• Security Guidance: HR Policies and Procedures to Protect Against Workplace Violence

    January 30, 2014 | Blog

    Sadly, in today’s society we are hearing of workplace violence with increasing frequency. We should prepare ourselves and our employees with HR policies and procedures to follow in the event of workplace violence. The following are tips from the Anne Arundel County Police Department that may help guide your business in pre-planning for this type End excerpt

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  • Compliance Notice: CA and NY Wage Theft Prevention Act (WTPA) Requirements-2/1/14

    January 28, 2014 | Blog/Payroll

    Attention: Employers who have employees or contractors working in the states of California and/or New York. (Additional states have enacted similar requirements, see a lists of those states below). The Wage Theft Prevention Act (WTPA) contains requirements for employers regarding statements to employees at the time of hire, annual statements to existing employees, information required End excerpt

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  • New AAP Requirements: OFCCP Regulations for Government Contractors 3/24/14

    January 20, 2014 | Blog

    If you are doing business with, or as, a government contractor, please be advised that effective March 24, 2014, a new OFCCP regulation replaces the two categories of VETS (VETS 100 and VETS 100A). These updated guidelines were created to¬†improve hiring and employment of veterans and people with disabilities. Contractors¬†are only required to¬†begin collecting new¬†veterans’ End excerpt

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  • FSA Changes for 2014 – Health FSA Carryover

    November 7, 2013 | Blog

    Modification of ‚ÄúUse-or-Lose‚ÄĚ Rule For Health Flexible Spending Arrangements (FSAs) and Clarification Regarding 2013-2014 Non-Calendar Year Salary Reduction Elections Under ¬ß 125 Cafeteria Plans Please see below guidance from the IRS on the recent FSA announcement regarding the ‚ÄúUse-or-Lose‚ÄĚ Rule. The plan may have¬†a grace period OR the $500 rollover.¬†You, as the employer, can determine¬†how End excerpt

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  • Payroll Implementation Support and Payroll Processing: The FosterThomas/ADP Alliance

    October 21, 2013 | Blog/Payroll

    Payroll Processing Encompasses more than Cutting a Check from the constantly changing landscape of Healthcare reform, including associated compliance issues and penalties, to employment related taxes, and small business cash flow concerns; FosterThomas payroll implementation specialists provide a unique and comprehensive approach with extensive backgrounds in accounting, employee benefits, HR compliance and risk management. From End excerpt

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  • E-Verify is Unavailable Due to Government Shutdown

    October 4, 2013 | Blog

    Source USCIS.Gov  Employment Eligibility Verification is temporarily suspended due to the government shutdown. This is the online system that is used to verify the immigration status of new hires. Continue reading for the notice below, taken directly from the USCIS.Gov website. While E-Verify is unavailable, you will not be able to access your E-Verify account. End excerpt

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  • Informational Alert: Federal Government Shutdown Implications for HR

    October 3, 2013 | Blog

    Information provided by our partners at SHRM INFORMATIONAL ALERT  Federal Government Shutdown Implications for HR For the first time in 17 years, the United States government is closed today as the House of Representatives, the Senate and the White House were unable to reach an agreement to fund the federal government for the 2014 fiscal End excerpt

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  • VETS 100/100A Federal Contractor Reporting – Filing Extension to October 31, 2013

    September 27, 2013 | Blog

    The filing deadline for VETS 100 and 100A reports has been extended to October 31, 2013 VETS-100/100A and EEO-1 Reports are due annually on September 30th, however; the filing deadline for VETS 100 and 100A Reports has been extended until 10/31/13. Additional information can be found here at the DOL site. Employers who have 100 or more employees and employers End excerpt

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  • New OFCCP Rules Published Today, Effective March 24, 2014

    September 24, 2013 | Blog

    From DOL.Gov UPDATE Two new rules designed to improve employment opportunities for protected veterans and qualified workers with disabilities were published in the Federal Register today. To read and learn more about these new rules, please visit: www.dol.gov/ofccp/VEVRAARule  and www.dol.gov/ofccp/503Rule Both rules become effective on Monday, March 24, 2014. Federal contractors and subcontractors will be required to comply with most End excerpt

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  • Maryland Family Military Leave Law Effective October 1, 2013

    September 19, 2013 | Blog

    Labor and Employment ‚Äď Leave ‚Äď Deployment of Family Members in the Armed Forces Effective October 1, 2013, Maryland employers with 50 or more employees must grant eligible employees one day of unpaid family military leave for qualifying family military members. The law covers private employers, state, counties and municipal government. Employees are eligible for End excerpt

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