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Posts Tagged ‘compliance tip of the month’

October Tip of the Month – Check the Tongue Guards on Your Grinders

October 01, 2012 | 0 comments

According to OSHA, unsafe grinders are one of their most cited offenses. There are several common safety issues with grinders. This month, we’d like to focus your attention on the tongue guard – a small protective shield located at the top of the grinding wheel. Each tongu...

Posted in: Environmental Health and Safety, Tip of the Month, Uncategorized Tags: compliance tip of the month, parts grinder, tips Read More

Compliance Tip of the Month: Improve Your Driving at Work

September 01, 2011 | 0 comments

Thirty percent of traumatic fatalities occur from employees driving on the job. If you ever talk on your cell phone while driving, follow too closely behind the vehicle in front of you, or forget to wear your seat belt, you put your life and the lives of others at risk. Just...

Posted in: Tip of the Month, Training: Industry Updates Tags: compliance tip of the month, DOT compliance, KPA tip of the month, Online Safe Driving Course, online safe driving training, safe driving at a dealership Read More

A Lot of Safety on Your Lot

May 01, 2011 | 0 comments

Inventory lots, parking lots, and holding lots make up the backbone of your business, and need to be kept safe. Here are a few basic safety checks keep your lots up to code, and keep them safe for employees and customers. First, make sure the speed limit is posted, blind spo...

Posted in: Checklists, Tip of the Month Tags: compliance tip of the month, dealerships, lot safety, Safe driving Read More

Don't forget “protection” when disciplining or terminating employees

April 01, 2011 by Kathryn Carlson | 0 comments

Remember the “protected” rule when disciplining or terminating employees. Never discipline or terminate an employee in a protected class or an employee engaged in a protected activity without consulting an attorney. Protected classes are race, color, religion, national o...

Posted in: HR: Industry Updates, Tip of the Month Tags: compliance tip of the month, disciplining employees, employment discrimination, HR best practice, HR compliance, terminating employees Read More

Always Confirm Employment Eligibility With E-Verify

February 03, 2011 by Kathryn Carlson | 0 comments

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)  is cracking down on employers who hire illegal aliens Make sure that you complete an I-9 form within three days of hire and take the extra step of confirming eligibility to work in the United States but using E- Verify. Not all empl...

Posted in: HR: Industry Updates, Tip of the Month Tags: compliance tip of the month, Department of Labor, Enforcement, HR best practice, HR compliance, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Read More

Meet with your Insurance Broker to Update Benefit Plans Before Fall Enrollment

July 01, 2010 | 0 comments

Most open enrollment periods for benefits programs happen in the fall so use the summer months to get a head start. After researching what health care reform requirements will impact you, schedule a meeting with your insurance broker. Draw on the agent's expertise to walk th...

Posted in: Safety Culture, Tip of the Month Tags: benefit, compliance tip of the month, healthcare, healthcare reform, insurance Read More

Check your air conditioning service certificates

June 01, 2010 | 0 comments

With the summer approaching and temperatures rising, EPA representatives have been visiting dealerships asking to see training certification records for air conditioning service technicians. Those unable to produce their records are facing stiff fines. In brief, a dealership...

Posted in: Checklists, EPA, Tip of the Month Tags: compliance tip of the month, EPA Read More

Hire with the HIRE Act

May 01, 2010 | 0 comments

Save money when hiring with the HIRE ACT and other tax credits. If you hire a new employee who has worked less than 40 hours in the past 60 days you, the employer, will immediately improve your cash flow since you will retain the employer portion of the Social Security tax o...

Posted in: DOL, HR: Industry Updates, Tip of the Month Tags: compliance tip of the month, Department of Labor Read More

Yet another discrimination settlement with a dealership, but this time for disability discrimination

March 08, 2010 by Kathryn Carlson | 1 comments

The number of lawsuits, claims and settlements’ involving dealerships and the EEOC continues to grow in 2010. Beyond gender and age discrimination employees must also ensure that they do not discriminate against individuals with real or perceived disabilities. Just this mont...

Posted in: Citations, DOL, HR: Industry Updates Tags: compliance tip of the month, Department of Labor, EEOC, employment discrimination, HR best practice, HR compliance Read More

Secure Oil Distribution Pumps Daily to Avoid Slippery Situations

March 01, 2010 | 0 comments

Recently a dealership experienced a 500-gallon release of new lube oil when overnight one of the overhead lube oil distribution lines sprang a leak. The air powered pump at the oil tank detected a pressure drop and fired off. With no one around to see the oil spewing out of ...

Posted in: Environment: Industry Updates, EPA, Tip of the Month Tags: compliance tip of the month, EPA Read More

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