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Ohio Safety Congress & Expo

Posted on by DES Staff

The Ohio Safety Congress & Expo features a multitude of topics to address a variety of industry training and education needs. To assist Ohio employers in determining what sessions will help them move forward on their Pathway to Safety.


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Deadline to Notify Employees of Health Care Exchanges Delayed

The Department of Labor (DOL) has announced that a requirement for employers to inform employees about the availability of health care exchanges under Section 18B of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), as added by the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), will not go into effect on March 1, 2013, as previously scheduled.


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New I-9 Form Released

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released a newly revised Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification). Employers are required to use the form for all new hires by May 7, 2013.


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Tax Changes Affecting 2013 Payrolls – What You Need to Know

By ADP Staff  –  January 2013

The House and Senate have passed H.R. 8, the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (ATRA), which includes several changes to tax laws affecting payroll and employment tax administration in 2013. President Obama is expected to sign the bill into law within 24 hours.


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IRS Raises Standard Mileage Rate for 2013

December 20, 2012

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has raised the standard mileage rate for calculating the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business purposes.

Effective January 1, 2013, the standard mileage rate is 56.5 cents per mile, up from 55.5 cents per mile in 2012. Use of the IRS standard mileage rate is optional.


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FLSA Employee Classification

As wage and hour claims become more pervasive and the Department of Labor steps up its efforts to enforce the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), it is more crucial than ever for your business to ensure that your employee exempt and non-exempt classifications are correct.
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FLSA Timekeeping

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires employers to have an accurate account of all hours worked by their employees.
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New EEOC Guidance and Use of Criminal Records

On April 25, 2012, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued new guidance (“Guidance”) on the use of criminal records. One of the most significant aspects of the Guidance is a recommendation that employers conduct an “individualized assessment” before excluding an individual on the basis of a criminal record. The Guidance also reiterates that the use of criminal records must be job related and consistent with businesses necessity.

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