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Are you ready for the February 1 OSHA recordkeeping deadline?

It’s that time of year again when employers subject to OSHA’s recordkeeping rule are required to post a signed copy of their Form 300A in a location accessible to employees by February 1. Despite this annual obligation, many employers continue to make common recordkeeping mistakes, some of which potentially affect OSHA compliance. With the deadline looming, we’re reviewing Form 300A and related aspects of the recordkeeping rule to help you avoid some of the most common mistakes.

Do you know which benefits you offer are continue-able?

One of the compliance obligations that comes with offering employee benefits is the requirement to offer certain participants in certain plans the opportunity to continue coverage for some period of time in certain circumstances when coverage would otherwise have been lost. But which employers have to offer continuation? On which plans? When? To whom? For how long? The answers to these questions depend on several factors.

COVID-19 and government funding legislation signed into law

On December 27, 2020, Congress signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 into law. Components of the Act will affect health and welfare programs, including relief for health flexible spending accounts (FSAs) and dependent care assistance plans (DCAPs), surprise billing, increased transparency, comparative analysis requirements, and a voluntary extension of FFCRA leave. Download the latest Compliance Update for more information.