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December 27, 2019

What We’re Reading — December 2019

The winter holidays are coming to a close, but it’s never too early to begin thinking about next year with our curated selection of articles about […]
December 23, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Federal Court Sentencing Operators of Sleep Study Centers in California for Healthcare Plan Fraud

LOS ANGELES, CA – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), the U.S. District Court for the Central District […]
December 19, 2019

No Changes in the ACA Following Appeals Court Ruling

Yesterday’s ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in Texas v US does not have any immediate effect on the Affordable Care […]
December 17, 2019

Final 2020 Form W-4 Released

The final redesigned 2020 Form W-4 was released by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on December 5. Two of the biggest changes to the form are: […]
December 16, 2019

IRS Releases Final 2019 ACA Reporting Forms and Instructions

The IRS has finalized the forms and instructions that employers will use for 2019 reporting under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Applicable large employers (ALEs) will […]
December 16, 2019

5 Compliance Issues Every HR Leader Should Know

While the word “compliance” isn’t specifically in “Human Resources,” anyone with their PHR or SPHR will tell you that it’s a massive part of the job. […]
December 12, 2019

An Employee Was Injured at Work – Now What?

Private industry employers reported approximately 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries and serious illnesses in 2017. Despite your best efforts and all the workplace safety tips in […]
December 11, 2019

4 Proven Tips to Improve Office Safety

Recent horrific acts of violence have brokers asking themselves, “How can I help my clients protect themselves and their employees?” and “What can I do to […]
December 9, 2019

Easy Mistakes You Need to Evade During a Termination Meeting

No manager enjoys termination meetings. Many consider these meetings to be the worst part of their responsibilities. However, sometimes they’re necessary and ultimately best for both […]
December 5, 2019

Protect Your Clients from these 4 Compliance Blunders

Compliance isn’t something to take lightly. Employment laws can be frightfully complex, and failure to comply with them can result in costly fines and lawsuits. There […]
December 4, 2019

Puff, Puff, or Pass: The Truth About Marijuana and the Workplace

Cannabis is inevitably going to impact the workplace. There’s no shortage of speculation about what legalization will look like in regards to the office, but how […]
December 2, 2019

IRS Provides Extension for Form 1095-C (and a simpler method for Form 1095-B)

Today, the IRS released Notice 2019-63 to extend the due date for employers to furnish 2019 Form 1095-C or 1095-B under the Affordable Care Act’s employer […]
November 21, 2017

U.S. Department of Labor Extends Guidance and Relief to Employee Benefit Plans Impacted by Hurricane Maria and October 2017 California Wildfires

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor announced employee benefit plan compliance guidance and relief for victims of Hurricane Maria and the October 2017 California […]
November 25, 2017

U.S. Department of Labor Announces 90-Day Delay of Applicability Date For Disability Claims Procedure Amendments

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a ninety (90) day delay – through April 1, 2018 – of the applicability date for ERISA […]
November 27, 2017

OSHA Extends Reporting Deadline to December 15, 2017

ThinkHR previously reported  (Are You Ready  to Electronically Report Injuries and Illnesses to OSHA) that December 1, 2017 was the deadline for certain employers to use […]
November 28, 2017

U.S. Department of Labor Extends Transition Period For Fiduciary Rule Exemptions

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor has announced an 18-month extension from Jan. 1, 2018, to July 1, 2019, of the special Transition Period […]