Category Archives: Regulations

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

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

All Dealers – ACA Compliance

All Dealers – ACA Compliance Beginning in 2016, the definition of “small employer” for insurance rating and underwriting purposes changes. In general, employers with 51–100 full-time equivalents (FTEs) may now fall into the small employer category, and such groups will be subject to community rating and required to offer essential

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