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School Leave Laws

As the school year starts again, employees are faced with the challenges of balancing work and family obligations. One often stressful family obligation of working ...
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Question of the Week

Q.- We are preparing for open enrollment. Is an employee still permitted to waive coverage, or do all employees have to take our medical coverage under the Affordable ...
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U.S. Senate Again Fails to Replace ACA

The United States Senate once again failed to pass a bill that would change provisions of the Affordable Care Act. The Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson bill was touted as ...
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Question of the Week

Q.- We have a new hire who we think is going to work more than 30 hours per week but we are not certain yet. We use the monthly measurement method. Should we offer the ...
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Affordability for 2018

The IRS released the threshold for determining affordability of health coverage in 2018.
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IRS Guidance on Leave Donation Programs to Help Hurricane Victims

In the aftermath of two of the strongest hurricanes in history, employers are seeking ways to help those impacted. The IRS has sanctioned programs that allow employees ...
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Question of the Week

Q.- Are we required to cover children on our dental plan up to age 26?
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Does your Company Have to Comply with ACA?

An employer that is an Applicable Large Employer (ALE) must comply with the Affordable Care Act (ACA). An employer is an ALE if it had an average of at least 50 ...
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New Overtime Rule Declared Invalid

A U.S. District Court in Texas struck down the 2016 overtime rule which would have made many more workers eligible for overtime.
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Question of the Week

Q.- We are hiring a part time employee and we know he won’t work more than 30 hours per week. Should we still track his hours for ACA purposes?
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Draft Instructions for Form 1094/1095-B/C

The IRS released draft instructions for the 2017 Form 1094 and 1095 B and C Forms for reporting under the Affordable Care Act. Form 1095-B/C is required to be furnished ...
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EEO-1 Employee Pay Reporting Requirement Suspended

In 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) implemented a new reporting requirement for employers with 100 or more employees. These employers were to ...
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