Category: Aisling University Employee Benefits Newsletters

OSHA Final Rule Updates Reporting & Record-keeping Requirements

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released a final rule, effective January 1, 2015, that changes the criteria for reporting severe injuries and revises the list of employers partially exempt from OSHA’s recordkeeping provisions.   More Incidents Must Be Reported Under the final rule, employers must notify OSHA of all work-related fatalities within […]

Employers Will Not Be Required to Post Employee Rights Notice in the Workplace

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has decided not to seek Supreme Court review of two U.S. Court of Appeals decisions invalidating the agency’s Notice Posting Rule, which would have required most private sector employers to post a notice of employee rights in the workplace. Originally scheduled to become effective in 2011, the Notice Posting […]

Important Changes to the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit in 2014

Under the Affordable Care Act, small employers may be eligible for a special tax credit to help cover the cost of providing health coverage to employees. Employers who are interested in claiming the credit should be aware of a number of important changes for tax years beginning in 2014 and beyond. General Eligibility Requirements An […]

The Do’s and Don’ts for Preventing Common COBRA Mistakes

With so many requirements under COBRA, it’s easy to make a mistake that could result in costly penalties. Understanding your responsibilities when it comes to compliance is the best way to prevent expensive mistakes. The following do’s and don’ts can help you get started. DO count part-time employees to determine whether your plan is subject […]