Need HR Advice? We have the answers!
Need practical advice on HR questions? Wish you had a friend with extensive HR experience you could call for a quick chat on HR best practices? HotlinkHR™ subscribers now have access to employment and labor attorneys and certified HR professionals.
KPA Blog: New Underground Storage Tank Operator Training Requirements
The US Energy Policy Act requires all States that receive federal grant money for their UST programs to ensure that all operators of UST systems demonstrate competency on how to comply with UST rules so environmental releases can be prevented. These new rules have created a training and registration program requirement for underground storage tank operators.
Operator training will require owners and their designated employees to undergo training to become certified UST operators. Once the deadline has passed, refuelers will not be allowed to deliver to facilities that have not met the new requirements. The type of training an operator receives depends on the job functions they perform at their facilities.
Read the compliance blog>>
Tip of the month: Hire with the HIRE Act
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 ordinarily remitted. In addition you will receive up $1,000 tax credit for each previously unemployed worker you hire. The HIRE ACT tax incentives and credits are in addition to WOTC (Work Opportunity Tax Credits) and state hiring incentive credits.
Every first Monday, we will post a new compliance tip of the month. Come back frequently and stay compliant!
Read the compliance tip of the month
Quick Tips for Search Engine Optimization (SEO)-Friendly Website Design
There are countless variables that SEOs must contend with in order to attain competitive rankings. Getting to number one in the search engine results pages (SERPs) doesn’t require one or two helpful tactics, but numerous tactics and a sound strategy that will help a site battle countless competitors that are actively trying to rank above you.
HR Compliance Regulatory Update
- Update on HIRE ACT
- Third Extension of COBRA Premium Subsidy Extends Availability Through May 31, 2010
- Court Emphasizes that Evidence of Training Is a Must
Read the full article
New myKPAonline features being released in May
We’ve been listening to your requests and are releasing 4 new features to myKPAonline this May: an electronic document management system, the ability to automatically add MSDSs to your chemical inventory, a summary of all online training taken at your facilities and a facility compliance comparison tool.
Free EHS Webinar: Drowning in Regulatory Paperwork? Online software can be your lifesaver
Date: Tuesday, May 20, 2010
Learn how using an online system for Environmental and Safety Regulatory Compliance can help you identify, monitor and prioritize environmental and safety issues. An online system will help you to access all of your important information, including MSDS, at the touch of a button while helping to pinpoint the exact cause of the issues.