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Safe Fueling

Employers have a responsibility to train workers on safe fueling procedures.  Landscaping crews need to add volatile fuel to their vehicles and equipment and if not handled properly, can result in injury or death.  In addition, liquid fuels release flammable vapors and can reach ignition sources that are not near the fuel tank or container. Safe

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New York’s Strict Workplace Harassment Law

New York’s strict workplace harassment law was passed as part of the 2019 budget.  The law amended several of the state’s labor and other employment-related laws to provide increased protections against sexual harassment in the workplace.  Effective April 12, 2018, the amendments extend the right to file sexual harassment claims to non-employees. Previously, only employees could file

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IRS Announces 2019 HSA Limits

OVERVIEW On May 10, 2018, the IRS released Revenue Procedure 2018-30 to announce the inflation-adjusted limits for health savings accounts (HSA) and high deductible health plans (HDHPs) for 2019. These limits include: The maximum HSA contribution limit; The minimum deductible amount for HDHPs; and The maximum out-of-pocket expense limit for HDHPs. These limits vary based

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Seasonal Worker Tax Changes

Seasonal Worker Tax Changes Business owners should encourage seasonal staff to visit the Withholding Calculator on soon to do a “paycheck checkup in light of the seasonal worker tax changes.”The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act made major changes to the tax law, which could affect how much an employee needs to have their employer withhold

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Cyber Liability Insurance

Cyber liability insurance has become an essential component to any risk management program.  When cyber attacks like data breaches and hacks occur, they can result in devastating damage.  Businesses have to deal with business disruptions, lost revenue and litigation.  it’s important to remember that no organization is immune to the impact of a cyber crime. 

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