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Impact of COVID-19 on paid leave

Paid time off (PTO) is one of the employee benefits that employees value most. The pandemic, however, upset many employees’ PTO plans due to travel restrictions and the cancellation of trips and family gatherings. It has also raised numerous questions among employers around the issues of unused PTO, PTO donation, PTO use during furloughs, and unlimited PTO programs. This article provides some thoughts on these issues as well as the compliance traps employers will want to watch out for.

Quarterly Compliance Update

At USI, we’re dedicated to helping you stay abreast of fast-changing legislative and regulatory developments and guidance related to health and welfare plans that could impact your business. USI's national Employee Benefits Compliance team shares the Compliance Updates that have occurred over the past quarter.

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.