February 2018 HR and Safety news & updates
for Small/Mid Business
Consultstu LLC delivers fractional HR support  to growth oriented small/mid businesses, and provides custom solutions to meet each company's budget and needs. Our team assesses and supports your HR needs for compliance, cost control and HR effectiveness. Our solutions include HR department review/set up, short term HR coverage, monthly assistance, audits and special projects.  Call us today at 727-350-0370.
OSHA 300A Summary Posting Reminder
ACA Reporting Reminders for ALEs (50+ employee companies) for 2018

Under the Affordable Care Act, applicable large employers (ALEs)-generally those with at least 50 full-time employees, including full-time equivalent employees, in the preceding calendar year-must report certain information to their full-time employees and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) about the health care coverage they have offered (if any).  The deadline for submitting form 1095-C to all full time employees was extended to March 2, 2018.  ALEs must file  Forms 1095-C , accompanied by the transmittal  Form 1094-C with the IRS  no later than  February 28, 2018  (or April 2, 2018, if filing electronically).  Read more here, or call our office for assistance.

Florida Patients are Flocking to Pot

Medical marijuana business in Florida may reach $1B in annual sales.  The number of patients in Florida's medical marijuana registry shot past 70,000 last week, reaching 71,720 as of Friday, according to  the Florida Department of Health .   There are just 27 dispensaries for now, but the 13 licensed pot purveyors ultimately could open 325 retail locations from Pensacola to Key West .
EEO-1 Survey for 2017 Now Open

Washington DC - The Employer Information Report EEO-1, otherwise known as the EEO-1 Report, is required to be filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's EEO-1 Joint Reporting Committee. Reports from covered entities must be submitted and certified by  MARCH 31, 2018.   Private employers  with 100 or more employees and  federal gov't contractors or first-tier subcontractors  with 50 or more employees and  a contract/subcontract of $50,000 or more are required to file the EEO-1 report by federal law.  Read more on the EEO-1 Survey website. First time filer? We can help.
Meet Generation Z - Millennials on steroids

Millennials  are old news.   Generation Z is up next.  Gen Z was born between 1998 and 2016, meaning the oldest members are just 19.
That means they're the teenagers entering college, soon to join the workforce. Generation Z tends to exhibit similar opinions and beliefs to the one before it (millennials)  - just more. To prepare yourself for the impact of the next wave of workers, owners and managers must understand the qualities, needs and wants of Generation Z.  Read what Generation Z prefers.
Does your company use Facebook to recruit? 

Compliance Alert: When recruiting, can you target advertisements to a group based on age? The Communications Workers of America (CWA) and several individuals think not and filed suit against T-Mobile, Amazon, Cox Communications, and Cox Media Group. The complaint alleges that these companies ran afoul of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) by sending ads targeting Facebook users in specified age bands (based on their Facebook profiles). Read more.
Overcoming Resistance to Change with Two Conversations

Across industries and sectors, the track record for organizational change is bleak. Research finds that anywhere from 50%-75% of change efforts fail. And for those that do succeed, many don't achieve the goals of the original vision. Why is change so hard? The biggest hurdle to effective organizational change is people. A core part of your job as a leader is to help others overcome the inherent, very human bias toward maintaining the status quo. Read more.
How to Get a New Employee Up to Speed

From a manager's perspective, a new hire can't come up to speed fast enough. Balancing the newcomer's need to learn the ropes and your desire to have her quickly produce is a challenge for any time-strapped boss. What's the best way to bring your new employee on board? Who do you enlist in the training? And how long should you expect it to take? Here is what the experts say about effective onboarding techniques.
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