What's New in 2015
OSHA's New Hospitalization and Reporting Requirements
Employers covered by federal OSHA regulations have new reporting requirements as of January 1, 2015. The new regulations require employers to report to OSHA within 24 hours of an incident leading to an employee's hospitalization for in-patient treatment, amputation or loss of an eye. Previously, employers were required to report the hospitalization of three or more workers within eight hours, but reporting amputations or eye losses were not a requirement.
From Our Desk
OFCCP Proposes Annual Compensation Data Collection
On August 8, 2014, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) requiring Federal contractors and subcontractors to submit an annual report of summary data on employee compensation. The proposed report relies on flawed data from W-2 forms and industry comparisons to prioritize employers for investigation of compensation violations.
HR Data Analytics and the War for Talent
Rochester Business Journal
Despite lingering unemployment, many HR professionals find themselves in a post-recession war for talent. What’s at stake is nothing less than a company’s ability to compete.
“War is ninety percent information,” Napoleon Bonaparte once said. If those words ring true, HR professionals looking to win would be well advised to embrace data analytics. The art of knowing what data to collect, how to evaluate it, and how to apply the insight gained is critical to the success of HR operations, and to winning the war for human talent.
Affirmative action is misunderstood
October 28, 2012
Affirmative action exists in a different form outside higher education. While race is a permissible criterion for higher education admission, Federal contractors are not permitted to use race or any other protected status in their selection decisions. They are required to be equal opportunity employers.