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New FMLA Forms Released

The U.S. Department of Labor issued new Family and Medical Leave Act forms that may be used immediately. The forms are intended to be simpler and easier to understand ...
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Return to Work Guidance and Leave Guidance

The U.S. Department of Labor issued guidance on return-to-work protocol with respect to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and ...
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Sick Leave Credit Reporting

Employers will have to report amounts paid for qualified sick leave wages and qualified family leave pay under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Reporting is ...
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Deductibility of Qualified Transportation Fringe Benefits

The IRS issued guidance in proposed regulations explaining the loss of business deductibility for qualified transportation fringe benefits beginning after 2017. While ...
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IRS-Recognized Mid-Year Change Events

The IRS allows employees to pay for certain benefits with pre-tax dollars through an employer-sponsored Code section 125 (cafeteria) plan. As a condition of receiving ...
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Updates to COBRA Notices

The U.S. Department of Labor updated its model COBRA notices to provide recipients more information about the interaction of COBRA and Medicare. All employers should ...
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Dependent Care FSA or Child Care Tax Credit?

Employees who work for employers that offer a dependent day care flexible spending account plan may be faced with the choice of participating in the FSA or taking the ...
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New Form W-4 and IRS Compliance Tools

Tax reform in 2017 made changes to wage withholding. Many of these changes went into effect in 2018. All the changes are now captured in a revised Form W-4 which ...
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EEOC Delays EEO-1 Compliance Date

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a delay in the date for submitting 2019 EEO-1 data due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2019, the reporting ...
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Changes Available for FSAs

Flexible Spending Account (FSA) plans are now allowed to make temporary, new plan design changes to give employees flexibility during the COVID-19 pandemic. The changes ...
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