December 2018
HR & Safety News, Insights, and Updates  
Trending in 2019: Fixing Employee Experience

Tired of turnover? Do good employees quit? Underwhelmed by the quality of applicants? In 2019, try focusing on Employee Experience to positively impact these concerns and strengthen employee relationships. The experts know there is a critical link between the employee experience and a company's ability to satisfy its customers and grow. Read about employee experience.  Consultstu works with many companies to explore employee experience, identify weaknesses and recommend ways to fix employee dissatisfaction. Call us today to discuss how we can help. 
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2019 Florida Minimum Wage Poster Update

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity announced that the 2019 Florida minimum wage will be increased from $8.25 to $8.46 per hour, effective January 1, 2019. The agency is mandated to calculate a minimum wage rate each year based on the percentage increase in the federal Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers in the South Region for the 12-month period prior to September 1, 2018.  For full time minimum-wage employees, this will calculate to an annual wage increase of $436.80.. Click here for the new poster.  
IRS Delays Deadline to Furnish Form 1095-C

On November 30, the  IRS announced  that it moved back the deadlines for when employers must furnish Forms 1095-C and 1095-B in early 2019. The new deadline is: Employers with 50 or more full-time employees (including full-time equivalent employees) shall furnish a Form 1095-C to all full-time employees no later than March 4, 2019.  Get the details.
FREE On the Job Training (OJT) Funds

Did you know? Florida companies are eligible for FREE training funds called "On the Job Training." Your company gets reimbursed up to 50% of the costs to train certain new employees. CareerSource offices (including Tampa Bay) manage the program and help businesses save money while training promising new hires. Employers make all the hiring decisions and CareerSource will even assist with recruitment and job posting services. Check with Consultstu for more information and agency contacts.
Get Prepared to Complete 2018 OSHA 300 Log

At the end of December (unless exempt from OSHA recordkeeping), employers with more than 10 employees should finish entering any recordable injury cases from 2018 (cases should be entered on the OSHA 300 log within 7 days of event) on the OSHA 300 Log.  During December, we recommend that you verify that only recordable cases are maintained on the OSHA 300 log.  After January 1, your injury data will be added to the OSHA 300A Summary Form before posting on February 1, and some employers are required to report the data online to OSHA. Contact Consultstu for more information and assistance. 
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