comes to the Department of Transportation (DOT)? If you own a truck that operates commercially, you likely fall under the DOT regulations. Do you know what a violation would cost your business? Join us for a panel Read More

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H-1B Work Visa Petitions on Behalf of Foreign Employees Begin April 1, 2014

If you have not already started preparing, it’s time to get ready to file an H-1B work visa petition if you have foreign employees who need sponsorship for long-term work authorization in the U.S. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting H-1B work visa petitions on April 1, 2014. With an annual Read More

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Be Consistent. Be Consistent. Be Consistent.

In much of business, “thinking outside the box” or “going above and beyond” are valued traits in an employee. However, when it comes to the law, it’s always best to “stay the course.” One restaurant employer recently learned this lesson the hard way. During a re-verification of employment review, an immigrant employee was asked to Read More

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5 Steps Employers Should Take to Ensure Compliance with DOMA Ruling

The U.S. Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service announced new tax rules which went into effect in mid-September, giving same-sex couples all of the federal rights entitled to opposite-sex couples, including workplace benefits. This announcement followed the U.S. Supreme Court striking down a provision of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) that denied same-sex couples Read More

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The I-9, the whole I-9, and nothing but the I-9.

The I-9 form has everything you need as an employer to verify employment eligibility. Requesting more documentation, if not done consistently, can open your business up to a possible discrimination violation. Requesting less puts business at risk of non-compliance if your company is audited. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employers Read More

Categories: Policy & Regulation, Unemployment,
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How Will House Bill 37 Affect Your Unemployment Rate?

Effective October 21, 2013, Ohio employers may be penalized for not providing adequate and/or timely responses to requests regarding unemployment separation information.  Essentially, if a claim is allowed at the initial level and the employer provides additional information at the re-determination level that causes a decision reversal, penalties may occur. Employers will be given three Read More

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Employers, Get Moving! Exchange Notice to All Eligible Employees are Due by Oct 1st

The Health Insurance Marketplace (aka “Exchange”) will start accepting enrollments October 1, 2013, with initial coverage beginning January 1, 2014. All employers must notify employees of the Exchange by October 1, 2013. After October 1, all new employees must be notified within 14 days of their start date. If in doubt, send the notice. This Read More

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Things You Should Know About FMLA Reinstatement

Chubbworks recently published, “Deciphering The FMLA And Job Reinstatement – What Employers Need To Know” featuring violations found by the US Department of Labor regarding an employer’s out-of-date leave policy. In addition to an overview of the case, Chubbworks outlined ways to help you stay compliant with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), including Read More

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Equal Pay Act Applies to All Employers

The Equal Pay Act applies to virtually every employer, regardless of size. Navigating the intricacies of adhering to the Act can be complicated. The EPA covers all forms of pay. This includes salary, overtime, bonuses, stock options, profit sharing and bonus plans, life insurance, vacation and holiday pay, cleaning or gasoline allowances, hotel accommodations, reimbursement Read More