If you’re the kind of person who drinks milk a week after it’s expired, listen up: …you’ll probably be fine. But while old milk may be okay, you definitely need to stop using the FMLA forms that expired on December 31, 2011. They failed the sniff test.
The DOL has reissued the expired FMLA forms with shiny new 2015 expiration dates. No other changes have been made (the forms still state “Revised January 2009″), but there are plans to revise the forms later in 2012 to include the GINA safe-harbor disclaimer that’s all the rage these days. Download your new FMLA forms here.
From the HR idiot: So I don’t keep “paperwork.” Who does?!? Got note from IRS. We’re being audited.
My apologies to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) – we understand you’re not really an enemy, just a helpful regulator watching over our shoulders, waiting for us to make a mistake… oh no, I did it again! Anyway, the IRS – despite their tendency to be a scary monster for a lot of businesses – has released a series of helpful videos that explain how an IRS audit on a small business works. For those who are currently experiencing an audit, it will definitely help you out.
It’s also a great tool for those of you not going through an audit. You’ll know what they expect and look for, so you can get your ducks in a row and hopefully avoid an audit altogether.
There are ten lessons in the series, broken down into topics such as:
- What is an IRS audit?
- You’ve been contacted – what should you do next?
- Should you get a representative?
- How do you prepare your records for the audit?
- What happens when you have an audit at the IRS office?
Don’t miss the opportunity to get inside the workings of the IRS and keep yourself blemish free. Watch the series by clicking here.