2013 Minimum Wage Rates & Poster Links. San Jose, CA Joins the list March 11

On March 11, 2013 the city of San Jose, CA implemented a minimum wage rate of $10.00 per hour, joining 10 states and two other cities that on January 1, 2013 increased their minimum wage rates.  Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Missouri, Montana, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington and the city of San Francisco all increased their minimum wages on January 1. 19 states now have a minimum wage rate higher than the $7.25 federal hourly minimum wage, which became effective in July, … Read More...

2013 IRS Mileage Deduction Rates

In case you missed it, on Jan. 1, 2013 the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) changed to: 56.5 cents per mile for business miles driven. 24 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes. 14 cents per mile driven in service of charitable organizations. […]

OSHA FORM 300A MUST BE POSTED FEBRUARY 1 – APRIL 30

Do you have your Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Form 300A posted?  Should you?  Covered employers are required to post the Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses in their workplaces from February 1 until April 30, each year. Form 300A reports the employer’s total number of deaths, missed workdays, job transfers or restrictions, and injuries and illnesses […]

EEOC publishes new rules on conducting employment background checks

Last week marked the first time in over 20 years the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) revisited its rules on the use of criminal background checks by employers. On April 25, 2012 the EEOC published enforcement guidance explaining, among other things, that an employer policy or practice that automatically excludes every candidate with a criminal […]