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November 5, 2020

Dependent Care Spending Accounts

Autumn has arrived. It’s the time of year when working parents have questions about Dependent Care Spending Accounts (DCSAs). How do they manage their 2020 account […]
October 29, 2020

Do We Have to Provide Time Off to Vote?

Question One of my employees has requested time off to vote. My state doesn’t require voting leave, but this employee works in a different state, and […]
October 27, 2020

IRS Announces 2021 Retirement Plan Contribution Limits

On October 26, 2020, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Notice 2020-79 announcing cost-of-living adjustments affecting dollar limits for pension plans and other retirement-related items for […]
October 26, 2020

IRS Announces 2021 Limits for Health FSAs and Transit Benefits

On October 26, 2020, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced annual inflation adjustments for more than 50 tax provisions. Due to low inflation, some of the […]
October 22, 2020

Age Discrimination and COVID-19

Question We recently hired an older individual whose start date is next Monday, but I would like to push back their start date because we’ve just […]
October 20, 2020

What Employers Can Do to Encourage and Support Voting

Due to COVID-19, this year’s election may be especially challenging. Long lines, distant ballot drop boxes, and childcare arrangements may add to the time people need […]
October 15, 2020

Help Your Employees Find Purpose in Their Work

This year, employees are being pulled in many directions, including personal, professional, parenting, and community demands. In times like these, work can feel like a distraction […]
October 13, 2020

Key Definitions to Help You Understand the ADA

By Kara Govro If you hadn’t engaged with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) before the pandemic, you probably have by now. The ADA comes up […]
October 8, 2020

The Affordability Test for 2021 Health Plans

The Affordable Care Act’s employer shared responsibility provision — often called the employer mandate or “play or pay” — requires large employers to offer health coverage […]
October 6, 2020

How to Use Exit Interviews to Understand Turnover and Increase Retention

Question We’ve had a lot of turnover since the pandemic started and are thinking about doing exit interviews to see if we can find out why. […]
September 30, 2020

7 Ways To Support Working Parents During COVID-19

Remember when parents just needed to pack lunches, get their kids to school, help with homework, and attend parent-teacher conferences? Around the country, COVID-19 has upended […]
September 22, 2020

Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) Rebates 2020

Are you an employer that is receiving a rebate check from your group medical insurance carrier? September 30 is the deadline for insurers to issue rebates, […]
October 10, 2017

New Jersey Employment Law Update-September 2017

October 10th, 2017 Minimum Wage Increase The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDLWD) has announced that the state’s minimum wage will increase from […]
October 10, 2017

Montana Employment Law Update-September 2017

October 10th, 2017 Minimum Wage Increase The Montana Department of Labor and Industry has announced that the state’s minimum wage will increase from $8.15 to $8.30 […]
October 10, 2017

Minnesota Employment Law Update-September 2017

October 10th, 2017 Minimum Wage Increase The Minnesota Department of Labor has announced that the state’s minimum wage rates will be adjusted for inflation on January […]
October 10, 2017

Illinois Employment Law Update-September 2017

October 10th, 2017 Illinois Employee Misclassification Referral System Act and Online Reporting On September 22, 2017, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed legislation (S.B. 1978) enacting the […]