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Compliance Newsletter November 2009




ICA Partnership
Ford & Harrison Partnership
HR Regulatory Update
Red Flags Delayed
  Rust Recall
Employee Claims
OSHA Changes
Holiday Safety

KPA and ICA have formed a partnership to offer a new approach to risk management.

Free Webinar with ICA:
Learn how to reduce your premiums and optimize coverage by understanding the process and asking the right questions.

Date: Thursday, November 19, 2009
Presented by: Jason Roberts, President, Insurance Consultants of America.


Press Release: HR Compliance Made Easy with the Right Combination of Tools and Advice
KPA and Ford & Harrison LLP have formed an alliance to offer nationwide HR advice through KPA’s HotlinkHR™.

Free Webinar with Ford & Harrison:
Don’t be a target for a FLSA investigation or employee lawsuit.

Date: Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Presented by: Jim Hendricks, partner with Ford & Harrison LLP (top 100 Labor and Employment law firm).


Rust Recall Respiration Alert

Are you working on recalls involving rust-proofing treatments? Are your technicians complaining about odor or headaches? The application of any rust-proofing materials involves respiratory health risks, and requires specific personal protective equipment. Noncompliance can lead to employee health and safety risks or fines from regulatory agencies.

Click here to read more

Free EHS Webinar:
Join this webinar as you can never know too much about EPA regulations.

Date: Thursday, December 10, 2009
-Are you following EPA regulations?
-Are you prepared if an EPA inspector visits?
-Are you prepared for emergencies and spills?
-Are you protecting yourself from liability?
Presented by: Peter Zaidel, EHS Product Manager.


Failure to Investigate Employee Claims Can Be Costly
Could you afford a $390,000 jury award simply because you did not have a process in place to investigate employee claims? The courts have repeatedly found that employers have an obligation to investigate all claims or face the consequences. Learn if you have the right HR compliance processes in place to manage this threat to your business.
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HR Compliance Regulatory Updates
-EEOC Revises "EEO is the Law" Poster to Include Information on GINA
-FMLA's Military Leave Provisions Expanded
-Upcoming Deadlines for Retirement Plan Amendements
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Changes in OSHA’s Hazcom standards
Calling it the first major health rulemaking of the Obama administration, OSHA announced recently it is proposing to modify its existing Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to conform with the United Nations' (UN) Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). OSHA also said the proposal is the first of many steps in the months to come that will demonstrate the agency's renewed commitment to an aggressive regulatory agenda.
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Holiday Safety
The holidays can be a hectic time of year for everyone, and safety is more important than ever as seasons change. There are always a few safety considerations to consider at the dealership during the holiday season. In this article, we’ll touch on a few things that will keep everyone safe during this time of year.
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Red Flags Rule Delayed Again
At the request of Members of Congress, the Federal Trade Commission is delaying enforcement of the “Red Flags” Rule – a regulation designed to protect consumers from identity theft – until June 1, 2010.
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