The change in season means more than just colder weather and shorter days. Fall is also the start of the dreaded cold and flu season.
While you can't guarantee that you and you'll employees will avoid it completely, you can take steps to stay healthy and prepare your office when someone does get sick.
Here, our collection of some of the best cold and flu season advice.
Go on enough job interviews and you'll quickly learn most interviewers ask the same things. But what are employers really looking for when they ask things like "Where do you see yourself five years from now?"
he United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is making certain enhancements to its E-Verify Tentative Non-Confirmation (TNC) Communication process, effective September 9, 2013.
Employers who use an electronic I-9 solutions with direct E-Verify access will not be affected by these changes, at this time or the near future. However, those users who directly log-in to E-Verify and use the system will be affected immediately and may want to find out specific details on the USCIS web site.- See more at: http://www.hireright.com/blog/2013/09/upcoming-enhancements-to-e-verify-tnc-communication-announced-by-uscis/?utm_campaign=201309-Right-Stuff-NL-Prospect&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=headline&utm_campaign=201309newsletter&elq=18e2fc05695644808108f8ddfb25918b&elqCampaignId=484#sthash.pkKImMeX.dpuf
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is making certain enhancements to its E-Verify Tentative Non-Confirmation (TNC) Communication process, effective September 9, 2013.
Employers who use an electronic I-9 solutions with direct E-Verify access will not be affected by these changes, at this time or the near future. However, those users who directly log-in to E-Verify and use the system will be affected immediately and may want to find out specific details on the USCIS web sit
The employer notice requirement under the Affordable Care Act, the U.S. Department of Labor has stated that there will be no penalty for employers that fail to provide these notices to their employees.
Section 18B of the Fair Labor Standards Act, as added by section 1512 of the Affordable Care Act, states that employers must provide each employee with notice of the health insurance coverage options available through a health insurance marketplace. The effective date of the notice requirement is Oct. 1.
It is important to note that employers still are required to provide the notices. Although there may not be any government penalties for failing to provide them, it is possible that an employee who is somehow adversely affected by not getting the notice could bring a private lawsuit or even a class-action suit.
ASA urges all staffing firms to consult with their own counsel before making a final decision regarding the potential issues that may arise if they do not provide the notice.
Below is DOL's answer to the frequently asked question, from dol.gov.
FAQ on Notice of Coverage Options
Q: Can an employer be fined for failing to provide employees with notice about the Affordable Care Act's new health insurance marketplace?
A: No. If your company is covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act, it should provide a written notice to its employees about the health insurance marketplace by Oct. 1, but there is no fine or penalty under the law for failing to provide the notice.
The notice should inform employees
- About the health insurance marketplace
- That, depending on their income and what coverage may be offered by the employer, they may be able to get lower cost private insurance in the marketplace
- That if they buy insurance through the marketplace, they may lose the employer contribution (if any) to their health benefits
The U.S. Department of Labor has two model notices to help employers comply. There is one model for employers that do not offer a health plan and another model for employers that offer a health plan or some or all employees:
- Model notice for employers that offer a health plan to some or all employees
- Model notice for employers that do not offer a health plan
The model notices are also available in Spanish and MS Word format at dol.gov.
The model notices are also available to download below.
Originally posted by: The ASA-Written by: Toby Malara
Both workers’ compensation benefits paid to insureds and costs for employers increased in 2011, a new study released today revealed.
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by Federal Reserve District Commonly known as the Beige Book, this report is published eight times per year. Each Federal Reserve Bank gathers anecdotal information on current economic conditions in its District through reports from Bank and Branch directors and interviews with key business contacts, economists, market experts, and other sources. The Beige Book summarizes this information by District and sector. An overall summary of the twelve district reports is prepared by a designated Federal Reserve Bank on a rotating basis.
A critical component of the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act (S.744), introduced April 17, 2013, is a provision that would require all employers to participate in an enhanced E-Verify-type program.
Many of the nation’s employers are still on the fence concerning the “Play or Pay” question in health care reform.
Some are leaning toward “Play” (offering employees medical coverage that meets the requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act [PPACA]), while others are favoring “Pay” (forking over penalties for not offering acceptable coverage to employees).
The law actually calls for two possible penalties for large employers with 50 or more employees: one for not offering “minimum essential” coverage, and the other for offering coverage that isn’t “affordable” and/or doesn’t provide “minimum value.”