The ETC HR and Compliance Blog

The IRS has now released final Forms 1094-B and 1095-B (“B forms”), 1094-C and 1095-C (“C forms”), and their related instructions for the 2018 reporting year. As a reminder, Applicable Large Employers (ALEs) are responsible for distributing and filing C forms; while, minimum essential coverage...

Question:   How long should we keep employee timecards?  What about time records? Answer:    Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, employers are required to keep such records and because “time records” can be interpreted differently, see the below chart and summary based on the Department of Labor-Wage...

Allergy sufferers may offer temporary relief from the payment of OT wages but employers run the risk of $erious $ide Effect$. Let’s face it, everybody loves a good bargain. If you can reduce your labor costs by some neat trick, voila! You’ll have a bargain, in...

An up-to-date, compliant handbook is a viable first line of defense against huge litigation costs. The implementation of clear, concise policies that employees understand and managers apply consistently can help employees feel like they are being treated fairly and can reduce the number of claims...

The importance of documenting performance problems as they occur cannot be overstated. Although this requires meeting with the employee and discussing the issue, which will almost certainly be uncomfortable, it’s an employer’s best defense to a wrongful termination claim should the employee feel litigious after...

Question:  Do I have to keep my OSHA 300 logs up to date during the retention period? Answer:   Employers must retain all OSHA Forms for Recording Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses (300, 301, and 300A) for a period of five years following the end of the calendar...

Question:  We are considering a layoff due to an economic downturn in our industry. What exposure do we have if affected employees are current out on leave such as short-term disability leave and/or FMLA Leave? Answer:  Although an employee using medical leave will have protection and...