Important employment and workplace considerations to accomplish for the month of March.

Submit drug-coverage disclosures by March 1st

If you are an employer that provides prescription drug coverage to workers who are eligible for Medicare Part D, you must submit a disclosure by March 1.

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Submit application for workplace recognition

The Oregonian’s Top Workplace program recognizes companies that have great workplace environments. If you are an Oregon or SW Washington employer, check out the program and sign up by March 16th.

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Review or establish a procedure for violent workplace incidents

The recent shooting in Parkland, FL, serves as a poignant reminder to ensure your workplace is prepared for a violent incident. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration there are about 2 million American workers a year that report being a victim of violence at work. Making sure employees are prepared and trained for these types of situations will facilitate safe and appropriate action, should the need ever arise.

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Coordinate compliance for the height of flu season

This year’s flu season has been the most widespread in the last 15 years. In addition to following the CDC’s recommendations for preventing the spread of the flu in your workplace, it’s important to make sure you are giving time off in compliance with FMLA, ADA, and Paid-Leave Laws.

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