What is an EEO-1 Form?

Diversity Report Required: Do you know the ethnic makeup of your employees?  By law, you might be required to track this information.  September 30th is the deadline for filing the EEO-1 form for companies with 100 or more employees.  The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) uses this information to track diversity stats for your business. Steps …

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What do I need for OSHA safety compliance?

OSHA safety compliance is essential for any business, non-profit, or ministry.  Regulations vary widely, depending on your industry, location, and size, but there are some essentials that all should consider: 1. Safety signs, labels, and tags 2. Safety supplies 3. Safety posters 4. Safety reporting and manuals 1. Safety signage:  Every organization needs basics like …

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What is an OSHA Form 300 and why do I have to post it?

Required posting of injury report.  All employers with 10 or more employees must post an OSHA Form 300a in a prominent area at their facilities.  This form reports all of your workplace injuries for last year.  Certain low-hazard industries have partial exemption from some of the OSHA reporting requirements.  (Determined by your SIC code, but mainly includes retail, …

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What is the deadline for issuing Form W-2s to my employees?

Employers need to "furnish" employee W-2 forms by January 31st.  That means that the forms must be properly addressed and mailed before that due date.  You can also hand them out in person by that date.  Failure to furnish the W-2 forms by the deadline can result in fines. Must the Form W-2 report the value of …

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What New Hire forms do I need?

When hiring new employees, what forms are needed?  What new hire forms are helpful?  New Hire forms fall into the following categories: 1. Legally-required Forms and Posters 2. HR Forms that help you get the job done Legally-Required Forms and Posters- Be sure to have all of the following items when hiring employees: Form I-9 …

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Hiring Immigrants

Recently, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a lawsuit against an Arizona community college district over discrimination when hiring legal immigrants.  Supposedly, the college district was demanding too many documents, going beyond what is required by federal law.  The DOJ is wanting to penalize the district $1,100 per violation (over $270k total), according to Politico: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0810/41626.html What …

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Employee Diversity Report Required

Do you know the ethnic makeup of your employees?  By law, you might be required to track this information.  September 30th is the deadline for filing the EEO-1 form for companies with 100 or more employees.  The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) uses this information to track diversity stats for your business. Steps you should take:  …

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