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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, […]
September 21, 2020

Employer Medicare Part D Notices Are Due Before October 15, 2020

Are you an employer that offers or provides group health coverage to your workers? Does your health plan cover outpatient prescription drugs — either as a […]
September 15, 2020

Leading During a Pandemic

No one knows what the workplace is going to look like in three months. COVID-19 continues to spread. School reopening and attendance plans remain tenuous. Further […]
September 11, 2020

How Can We Support Employees Affected by Wildfires and Other Natural Disasters?

Hundreds of thousands of people have had to evacuate their homes due to the wildfires on the West coast, and dangerous ash and smoke have affected […]
October 11, 2017

Rhode Island Employment Law Update-October 2017

October 11th, 2017 Distracted Driving On October 11, 2017, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo signed legislation (S.B. 1027) providing for an exception to the prohibition on […]
October 12, 2017

President Directs Federal Agencies to Consider ACA Changes

October 12th, 2017 On October 12, 2017, President Trump issued an Executive Order directing the Departments of Labor (DOL), Health and Human Services (HHS), and Treasury […]
October 12, 2017

U.S. Attorney General Releases Memorandums Regarding Title VII Protections and Religious Liberty

During the first week of October 2017, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions released several memorandums directed to the Department of Justice, its attorneys, and component heads, […]
October 13, 2017

US Labor Department sues Colorado alarm monitoring company, CEO and fiduciary to recover $82K in missing retirement, health plan contributions

Date of Action: Jan. 6, 2017 Type of Action: Lawsuit to recover missing retirement and health plan funds Name of Defendant(s): Central Security Communications Inc.Chief Executive […]