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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 6, 2019

IRS Announces 2020 Limits for Health FSAs and Transit Benefits

Today, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced annual inflation adjustments for more than 50 tax provisions, including an increase in voluntary employee contributions to employer-sponsored healthcare […]
December 19, 2017

New York Employment Law Update-December 2017

December 18th, 2017 New York City Pregnancy and Employment Rights Publications Updated The New York City Commission on Human Rights published an updated poster and fact […]
December 19, 2017

Ohio Employment Law Update-December 2017

December 18th, 2017 Disposal of Social Security Numbers On June 6, 2017, Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed legislation (S.B. 769) prohibiting the disposal, or transfer to […]
December 19, 2017

Oregon Employment Law Update – December 2017

December 18th, 2017 Disposal of Social Security Numbers On June 6, 2017, Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed legislation (S.B. 769) prohibiting the disposal, or transfer to […]
December 19, 2017

Washington Employment Law Update – December 2017

December 18th, 2017 Poster Updates The following Washington required posters have been updated to reflect 2018 changes: Employers are required by Washington law to display the […]