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Pregnant Worker Protections

Two new laws, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) and the Providing Urgent Maternal Protections for Nursing Mothers Act (PUMP) were signed into law in late 2022. ...
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2023 Fringe Benefit Tax Guide

The IRS released Publication 15-B, the Employer’s Tax Guide to Fringe Benefits, for use in 2023.
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No More Non-Competes

Last week, the Federal Trade Commission issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking which, if finalized, would nullify all employer non-compete agreements. A non-compete ...
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Mandatory Prescription Data Collection Reporting Postponed

Employers, as sponsors of their group health plans, are required to report information about their plan’s prescription drug benefit utilization. Reporting is made to the ...
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W-2 Reporting for Health Coverage

As employers start the process of preparing W-2 data, remember that the Affordable Care Act requires some employers to inform employees about the cost of ...
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Form 5500 for 2022 Released

The U.S. Department of Labor, IRS and Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation released the 2022 Form 5500 Annual Return and associated instructions. Pension benefit plans ...
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Form W-4 Review

The IRS encourages employees to review their Form W-4 periodically. Form W-4 is the IRS Employee Withholding form that directs an employer how much federal income tax ...
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Required Notices for OE

Employers with calendar year plans are preparing for an upcoming open enrollment. Part of the preparation should include gathering the notices that must be distributed ...
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Publication 5137, Fringe Benefit Updates for Government Employers

A fringe benefit is a form of pay from an employer that is in addition to regular wages for the performance of services. Under section 61 of the Internal Revenue Code, ...
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Employee Versus Independent Contractor

The Department of Labor is once again modifying the rules for determining if a worker is an employee or independent contractor under the Fair Labor Standards Act. A new ...
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