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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 27, 2019

What We’re Reading — November 2019

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at ThinkHR. Start your extra-long weekend off with eight curated stories that caught our attention this month. The Office Pet […]
November 25, 2019

How Small Businesses are Offering Big Business Perks

If your clients are like most organizations, they’re looking for creative and modern ways to attract new candidates and retain talent. Offering fresh office perks is […]
November 21, 2019

What Not To Include in Your Employee Handbook

The employee handbook serves several purposes. It should educate employees about the company’s mission and vision, explain workplace policies and procedures, lay out expectations and strategic […]
November 21, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Restores Over $2.5 Billion To Employee Benefit Plans and Participants

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) today released its program results for Fiscal Year 2019. EBSA’s enforcement and benefit […]
November 20, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Federal Court Sentencing Long Beach Spa Owner for Maritime Union 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 […]
November 20, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Obtains Consent Order and Judgment To Restore Assets to Participants in Ohio Employee Benefit Plans

DAYTON, OH – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of […]
November 18, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Releases Advance Copies Of Form 5500 Annual Return/Report for 2019

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), the IRS and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) today released advance informational […]
November 15, 2019

Massachusetts: Health Plan Reporting Rules for Employers

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts imposes two different health coverage reporting requirements on employers. The first is called HIRD and it applies to any employer with six […]
November 14, 2019

IRS Releases Drafts of 2019 ACA Reporting Forms and Instructions

Last night, the IRS released DRAFTS of the forms and instructions that employers will use for 2019 reporting under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). It is […]
November 6, 2019

IRS Announces 2020 Retirement Plan Contribution Limits

Today, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Notice 2019-59 announcing cost-of-living adjustments affecting dollar limits for pension plans and other retirement-related items for tax year 2020. […]
November 30, 2017

Social Security Wage Base for 2018 – Corrected

November 30th, 2017 The Social Security Administration (SSA) has announced a correction in the wage base that will be used in computing Social Security taxes for […]
November 30, 2017

DOL Delays New Rules for Disability Benefit Claims

November 30th, 2017 On November 29, 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published a Final Rule that delays implementation of new claim rules for disability […]
December 4, 2017

Ask the Experts: Inviting Temporary and Contract Workers to Holiday Parties

December 4th, 2017 Question: Can we invite temporary workers (those from an outside agency) and contractors to our company holiday party? Answer: Inviting temporary and contract […]
December 4, 2017

Federal Law Update-November 2017

December 4th, 2017 OSHA Delays Electronic Filing of Form 300A On November 22, 2017, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced the delay of […]