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Welcome to 2023! We really appreciate the TPM members and want to thank you for an exciting 2022. As we begin 2023, we want to remind everyone about all the Association services that are available to you and your team. Human Resources: TPM provides consultation for employee issues that may arise, as well as guidance…More

Member Services Spotlight – EAP

Human Resource Audits Human resources is a complex and broad department when you consider all the pieces ofthis area of your business – following employment laws, filling out correct required legal paperwork for new hires, training and development, safety, document upkeep and personnel files, salary & benefits, recruitment & hiring, etc. TPM offers an all-encompassing…More

National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries

There were 5,190 fatal work injuries recorded in the United States in 2021, an 8.9 percent increase from 4,764 in 2020, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported in mid-December. The fatal work injury rate was 3.6 fatalities per 100,000 full-time equivalent (FTE) workers, up from 3.4 per 100,000 FTE in 2020, and up from…More

OSHA – Posting 2022 Form 300A

REMINDER: Employers must submit 2022 OSHA Form 300A (Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses) data by March 2, 2023. Who is required to submit Form 300A data? How to submit Form 300A data: As part of the DOL’s IT modernization and security enhancement efforts, the Injury Tracking Application transitioned its login procedure to Login.gov —…More

IRS – Standard Mileage Rate for 2023

The Internal Revenue Service issued the 2023 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. Beginning on January 1, 2023, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be: These rates apply to…More

Expanded Rights – PWFA & PUMP Acts

This past December, President Biden signed into law two measures that expand the rights of pregnant and breastfeeding workers: the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) and the Providing Urgent Maternal Protections for Nursing Mothers (PUMP) Act. Both Acts will impose new federal requirements on employers with respect to accommodations for pregnancy and childbirth-related conditions and…More

SECURE 2.0 – Major Changes to Retirement Savings Plans

Adapted from ADP’s article: SECURE 2.0 Act of 2022 Makes Sweeping Changes to Retirement Savings Plans On December 29, 2022, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 (HR 2617) was signed into law. The Act includes new provisions affecting retirement savings plans, these new rules fall under the name “SECURE 2.0.” The provisions offer many new…More

Small Business Trends to Consider

By U.S. Small Business Administration It’s difficult to understand all the changes the business landscape has seen in the past few years, and yet entrepreneurs have responded with incredible adaptability. Perhaps that is one of the biggest reasons small business owners are optimistic about the future. In fact, 66% expect revenue increases, and more than…More

WA – WC Penalty Increase

The penalty for violating workers’ compensation laws will go up in 2023, to adjust for rising inflation. The anticipated adjustment is 16.1%. This means that for a penalty of $1000, a 16.1% increase is $161. In 2020, the Legislature enacted a law increasing the statutory penalties for violations of workers’ compensation laws and providing for…More

WA – Job Posting Requirements

With the start of the New Year, businesses with 15 or more employees must include the following in each job posting or advertisement: Employers must also provide an employee who is promoted, or transferred to a new position, with the pay scale for the new position, if requested. There’s more information about the posting requirements…More