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November 20, 2017

U.S. Department of Labor Releases Advance Copies Of Form 5500 Annual Return/Report for 2017

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration, the IRS, and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) today released advance informational copies […]
November 17, 2017

U.S. Department of Labor and First Bankers Trust Settle ESOP Lawsuits; Agreement Includes $15.75 Million Recovery for Retirement Plans

NEW YORK, NY – The U.S. Department of Labor has reached agreements to resolve three lawsuits with First Bankers Trust Services Inc. (FBTS). The lawsuits alleged […]
November 9, 2017

U.S. Department of Labor Obtains a Temporary Restraining Order to Protect Participants and Beneficiaries of Failing MEWA

CHICAGO, IL – The U.S. Department of Labor obtained a temporary restraining order in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against AEU […]
November 6, 2017

Ask the Experts: Can a well qualified older candidate have team fit on a much younger team?

November 6th, 2017 Question: We recently interviewed an older candidate for a position. She’s well qualified, but the team she would be working with is made […]
November 4, 2017

General Foreman at Port Elizabeth Convicted of Submitting False Timesheets

NEWARK, NJ – After a seven-day trial, a jury sitting in U.S. District Court in Newark found Paul Moe Sr., general foreman for a Port Elizabeth […]
October 31, 2017

Florida Insurance Scam Leads to $1.6 Million Restitution and Incarceration

PORT ST. LUCIE, FL – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida has sentenced a Port St. Lucie resident to serve 161 months […]
October 25, 2017

Are You Ready to Electronically Report Injuries and Illnesses to OSHA?

December 1, 2017 is the deadline for certain employers to use the Occupational Safety and Health Agency’s (OSHA) Injury Tracking Application (ITA) portal to report information […]
October 23, 2017

Play or Pay: Is Your Health Plan “Affordable” for 2018?

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October 23, 2017

Florida Employment Law Update-October 2017

October 23rd, 2017 2018 Minimum Wage Increase On October 13, 2017, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity announced that the state’s minimum wage will increase to […]
October 23, 2017

Alaska Employment Law Update-October 2017

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October 23, 2017

Ask the Experts: Employee on modified assignment due to a workers’ comp claim

October 23rd, 2017 Question: We have an employee who is on modified assignment due to a workers’ comp claim. Do we have to pay for the […]
October 20, 2017

IRS Announces 2018 Retirement Plan Contribution Limits

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July 9, 2018

Reminder: Health Plan PCORI Fees Are Due July 31

July 9th, 2018 Employers that self-insured any group health plans in 2017, including health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs), are responsible for determining whether the annual PCORI fee […]
July 10, 2018

Preparation Aids Prevention

ThinkHR Chief Knowledge Officer Laura Kerekes writes a monthly “Innovative Workplace” column for Rough Notes, a publication that has been serving the insurance industry since 1878. While […]
July 16, 2018

Rhode Island Employment Law Update – July 2018

July 16th, 2018 Health Insurance Contracts and Contraceptives On July 2, 2018, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo signed legislation (H.B. 7625) requiring that health insurance issuers […]
July 16, 2018

Maine Employment Law Update – July 2018

July 16th, 2018 Temporary Layoffs, Unemployment, and Work Search On July 9, 2018, the governor’s veto of H.P. 491 was overridden by the state’s House and […]