This week, the U.S. Department of Labor updated their website and provided some new online tools to help employers figure out which recordkeeping, reporting and notice requirements apply to them.
The new FirstStep Recordkeeping, Reporting and Notices elaws Advisor has been integrated into a FirstStep suite of advisors that also includes the revised and expanded FirstStep Poster Advisor and FirstStep Employment Law Overview Advisor.
"These Internet tools will make it easier for small business employers to learn about and comply with the federal laws that apply to them," said Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao.
However, employers in Connecticut using these tools should be cautious. There are additional requirements that employers in Connecticut that may apply and some are stricter than the federal rules.
Because of this, employers should use the department’s online tools as a resources, but should followup with an attorney or the Connecticut Department of Labor about additional requirements that may apply.