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OSHA Isn’t Ready for Electronic Reporting

A recent update to their recordkeeping page indicates OSHA isn’t ready for electronic reporting which was due to begin 7/1/17.  OSHA has not officially delayed the deadline, but its website will not be ready to receive electronic reports from employers by this time. Remember, The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) electronic reporting rule requires certain

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New York Paid Family Leave Law

OVERVIEW On April 4, 2016, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill that will require employers to provide paid family leave benefits to eligible employees as part of the state’s disability insurance program.  Paid family leave benefits will be phased in over a four-year period, beginning Jan. 1, 2018. When the law is fully implemented in

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Common OSHA Recordkeeping Mistakes

It’s that time of year when affected employers need to finalize their OSHA 300 log data of work-related injuries and illnesses which also means it’s the time when the most common OSHA recordkeeping mistakes happen. Please note that some of these mistakes can result in potential fines or penalties: 1) Not separating OSHA logs by

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Electronic OSHA Reporting: An Overview

With the February 1st OSHA posting date looming, many employers who have heard about  electronic OSHA reporting requirements are unsure about whether they are affected and if the new rule affects their current OSHA recordkeeping obligations. Some frequently asked questions about these requirements include: Who has to report electronically and when? Electronic reporting of OSHA

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Prepare and Maintain OSHA Records

Most employers with 11 or more workers, including part-time, temporary or seasonal employees at any establishment, at any time during the year must prepare and maintain OSHA records of all occupational fatalities, injuries and illnesses. The OSHA 300 Log, OSHA 301 Incident Report, and OSHA 300A Summary forms have to be kept up to date

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