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Social Security Administration resumes ‘no-match’ notifications for employers

Social Security Administration resumes ‘no-match’ notifications for employers

The U.S. Social Security Administration has started sending employers “no-match” letters for the first time in seven years. Letters are being sent for instances when the organization discovers W-2 records an employer submits do not match records the administration has for an employee and his or her social security number. The forms also are called…
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IRS enforcement ramp-up emphasizes need for employment tax compliance

IRS enforcement ramp-up emphasizes need for employment tax compliance

Dozens of businesses across the U.S. have found themselves in trouble with the IRS following a crackdown on employment tax compliance. A nationwide enforcement and education initiative in recent weeks led to IRS revenue officers visiting approximately 100 companies suspected of “serious issues with employment tax compliance.” Those visits resulted in several dozen legal actions…
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OSHA authorizes drone use for inspections, but restrictions apply

OSHA authorizes drone use for inspections, but restrictions apply

Organizations are finding more practical ways to incorporate the use of drones or unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into their operations. Law enforcement agencies are using drones for aerial surveillance and to help locate criminals. Real estate agents increasingly are using drones to showcase properties they are trying to sell. Construction companies are taking a similar…
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U.S. Department of Labor proposes increase to overtime pay threshold

U.S. Department of Labor proposes increase to overtime pay threshold

A push to change the longstanding salary threshold at which certain employees are eligible to receive overtime pay is moving forward. The U.S. Department of Labor announced on March 7 a proposed change that would make in excess of one million more American workers eligible to receive overtime pay. The suggested change, which is expected…
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OSHA injury log filing in effect

OSHA injury log filing in effect

The record-keeping rule from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is again in effect. OSHA requires many businesses with more than 10 employees whose work involves a higher level of risk to keep a record of serious work-related illnesses and injuries from the previous year. An OSHA Form 300 is used to keep a detailed…
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