KardasLarson, LLC is comprised of Human Resource professionals with diverse talents and expertise who offer creative and common sense solutions that are customized to fit the organization's culture and size to enhance results. Many human resource services are available: consultative, project, outsource or temporary-onsite basis; serve as part-time Human Resource person; or as a strategic Human Resource consultant. Experiences range across all industries with a strong concentration in non profits, municipalities, and small to medium size businesses. We take pride in building lasting relationships with our customers by understanding their business and organization's culture, focusing on the identification and elimination of their obstacles and providing cost-effective solutions.
The Minimum Wage in Connecticut will increase from its present $8.25 per hour to $8.70 per hour on January 1, 2014, and to $9 per hour effective January 1, 2015. Some businesses were exempt from this latest increase.
Effective October 1, 2013, new regulations with respect to how employees access their personnel files go into effect. Among the highlights, employers have seven (7) business days to allow a current employee to inspect and/or copy their file, and ten (10) business days for a former employee within one year of leaving the company, to do the same. Additional new regulations with regard to statements and termination documentation.
KardasLarson is ready to help our clients be compliant with these new Connecticut regulations.
A new I-9 Form was released by the US Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) on March 8, 2013. Employers should make themselves familiar with this new form, and its requirements. Effective May 7, 2013 employers must use the new form. Additionally, government agencies have been conducting many more I-9 audits, resulting in fines to employers of thousands of dollars. KardasLarson is available to help organizations maneuver through the challenging landscape of Immigration Verification Compliance, including conducting I-9 audits to mitigate organizational risk.
Both federal and state governments have increased their staffs to investigate and audit organizations for FLSA/wage and hour, immigration, FMLA, and other regulatory compliance requirements resulting in large fines. KardasLarson provides comprehensive HR Compliance audits for organizations to ensure compliance and best practices, as well as reduce the possibilities of large fines against employers.
The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has revised it's Hazardous Communication Standard. Employers are required to conduct training to employees to ensure they are aware of this new standard, and other requirements. This training was to be conducted by December 1, 2013. KardasLarson is prepared and ready to assist those Employers who have not conducted this training.
All covered employers must post Form 300A, the annual summary of job-related injuries and illnesses, in a workplace common area by Feb. 1, 2014. This summary must include the total number of job-related injuries and illnesses that occurred in 2013. The 300A summary must be posted at each job site from Feb. 1 through April 30, in a conspicuous area where notices to employees are customarily placed.
KardasLarson is ready to assist employers in this requirement, and Form 300A is available for free download on our website.
New rules just announced that employers with 50 - 99 employees would not need to comply with the employer mandate until 2016. Employers with 100 or more employees now only have to offer 70% of employees health care insurance coverage in 2015.