Starting January 1, 2014, Minnesota employers are required to comply with “Ban-the-Box” legislation for both private and public employers. Employers can no longer ask job applicants about criminal backgrounds prior to an interview, or until after making a conditional job offer.
Increasing significantly is the number of Form I-9 audits conducted by ICE and fines for employers found to have I-9 violations. Last fiscal year, monetary fines increased to $12.4 million, compared to $10.4 million the prior year. To prepare for ICE I-9 audits, employers should conduct internal I-9 audits on… read more →
Three main changes to its record keeping regulations have been proposed by OSHA. First, Forms 300 and 300A which are submitted to OSHA containing injury and illness records and for companies that had 250 or more employees in the previous calendar year would need to electronically submit information. Second, establishments… read more →
CGI Federal‘s contract, originally awarded in 2011 and is scheduled to end February 28, will not be renewed. Accenture will replace CGI Federal with a year long contract worth about $90 million for the website.
Anyone who missed the Christmas deadline, to sign up for insurance through the Affordable Care Act, for benefits to kick in on January 1st, have until Wed., Jan. 15th to sign up for insurance in order to get coverage beginning Feb. 1. The deadline for signing up for 2014 health… read more →
Vending machines will be required to display calorie information to help consumers make “healthier choices”. Section 4205 of the ACA requires that new labeling regulations roll out in early 2014 after the Food and Drug Administration finalizes official guidelines. This will affect roughly 10,800 vending machine companies throughout the nation.
NC, SC and GA will have something new in common. They will all share the same unemployment benefits system. The new unemployment insurance system, called the Southeast Consortium Unemployment Insurance Benefits Initiative, or SCUBI, will put in place all processes to replace all unemployment systems in the three states.
Some companies, even existing ones located in the garden state may be eligible for as much as $300 million in tax credits per project thanks to Grow New Jersey, which consolidates and expands many of its previous programs.
Business owners, mark your calendars! On January 28, 2014, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce at 930 Richland St., the City of Columbia along with the Columbia Empowerment Zone Inc., the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce and business tax credit adviser RetroTax, will hold… read more →