Author: Jeff Koch

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11 Dec Showing REAL Support For Our Community

REAL supported the Atlanta Food Bank on Monday, December 7th at Dunwoody Country Club for the 2015 Pollack Shores Golf Classic. Good times for a good cause. Christina McDonald, Business Development at Resource Alliance Christina shares her opinions, not legal advice, about increasing performance and limiting liability....

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10 Dec President Increases OSHA Penalties

  President Obama signed the bipartisan budget act into law in November, and it included a surprise for those who didn’t take the time to read it. It requires mandatory upward adjustments of multiple civil penalties, including OSHA penalties. OSHA issues citations for various levels of violations....

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13 Nov Why are Health Care Costs Still Increasing?

Is this a question that you ask your health insurance broker every year? As brokers ourselves, this is by far the most asked question by our clients in all of our quarterly meetings.  While each company is different and some of the underwriting rules differ...

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09 Nov Can We Still Have A Party?

You get the call the morning after your company Christmas party.  “Mr. Business Owner? Your employee was taken to a holding cell last night after failing a DUI test at the scene of an accident where a young mother and her child were injured. He...

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09 Nov A Healthy Working You

Most of us have good intentions when it comes to our health and well being.  The problem for many of us is finding the time to exercise and having the right resources available to educate ourselves on healthier ways to go about our daily lives. We...

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19 Oct Handbook Updates

When you’re updating your employee handbook this year, make sure your social media policy doesn’t cross any of the lines drawn by the pro-union group, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).  The NLRB has established precedents for going after companies that limit employee’s rights to...

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14 Oct Forms 1094-C & 1095-C have been Finalized

On September 16, 2015, the IRS finalized a number of Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting forms and instructions.  For calendar year 2015, Forms 1094-C and 1095-C are required to be filed by February 29, 2016, or March 31, 2016 if filing electronically.  For the latest...

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14 Oct REAL Goes Retro

The GAA-PAC Tennis Classic was held on Friday, September 25, 2015.  Despite the rain showers, everyone gathered at the Blackburn Tennis Center for some end of the week fun without the sun.  Many came dressed in their retro apparel and racquets in hand, while others...

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