Category Archives: Human Resources

Health Care Law: Tax Considerations for Employers with fewer than 50 Employees

Health Care Law: Tax Considerations for Employers with fewer than 50 Employees Some of the tax provisions of the Affordable Care Act apply only to employers with fewer than 50 full-time or full-time equivalent employees. Employers with fewer than 50 employees should take note of these tax considerations: More than

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

Your health insurance company may ask for your Social Security Number

Your health insurance company may ask for your Social Security Number Your health insurance company may request that you provide them with the social security numbers for you, your spouse and your children covered by your policy.  This is because the Affordable Care Act requires every provider of minimum essential

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