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February 1 – Form 300A Posting Requirement

HR Watchdog would like to remind employers that they must post the Form 300A summary of job-related injuries and illnesses from 2013 at their place of business no later than February 1, 2014. Employers are required to post only the summary (Form 300A) — not the Form 300 (Log) — by February 1 and keep […]

Jan 27 2014 - Health and Safety - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

Opposition Stops Workers’ Comp “Job Killer” Bill​​​​​

Strong opposition from the California Chamber of Commerce stopped a “job killer” bill from 2013 that would have resulted in dramatic workers’ compensation cost increases for employers. Last week, at the author’s request, SB 626 (Beall; D-San Jose) was pulled from the hearing agenda for the Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee. As a result, […]

Jan 24 2014 - Workers' Compensation - HRWatchdog Read More »

Furnish W-2 by January 31

Employers must furnish the Form W-2 to employees by January 31, 2014. The requirement to “furnish” the W-2 to employees is met if the form is properly addressed and mailed on or before the due date. Employers may submit requests for extensions of time to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). For more information on furnishing and […]

Jan 23 2014 - Compensation, Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

“Absolute No. 1 Leadership Trait in the History of the Universe”

TLNT, a popular HR blog, recently published the results of its survey on important leadership traits. In the survey, TLNT posed this question: “What’s the absolute No. 1 leadership trait in the history of the universe?” The responses, based on more than 300 votes: Communication skills (78 percent) Humility (15 percent) Charisma (6 percent) Intelligence (2 […]

Jan 22 2014 - General, Hiring - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

Family Medical History Questions Result in $370k Settlement

The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently settled a lawsuit with a New York nursing and rehabilitation center over alleged violations of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). The EEOC claimed that the center requested family medical history as part of its post-offer, pre-employment medical exams of applicants. The EEOC also alleged that the […]

Jan 21 2014 - Disabilities, Discrimination - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »