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► ACA Employer Mandate Now Being Enforced by the IRS

December 22, 2017

Even as politicians continue their attempts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act (ACA), employers should be aware that the ACA (Obamacare) is alive and well and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has begun to enforce one of its most disliked features—the employer mandate. The Internal ...

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► Dealing with the Persistent Problem of Workplace Harassment

December 21, 2017

Sexual harassment in the workplace is a problem that unfortunately never seems to go away. Recently, complaints of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct have dominated the news with allegations ranging from sexual threats, to groping, to sexual assault. While the allegations have made the news ...

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► Understanding Hardship Withdrawal Rules for 401(k) Plans

December 20, 2017

A question that often arises about 401(k) plans is under what circumstances can a participant get a hardship distribution from a retirement plan? A retirement plan may, but is not required to, provide for hardship distributions. However, to ease employees’ concerns about access to their ...

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► National Health Expenditure Figures Released for Last Year

December 19, 2017

In 2016, overall national health spending increased 4.3% following 5.8% growth in 2015, according to a study by the Office of the Actuary at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Following Affordable Care Act (ACA) coverage expansion and significant retail prescription drug ...

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► "Too Old For The Job" Comments Leads to Age Discrimination Claim

December 18, 2017

A Louisiana company found itself defending an age discrimination lawsuit after one of its newly hired supervisors in his late 20s began managing and ultimately terminated a longtime employee who is 36 years his senior. The new supervisor began documenting the employee's alleged performance ...

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► HR Tips and Payroll Reminders For 2018

December 15, 2017

As the New Year begins, employers and HR managers need to be aware of payroll changes and tax requirements for 2018. The information below includes federal updates along with additional state-specific information. Employers should communicate these changes to employees as appropriate, either in ...

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► California Minimum Wage Increase on January 1

December 14, 2017

Employers are reminded that the California minimum wage will increase on January 1, 2018 to $11.00 per hour for employers with 26 or more employees, and to $10.50 per hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees. Senate Bill 3 (SB 3) , enacted in 2016, increases California's minimum ...

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► New Transgender Rights Poster and Other Revised Posters

December 11, 2017

California has updated several of its mandatory employment posters and added a new posting requirement effective January 1, 2018. The new and/or revised posters, which must be posted by employers, include the following:   •   Sexual Orientation – Transgender ...

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► Proposed Rule Could Require Workers to Share Their Tips

December 7, 2017

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) regarding the tip regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  Under the proposed rule, workplaces would have the freedom to allow sharing of tips among more employees. For example, it would ...

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► Filing Deadline is Imminent for OSHA's Electronic Reporting Rule

November 29, 2017

Certain employers are facing a December 15 deadline to submit injury and illness data to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The E-Recordkeeping and Anti-Retaliation Rule requires employers with large establishments (250 or more employees) and small establishments (20 to ...

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