Jim O'Connell

Jim O'ConnellJim O’Connell is a Compliance Analyst at Ceridian and Washington, D.C. veteran. Jim blogs about upcoming HR legislation, tax policy changes, employment law and compliance issues that affect employers, including health care reform, employee benefits, FLSA, employment taxes and more.

With more than 35 years of experience in federal legislative and regulatory affairs, Jim focuses on HR and payroll policy issues, keeping customers informed about fast-changing and complex compliance regulations and workforce trends. He has served as an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., specializing in global business-government relations. Jim has been associated with Ceridian since 1982. Before joining Ceridian, he served in the U.S. Senate as Chief Legislative Assistant to New York Senator Jacob K. Javits and later with Connecticut Senator Lowell P. Weicker. Jim holds a Ph.D. in Economics from New York’s Fordham University.

small businesses can expect more compliance requirements in 2016

If you thought the presidential campaign would bring some respite from costly Washington, D.C. compliance requirements, think again. The Affordable Care Act, federal overtime rules and mandatory paid sick leave head the list of 2016 employer concerns. A number of new compliance mandates threaten to put more pressure on employers, and small businesses in particular.

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