Compliance Deadline Reminders: Medicare and ACA Reporting

March 1 – Medicare Reporting

Employers with health plans that include prescription drug coverage for active employees or retirees who are Medicare eligible must report to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) whether or not their prescription drug coverage is creditable each year. The coverage is “creditable” …read more…

Risk Reduction Through Progressive Discipline

(From the 24-Hour HR Support Center)

Because behavioral problems and poor performance can be detrimental to the bottom line, many employers want to be rid of problematic employees ASAP. Small businesses in particular may not feel that they have the time or money to work on correcting bad behavior or …read more…

Reminder: Post Your OSHA Summary Log by February 1

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) mandates that all employers who are required to maintain the OSHA 300 Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, post a summary of the previous year’s log between February 1 and April 30 each year.

The summary (OSHA Form 300A) must be certified by …read more…

COMPLIANCE ALERTS: State Minimum Wage/Salary Increases & E-Verify Services Temporarily Unavailable

Maine Minimum Wage and Exempt Salary Increases January 1, 2019

Effective January 1, 2019, Maine’s minimum hourly wage increased to $11.00 per hour. The maximum tip credit and the minimum salary for employees exempt from minimum wage and overtime requirements also increased effective January 1.

The direct hourly wage for …read more…