Using Face Shields

Injuries to your eyes, nose, mouth and other parts of your face can be life-altering. Personal protective equipment (PPE) is important to prevent injuries to the face. In some instances, it’s important to use face shields. When to Use a Face Shield Working in construction means that you will be asked to complete a variety…

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New IRS W-4 Form for 2020

In December 2019, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released an updated version of its W-4 form. Employers use the form to determine each employee’s federal tax withholdings. Highlights The new form will prompt employees to declare whether they have multiple sources of income (two jobs, two-earner households). New employees who fail to submit a Form…

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The Ultimate Guide to Creating an Employee Handbook

An employee manual not only sets the stage for your company’s culture, vision, vibe, and rules of the road, but it also establishes your intention to communicate clearly. Also, certain elements within the handbook—such as perks, compensation, benefits, and a safe work environment—are essential for the retention of employees. This guide provided by The Hartford…

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National Flood Insurance Program Reauthorized through 9/30/2020

Congress must periodically renew the NFIP’s statutory authority to operate. On December 20, 2019, the President signed legislation passed by Congress that extends the National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP’s) authorization to September 30, 2020. Congress must now reauthorize the NFIP by no later than 11:59 pm on September 30, 2020. FEMA and Congress have never failed…

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FMCSA to Double Random Drug Testing Rate for Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers in 2020

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced Dec 27th that it is doubling the minimum annual percentage rate for random controlled substances testing for commercial motor vehicle drivers. The current rate of 25% of the average number of driver positions will be increased to 50%. The FMCSA is required to increase testing when data…

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Top 10 Road Test Tips

Giving a road test to an applicant seeking employment can be one of the best ways to determine whether the individual will be a safe hire. When conducting a road test, you can spot poor driving habits that may translate into serious crashes if the behaviors are not corrected. Watch how a pre-trip inspection is…

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