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Supreme Court ruling expands discrimination protections under Title VII

Supreme Court ruling expands discrimination protections under Title VII

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling adds sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of discrimination protections under Title Vll of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The June 15 ruling means employers no longer will be able to terminate employees strictly on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. Supreme Court Justices voted…
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New version of Form I-9 now available

New version of Form I-9 now available

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is rolling out a new version of the Form I-9 that employers use to verify the identity and employment authorization of their workers. The new document includes minor changes to the form itself as well as the instructions for completing it including: Revising Country of Issuance and Issuing Authority fields….
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Safety Spotlight: Aerial lifts now subject to updated operation standards

Safety Spotlight: Aerial lifts now subject to updated operation standards

Updated safety and training standards for operating aerial lifts in the workplace are now in place. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) made changes to the guidelines for that type of equipment to create more of a global standard of operation. As a result, lifts are now required to have separate load-limit and slope-level sensors….
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Making sense of IRS’ Form W-4 changes

Making sense of IRS’ Form W-4 changes

The new year means changes to the form your employees use to determine how much income tax is withheld from their paychecks. Changes in tax law prompted the IRS to overhaul the Form W-4 and rename it the “Employee’s Withholding Certificate.” Though the form is slightly altered most years, the intent of the redesign is…
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