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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) electronic submission deadline is rapidly approaching. Are you ready?

This is the first year certain employers must electronically submit their OSHA injury and illness data for posting on the OSHA website. Prior to this, little to no data was made public about worker injuries and illnesses. OSHA is hoping that by making this information available, employers will be encouraged to focus on safety for their employees.

Thursday, 02 November 2017 14:06

Winter is Coming

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The leaves are changing color and there’s a certain crispness in the air. You’re finding yourself reaching for your coat every morning before you step outside. Holiday decorations are appearing in department stores overnight and soon the jazzy holiday music will be filtered through speakers everywhere you go. We all know what this means; winter is coming.

Thursday, 02 November 2017 13:22

Increase to the Colorado State Minimum Wage for 2018

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The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment has released the proposed changes to the state minimum wage for 2018.  The proposed changes align with the changes voted into the state constitution as Amendment 70 last year.  Effective January 1st, 2018 the minimum wage will increase to $10.20 per hour and will continue to increase by $0.90 per year until it reaches $12.00 per hour in the year 2020. Thereafter the minimum wage will be adjusted annually based off the Consumer Price Index for Colorado.

 

The maximum amount an employer may offset minimum wage by for tipped employees remains the same at $3.02 per hour. Because the tip credit has not changed, the Tipped Employee Minimum Wage has increased to $7.18 per hour.

 

Also, as a reminder, the employee is entitled to CO state minimum wage if either of the two situations apply: 1) the employee is covered under the Colorado Wage Order, or 2) the employee is covered under federal minimum wage provisions through the FLSA.

How To Fire An Employee: The Best Practices From HR Pros

When terminating an employee, there are many areas for companies to find themselves at risk. An employee that is performing poorly or violating company policy is not a situation to take lightly, so here are some steps to guide you through how to fire an employee while preventing potential legal repercussions.

If you do not currently work with a PEO Company that keeps you informed on the latest workplace regulations, you may not be aware that there are questions that should not be asked during a job interview. Asking these questions can make your company liable in a discrimination lawsuit. And those risks are real.

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