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Additional States Legalize Marijuana: Medical & Recreational

Author: hrwsAdmin


In Arizona, Montana, New Jersey and South Dakota, voters legalized marijuana for recreational purposes. While in Mississippi and South Dakota (a separate law from the recreational one) voters legalized medical marijuana. Along similar lines, Oregon voters decriminalized (not legalized) all drugs including cocaine and heroin. Additionally, the State’s voters also legalized the use of psilocybin,…

OSHA (Update): More COVID-19 OSHA Fines Announced

Author: hrwsAdmin


When first reported last month, OSHA announced they had levied COVID-19-related fines to 112 establishments, totaling $1,603,544 (through October 15, 2020). Just a week later, those totals had risen significantly to 144 establishments for $2,025,431 (increases of 32 establishments and $421,887 in fines, respectively). Despite the increases, the top fine-receiving “failures” remained as follows: to…

HRWS: Voting Leave Laws by State

Author: hrwsAdmin


With the polls open on Tuesday, employers will likely receive their fair share of questions/requests regarding voting leave. Our Compliance Alert Chart: Voting Leave Laws by State (below), should help: Click here to view the HRWS, Voting Leave Laws by State chart About HRWS HR Workplace Services, Inc. (HRWS) partners with the nation’s top insurance…

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DOL: Providing $1.5 Billion in Adult and Dislocated Worker Funding Program

Author: hrwsAdmin


The U.S. Department of Labor has committed $1.5 billion to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The program resources will be used to help states and territories assists businesses and job seekers in the public workforce system fill the 6.6 million, currently posted, job opportunities. Click here to learn more about the program. About…

IRS Announces 2021 Contribution Limits for 401(k)s

Author: hrwsAdmin


The IRS released 2021 contribution limits for 401(k)s – the basic salary deferral rate for 2021 remains unchanged, at $19,500. The catch-up amount for those over 50 years-of-age, also remains the same at $6,500. The overall limit for the plans increases by $1,000 from $57K to $58K. Individual Retirement Account (IRA) contribution limits, also remain…

IRS: Tax Help for CA Wildfire Victims

Author: hrwsAdmin


Click here to learn how the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is helping California wildfire victims through tax relief …

OSHA Announces COVID-19 Employer Fines

Author: hrwsAdmin


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced that it has cited 112 establishments for coronavirus violations (through October 15, 2020) with fines totaling $1,603,544. Among the most common violations cited by OSHA, were the following “failures”: to report a virus-related injury, illness or fatality to implement a written respiratory protection program to provide a…

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HRWS (Chart): Tracking Unemployment Rate Changes from August to September 2020

Author: hrwsAdmin


Click the link below to view the HR Workplace Services (HRWS) Chart, tracking Unemployment Rate Changes from August to September 2020 (statistically significant states): Click here to view the “HRWS Unemployment Chart: August to September 2020” About HRWS HR Workplace Services, Inc. (HRWS) partners with the nation’s top insurance brokers and agencies providing their clients…

PPP Loan Forgiveness Application

Author: hrwsAdmin


If you received a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan of $50,000 or less, you can click here to view/download the PPP Loan Forgiveness Application Form 3508S …

Legislative Updates 10.13.20

Author: Michael Rosenthal


Click the following link to view HRWS’s most recent Legislative Updates: HRWS – Leg Update – 11 13 20

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