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Mandatory Federal Posting Change

MANDATORY FEDERAL POSTING CHANGE Effective August 1, 2016 Effective August 1, 2016, employers must post new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) postings. (See below for changes) 2016 has been a year of ever-changing federal and state posting laws. With the recent mandatory federal change

Connecticut Oversize & Overweight Permit Fee Increases

Connecticut Oversize & Overweight Permit Fee Increases Effective July 1, 2016, Connecticut will increase the costs to obtain oversize and overweight permits. Legislation sponsored by Democratic leadership will raise the costs for individual permits from $23 to $30. It will also raise the cost of an “electronic transmittal fee” to

Display OSHA injury form February 1 to April 30

Display OSHA injury form February 1 to April 30 State and Federal OSHA regulations require that employers with 11 or more employees at any time in 2015 must post the Annual Summary of Injuries and Illnesses from February 1, 2016 to April 30, 2016. This form lists summary data for

FMCSA Issues Electronic Logging Device Rule

FMCSA Issues Electronic Logging Device Rule Last Thursday, FMCSA announced its long-awaited final rule requiring the adoption and use of electronic logging devices by all drivers currently required to complete paper records of duty status. The 500 page rule has been summarized by American Trucking Associations staff and is available

Distracted Driving Continues To Be Much More Than Just “A Problem”

DISTRACTED DRIVING CONTINUES TO BE MUCH MORE THAN JUST “A PROBLEM” Not only is distracted driving still a serious problem, it is an epidemic. With each new mobile device introduced, the potential for behind-the-wheel distractions increase and so does a business’s exposure to risk. Federated Insurance is very concerned about

Congress gives OK for OSHA to raise maximum fines by 80 percent

Congress gives OK for OSHA to raise maximum fines by 80 percent The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has not increased its maximum penalties since 1990, but that likely will change in dramatic fashion next year. A bipartisan provision in the budget agreement negotiated in the House and Senate

Compliance with Implements of Husbandry law kicks in November 1

Compliance with Implements of Husbandry law kicks in November 1 What’s so special about Nov. 1? One of the main provisions in the Implements of Husbandry law deals with what are statutorily defined as “wide” IOH. If not already installed on original equipment, additional lighting and marking features will be

EMV: Is your business ready? Effective October 1, 2015!!

  EMV: Is your business ready? Effective October 1, 2015!! Today, financial institutions typically bear the brunt of liability when it comes to fraudulent transactions. Effective October 1st, 2015 (the current federal deadline), those issuers and merchants using non-EMV compliant devices that choose to accept transactions made with EMV-compliant cards assume liability

EPA finalizes rule to modernize Clean Water Act reporting

EPA finalizes rule to modernize Clean Water Act reporting The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a rule to modernize Clean Water Act reporting for municipalities, industries, and other facilities. The final rule will require regulated entities and state and federal regulators to use existing, available information technology to electronically

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