DOL Issues Final Independent Contractor Rule

Posted on: February 13th, 2024 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

The U.S. Department of Labor in January 2024 finalized a new federal rule that will make it more difficult for employers to classify workers as independent contractors. The final rule formally rescinds the independent contractor rule issued by the DOL a few years ago and provides a different interpretation of how the key test of […]

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New OSHA Electronic Reporting Rule Takes Effect

Posted on: February 6th, 2024 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

A new rule by the Department of Labor requires firms with 100 or more employees in certain industries to electronically submit their OSHA Form 300 and 301 logs, starting in 2024. These are in addition to submission of Form 300A-Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses. The new rule applies to businesses in 104 high-hazard industries […]

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It’s Time to Post Your OSHA Form 300A

Posted on: January 30th, 2024 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

Employers with 10 or more employees must post their completed OSHA Form 300A by Feb. 1 and keep it posted in their workplace until April 30. The form must be posted where the company usually posts other employee notices, like minimum wage and workplace safety notices. Form 300A summarizes the total number of fatalities, missed […]

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Take Advantage of Safer Construction Devices

Posted on: January 23rd, 2024 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

Advancements are making construction workplaces safer thanks to innovative new designs that learn from the past and the weaknesses of equipment that has been used in construction for decades. Construction firms that don’t keep up with the latest in safety devices are missing an opportunity to save lives, reduce workplace injuries and avoid costly workers’ […]

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Manage the Risks of EV Charging Stations at Your Business

Posted on: January 16th, 2024 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

The growing popularity of electric vehicles is encouraging businesses to install charging stations in parking lots for their employees and visitors. Commercial real estate owners and investors are always looking for ways to increase the value of their properties. Adding EV charging infrastructure is an obvious way to increase property value while providing a much-needed […]

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Documenting Small Safety Incidents Key to Preventing Major Ones

Posted on: January 9th, 2024 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

Studies show that for every major workplace injury or fatality, there are nearly 10 minor injuries — and more than 30 accidents that lead to property damage. While minor injuries may not seem consequential, they can be indicators of structural problems in an employer’s safety standards. Capturing data even on minor incidents that may seem […]

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The 2024 Cyber-Security Threat Landscape

Posted on: January 5th, 2024 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

The cyber-security landscape changes constantly. This year, experts are predicting greater threats to business computer networks and individuals seeking to keep their information private. For employers, it’s important to stay on top of these threats so that they can ensure that their security protocols and internal procedures are up to the task of beating them […]

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EEOC Proposes New Workplace Anti-Harassment Guidance

Posted on: December 26th, 2023 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has issued proposed language to update its guidance on harassment in the workplace. The proposed guidance “reflects notable changes in law, including the Supreme Court’s 2020 decision in Bostock vs. Clayton County (which held that LGBTQ individuals are protected from workplace discrimination under Title VII), the #MeToo movement and emerging issues, […]

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Top 10 California Laws, Regs for 2024: Part II

Posted on: December 20th, 2023 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

Every year starts with a number of new laws and regulations that will affect businesses in California. This year is no different. This is part II of a two-part series.   6. No more non-competes Under two new laws, non-compete agreements with employees are expressly illegal starting in 2024 and if an employer requires one […]

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