United Benefit Advisors Insight and Analysis Blog

Changing marijuana laws impact HR

Posted by: Bill Olson    Apr 9, 2019 3:54:37 PM

shutterstock_309992177In more and more states, the legalization or impending legalization of cannabis requires HR teams to assess, and potentially continually reassess, company policies. In some states, legalization has been limited to medical use but, in others, it has extended to recreational use. Workforce magazine has had several recent articles focused on helping HR professionals understand how new and existing laws impact their work and workplace. In nearly every state, every employer will need to consider current and future policies around possession, use, and what constitutes impairment.

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Topics: workplace safety, work performance, marijuana

OSHA Reporting Changes: Employer Checklist

Posted by: Nancy Bourque    Jun 21, 2016 2:55:11 PM

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued sweeping changes to record-keeping and reporting rules. Starting in 2017, employers with as few as 20 employees may be required to electronically report workplace injuries and illnesses on an annual basis, and the information from those reports will be searchable, by employer name, by any member of the public.

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Topics: workplace safety, OSHA, Nancy Bourque, workplace injuries and illnesses, OSHA reporting, covered employer

OSHA's Final Rule on Electronic Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses

Posted by: Nancy Bourque    Jun 16, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Beginning in 2017, certain employers with as few as 20 employees at a single site will be required to electronically file information about employee injuries and accidents that occurred in the prior year. This means that, for many employers, injuries and illnesses occurring in 2016 will be subject to this change.

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Topics: employee injuries, workplace safety, OSHA, employee accidents, Nancy Bourque, workplace injuries and illnesses