March 2019
HR & Safety News, Insights, and Updates  

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Living Your Company Culture 

Walking the talk.  A Deloitte survey showed that 84% of senior leaders thought they were regularly communicating the company's beliefs and values ...  however, only 67% of employees felt that was true.  There was another gap between executives and employees who believed that senior leadership acted in accordance with the company's core values and beliefs.   Are you living your company culture?   Click here for our article.

Violence, Drugs, Cyberattacks Worry HR in 2019

Workplace violence, marijuana use, data security, leave laws and workforce planning are among the most difficult challenges for employers this year, according to HR professionals. 

Experts weigh in with tips and strategies on how to respond to and prepare for these challenges.  Read More
Trump Administration Proposes Overtime Pay Expansion

(Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Labor issued a long-awaited proposal on Thursday to extend mandatory overtime pay to a million more workers, far fewer than an Obama administration rule that was struck down by a federal judge.  

Currently, salaried workers are automatically entitled to overtime pay only if they earn less than $23,660 a year, a figure set in 2004. The proposal released on Thursday would raise the threshold to $35,308.    Click here for full article.
Court Order Reinstates EEOC Pay Collection

Washington DC -   On March 4, 2019, a District of Columbia court issued an  opinion  reinstating the EEOC's collection of pay data as part of the EEO-1 Report filing.  The revised EEO-1 form was an Obama-era change that would have required employers with 100 or more employees to report W-2 wage information and total hours worked for all employees by race, ethnicity and sex within 12 proposed pay bands. Stay tuned for further updates and changes to the EEO-1 form. Read more.  

The next filing deadline for the EEO-1 form is May 31, 2019.  Read our blog post on filing the EEO-1 form.
Landscape Worker Dies of Heat Exhaustion

Nokomis, FL -   The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Olin Landscaping - based in Venice, Florida - for failing to protect employees working in excessive heat after an employee succumbed to fatal heat-related symptoms while performing lawn maintenance at a residence in Nokomis, Florida. If your company has employees working outside in the hot Florida sun, OSHA expects you to establish a heat illness prevention program, training and provide sufficient water, rest and shade to prevent heat stress and related illnesses.  Read OSHA guidelines. 
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