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January 5, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Announces Proposal to Expand Access to Healthcare Through Small Business Health Plans

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to expand the opportunity to offer employment-based health insurance to small […]
January 4, 2018

2017 Best of Blog

Happy New Year! As we finish out the first week of the new year, we offer a look back at some of our blog posts from […]
January 4, 2018

New Year, New Penalties

January 3rd, 2018 Department of Labor Publishes Updated Penalties for OSHA Violations On January 2, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published updated, inflation-adjusted penalties […]
December 28, 2017

Driving in to 2018

December 28th, 2017 How Changes to the Mileage Reimbursement Rate and Qualified Transportation Benefits Will Impact Employers in 2018 On December 14, 2017, the Internal Revenue […]
December 27, 2017

Ask the Experts: Out of Office Communication

December 27th, 2017 Question: The holidays are coming and we know people will be out of the office for various celebrations and events. Often people don’t […]
December 27, 2017

IRS Extends Deadline for Employers to Furnish Forms 1095-C and 1095-B

December 27th, 2017 On December 22, 2017, the IRS released Notice 2018-06 to extend the due date for employers to furnish 2017 Form 1095-C or 1095-B […]
December 22, 2017

Top 10 Holiday Party Mishaps

December 21st, 2017 During our annual holiday party webinar, we asked participants to share their company holiday party mishaps with us. Here are the top 10 […]
December 21, 2017

New Hampshire Man Pleads Guilty to Obstruction of Justice in Connection with U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Investigation, and Lawsuit

CONCORD, NH – A New Hampshire man has pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of obstruction of justice in connection with a U.S. Department […]
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 […]
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

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

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 […]
June 13, 2018

Ask the Experts: FMLA Child Bonding Leave

June 13th, 2018 Question: When an employee requests child bonding leave for an adoption, what documentation can the employer require for verification? Answer: Under the federal […]
June 15, 2018

Tips for Preparing Form 5500

At this time of year, many employers and benefit advisors begin preparing Form 5500, the annual report required for most employee benefit plans. Form 5500 must […]
June 15, 2018

IRS Early Release of Draft W-4 Form and Instructions for 2019

June 15th, 2018 No Action Needed by Employers In the beginning of June 2018, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released a draft 2019 Form W-4 along […]
June 18, 2018

Vermont Employment Law Update – June 2018

June 18th, 2018 Promoting Remote Workers and Remote Work Arrangements On May 30, 2018, Vermont Governor Phil Scott signed legislation (S.B. 94) establishing a new remote […]