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EEO-1 Survey for 2017 Now Open U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (01/25/18) Private Sector Employers Must Provide Workforce Data to EEOC by Mar. 31 WASHINGTON — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has completed its mailing of the 2017 EEO-1 survey Notification Letters, the federal agency announced today. The EEO-1 is an annual survey… Read more »

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Are you ready for Eclipse 2017?  We are! Some of our GPS Corporate staff are ready for the Solar Eclipse 2017! GPS gave out FREE solar eclipse glasses to our staff and associates.  Thank you Experience Columbia SC for making it so easy to order our NASA approved eclipse glasses early in the year!  Please… Read more »

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How to Be a Pet-Friendly Employer For many employees, their dogs and cats are beloved family members. Here are seven ways your company can show it cares. By: Lisa Rabasca Roepe February 22, 2017 Office life isn’t for everyone. It certainly didn’t suit Beasley. After his first foray into the work world, he found himself… Read more »

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Top 10 OSHA Citations of 2016: A Starting Point for Workplace Safety Filed in Español, Safety By Thomas Galassi on October 18, 2016  Every October, the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration releases a preliminary list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations for the fiscal year, compiled from nearly… Read more »

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Your browser does not support inline frames or is currently configured not to display inline frames The Overtime Rule In 2014, President Obama directed the Secretary of Labor to update the overtime regulations to reflect the original intent of the Fair Labor Standards Act, and to simplify and modernize the rules so they’re easier for workers… Read more »

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Evaluation: First year of OSHA injury reporting requirement helps agency engage with employers and focus resources where needed   Since Jan. 1, 2015, employers have been required to report any severe work-related injury – defined as a hospitalization, amputation or loss of an eye – within 24 hours. (The requirement to report a fatality within… Read more »

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Department of Labor Releases 2016 State Unemployment Insurance Report American Staffing Association (02/26/16)  Toby Malara The 2016 State Unemployment Insurance Report has been released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Unemployment Insurance. As of the end of 2015, four states and jurisdictions (California, Connecticut, Ohio, and the U.S. Virgin Islands) still had outstanding loans… Read more »

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Employers May Be Held Liable for Employees’ Cyberbullying By Allen Smith  2/10/2016 If evidence of cyberbullying connects back to work, however tenuously, employers may be on the hook. A stand-alone cyberbullying policy may not be necessary to address the problem, according to Nathan Pangrace, an attorney with Roetzel & Andress in Cleveland. But harassment policies… Read more »