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Special Report: A Quick Introduction to the World of OSHA

Even if employers aren't fully aware of it, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is something they should learn about – because its rules almost certainly apply to them. The Occupational Safety and Health Act covers many private sector employers as well as their workers.

Know the EEOC: Employment Opportunity for All

Discrimination in the workplace can be a very sensitive topic to bring up. We've all heard of various laws the government creates to keep places of business fair, and most of our jobs tell us about or make us watch videos about workplace equality when we first start.

Wage and Hour Implications of Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Saving Time (DST) is the practice of pushing the clock forward 1 hour during the summer so that daylight in the evening lasts longer. Each year, DST starts on the second Sunday of March and ends on the first Sunday of November.

Does Every Company Have To Be An Equal Opportunity Employer?

While few would disagree that every company should be an equal opportunity employer, the many federal laws that ensure equal opportunity don’t apply to some smaller employers. 

Is This Your Situation: Performing Background Checks for Small Businesses

With the average cost per hire in the United States hovering over $3,000, making a hiring mistake can be an expensive proposition for a small to midsize firm.

The 2018 Tax Wrap-Up

The tax reform passed at the end of 2017 runs to about 70,000 words.

Learn the Difference Between Pretax and After-Tax

Pretax deductions are subtracted from employees’ wages before taxes are taken out, thereby lowering their taxable wages and increasing their take-home pay.

New Disability Claims Rule for Welfare Benefit Plans

On December 19, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor announced a new rule updating the process for reviewing claims and appeals for disability benefits covered by ERISA. Initially, the final rule was supposed to apply to all claims filed on or after January 1, 2018.

Know the Rules on Classifying Employees

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) sets guidelines for whether an employee is exempt or nonexempt under federal law. Exempt means that the employee is excluded from the Act’s overtime pay provisions and therefore does not have to be paid overtime for work hours exceeding 40 hours in a week.

February Featured Employee: Lori Jones

Autopaychecks' February, featured employee is Lori Jones. Serving as a Customer Success Specialist at Autopaychecks, Lori has been with the company since August 2013.

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Cybersecurity and the Importance of Data Privacy

Cybersecurity — especially data privacy — is one of the biggest problems facing businesses today. These security problems are compounded because every segment of every industry is affected differently, and each is subject to the risk factors peculiar to that segment.

What Is I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification?

It's a typical scenario at businesses around the country: You need to hire staff quickly, and potential employees arrive with great recommendations. They have all the skills and qualifications for their positions.

Special Report: A Quick Introduction to the World of OSHA

Even if employers aren't fully aware of it, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is something they should learn about – because its rules almost certainly apply to them. The Occupational Safety and Health Act covers many private sector employers as well as their workers.

Know the EEOC: Employment Opportunity for All

Discrimination in the workplace can be a very sensitive topic to bring up. We've all heard of various laws the government creates to keep places of business fair, and most of our jobs tell us about or make us watch videos about workplace equality when we first start.

DOL Rule Called 'End-Run' Around Affordable Care Act

A federal judge has ruled that two parts of the Department of Labor (DOL) rule expanding employers' ability to join in association health plans (AHPs) violate ERISA. AHPs are group health plans sponsored by a group of employers.

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