Expert Guidance

Best Practices for Preventing Workplace Harassment

A report from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) highlights best practices for employers to prevent and respond to workplace harassment. According to the EEOC report, employers should: Foster an organizational culture in which harassment is not tolerated; Adopt and maintain a comprehensive anti-harassment policy (which prohibits harassment based on any protected characteristic, and which includes social media considerations) and […]

Reminder: Post OSHA Form 300A Starting Feb. 1

Employers subject to the record-keeping requirements of the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act are reminded to post their 2017 OSHA Form 300A, Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, from February 1–April 30, 2018. OSHA Form 300A lists the total number of job-related injuries and illnesses that occurred during the previous year, and must be posted even if no work-related […]

EEOC Releases Guidance on Workplace Harassment Prevention

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently issued Promising Practices for Preventing Harassment, a guidance document that contains harassment prevention recommendations for employers in four broad categories: Leadership and accountability; Harassment policies; Harassment complaint systems; and Harassment training. For each category, the guidance lists numerous actions employers can take. Recommended actions include, for example: Allocating sufficient resources for […]

3 Tax Recordkeeping Tips for Employers

Keeping good records not only makes tax filing easier and faster, but it can also help you monitor the progress of your business, prepare your financial statements, and support items reported on your tax returns. Here are three simple tips from the IRS to help you get organized: 1. Save Certain Business Records The following are some […]

Update: New I-9 Released as of September 18, 2017

Don’t forget!  As of September 18, 2017, you are now required to use the most recent version of Form I-9.  The new form can be found and downloaded here: https://www.uscis.gov/i-9 For information on solutions that help you maintain I-9 compliance, please contact Sabrina O’Brien at 480.302.6444 x 607 or by email at sobrien@payrollexperts.com.

Arizona Employers Need to Update Employee Handbooks

Employment law changes and evolves. Best practice for employers is to have an experienced employment attorney review and update their employee handbook to be in compliance with labor laws. At a minimum, the following areas need to be addressed to have an up-to-date employee handbook for Arizona employers.   Proposition 203, Arizona Medical Marijuana Act In November 2010, Arizona […]

Summer’s Here and So is Spear Phishing

Cyber attacks and resulting data breaches often begin with a spear-phishing email. Spear phishing differs from regular email phishing in its use of extensive research to target a specific audience, which allows the spear phisher to pose as a familiar and trusted entity in its email to a mark. Spear phishers seek a company’s valuable information—such […]