Tuesday, December 30, 2014
OSHA to Require Extra Reporting Beginning January 1, 2015

OSHA's revised recordkeeping rule includes two key changes, which will take effect Jan. 1:

  • The rule updates the list of industries that are exempt from the requirement to routinely keep OSHA injury and illness records, due to relatively low occupational injury and illness rates.
  • The rule expands the list of severe work-related injuries that all covered employers must report to OSHA. The revised rule retains the current requirement to report all work-related fatalities wit...

Saturday, December 20, 2014
The Department of Employment Security Announces New Requirements for Unemployment Recipients

The Mississippi Department of Employment Security announced Oct. 21 that beginning Oct. 26, individuals receiving or applying for Unemployment Insurance (UI) must supply weekly records of their work search activity to qualify for benefits.

People filing for regular UI benefits have always had to answer questions about their availability to work and whether or not they searched for work. However, now the MDES Online UI System will require recipients to list three job search activities each ...

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Study: Manufacturing jobs paying less than decade ago

By Jeff Ayres, The Clarion-Ledger

A New York City nonprofit says in a new study that pay for manufacturing employees in Mississippi and the nation has lagged over the last decade, even as jobs are now returning to the country as the recession fades.

The National Employment Law Project, which describes itself as advocating for lower-paid workers in a host of industries, indicates manufacturing employees in Mississippi earn a median wage of $14.02 an hour as of 2013.

That f...