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SBA: $7.2 Million in Grants Available

Author: hrwsAdmin


This SBA has announced a $7.2 million grant award to 38 organizations under the Program for Investment in Micro-Entrepreneurs (PRIME). The PRIME award will support these nonprofit organizations as they help low-income entrepreneurs get financing to establish and expand their small businesses (or provide capacity-building training for other organizations that provide capital to underserved small…

OSHA: Severe Violator Enforcement Program Updated

Author: hrwsAdmin


Click here to view the Occupational Health and Safety Administration’s news release on the severe violator enforcement program …

Extension for Federal Contractor EEO-1 Objection to FOIA Information Release

Author: hrwsAdmin


The deadline for covered contractors to object to the publishing of their EEO-1 reports was postponed from September 19, 2022, to October 19, 2022, by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). Federal contractors must submit their objections to the publication of their Employment Information Report (EEO-1) Type 2 Consolidated, by the U.S. Department…

Monday Deadline for Federal Contractors to Object to EEO-1 Information Release

Author: hrwsAdmin


Federal contractors must submit their objections to the publication of their Employment Information Report (EEO-1) Type 2 Consolidated, by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request by Monday, September 19, 2022. The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) submitted a FOIA…

Minimum Wage to be Raised in 7 States Due to Inflation

Author: hrwsAdmin


The annual August consumer price data index was released on September 13, 2022, showing an 8.3% rise in inflation. This will trigger minimum wage increases in the following states (AZ, ME, MT, OH, SD, VT and WA). Their current minimum wage rates values are: AZ-$12.80 ME-$12.75 MT-$9.20 OH-$9.30 SD-$9.95 WA-$14.49 VT-$12.55 It should also be…

HHS: Declaration to Expand Monkeypox Testing Availability

Author: Michael Rosenthal


Click here to view the Department of Health & Human Services press release regarding the expansion of Monkeypox testing availability …

CMS: New Disclaimer and Agent Call Recording Guidance

Author: hrwsAdmin


The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) has just released a Final Rule for 2023. Included are two requirements that directly impact both brokers and independent agents who sell Medicare Advantage (MA) and/or Part D (MPD) plans. When Do the Final Rules become effective? They go into effect October 1, 2022. While they are technically…

OSHA: Suicide Prevention Workplace Poster

Author: hrwsAdmin


Click here to view and download the Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s suicide prevention, workplace poster …

DOL/HHS: Recent FAQs on ACA and the No Surprises Act

Author: hrwsAdmin


Click here to view the Department of Labor & Department of Health and Human Services’ joint FAQs regarding the ACA and the No Surprises Act …

COC: 6 Considerations When Hiring Individuals with Disabilities

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Click here to view the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s insights regarding what must be considered when hiring individuals with disabilities …

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