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Change to Independent Contractor Rule

The U.S. Department of Labor withdrew the changes to the definition of independent contractor implemented during the prior administration. The Independent Contractor ...
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2022 HDHP/HSA Limits

The Internal Revenue Service announced tax code inflation adjustments for HDHPs/HSAs/HRAs for the 2022 tax year. Employers should note the new, upcoming limits for their ...
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Question of the Week

Q.- Is free COBRA automatically given to anyone who had a reduction in hours or was involuntarily terminated?
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Worker Protections During the Pandemic

The U.S. Department of Labor is taking steps to communicate wage and hour laws to workers so they understand employment protections available during the COVID-19 ...
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Question of the Week

Q.- We have a few employees who were asked to leave their job last year. They were given the option to resign instead of being terminated. Do we have to offer them ...
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Electronic Required Postings

The U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (WHD) issued a Field Assistance Bulletin providing guidance on when legally required notices may be posted ...
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Question of the Week

Q.- If a family unit is eligible for subsidized COBRA coverage due to an employee’s involuntary termination of employment, and if during the subsidy period there is a ...
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EEO-1 Component 1 Data Collection

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will open the data collection portal for 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 data on Monday, April 26, 2021. The ...
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New COBRA Premium Subsidy and Notices

The American Rescue Plan Act provides a 100% COBRA premium subsidy for certain individuals entitled to COBRA due to reduction of hours or involuntary termination of ...
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Marketplace Enrollment Extended

The federal government has extended the Health Care Reform Marketplace special enrollment window. Individuals may enroll in Marketplace coverage or change their plans ...
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