New I-9 and OSHA 300 Reporting | Atlas Update

Please check out a few updates below from our friends at Atlas Accounting & Consulting:

New I-9:

The new I-9 is available and required for use after 1/22/17.  Employers must complete Form I-9 to verify the identify and employment authorization of all new hires.  You can check it out at:

https://www.uscis.gov/I-9

OSHA 300 reporting:

Starting in 2017, certain employers must send their OSHA injury and illness data, which they are already required to record, through a secure website for posting on the agency website. Prior to this new rule, little or no data about worker injury and illness information was made public. By making injury data publicly available, OSHA is encouraging employers to focus on safety.

Under the new rule, all establishments with 250 or more employees are required to electronically submit injury and illness information from OSHA Form 300 (OSHA log), Form 300A (log summary), and Form 301 (injury/illness incident report) by July 1, 2017.

Establishments with 20-249 employees need to electronically submit information from OSHA Form 300A only byJuly 1, 2017.