December 28, 2023 | HR News/News/News & Press

    IRS MILEAGE RATE, OSHA REPORTING, AND FEDERAL CONTRACTOR MINIMUM WAGES   The following federal law changes take effect on January 1, 2024. IRS MILEAGE REIMBURSEMENT RATE The IRS standard mileage rate will be 67 cents per mile driven for business purposes (up from 65.5 cents in 2023). This rate also applies to electric and hybrid End excerpt

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    December 18, 2023 | HR News/News/News & Press

      The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission extended the EEO-1 report filing deadline to January 9, 2024. Reports that were not submitted by the deadline of December 5, 2023 must be submitted by January 9, 2024. No EEO-1 reports will be accepted after January 9.   The EEO-1 report is a mandatory annual data collection that End excerpt

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  • Reminder-EEO-1 Data Collection Opens October 31, 2023

    October 18, 2023 | HR News/News/News & Press

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently announced that the 2022 EEO-Component 1 data collection will open on Tuesday, October 31, 2023, and the deadline for employers to file is Tuesday, December 5, 2023. The requirement applies to private employers with 100 or more employees and federal government contractors and subcontractors with 50 or more End excerpt

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  • Medical Loss Ratio Rebates 2023

    September 26, 2023 | HR News/News/News & Press

    Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) rebate checks are currently arriving for many companies. MLR rebates are required under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and are furnished when a health insurer does not utilize enough of the premiums they have received directly towards the cost of medical claims and activities that improve the quality of care. There End excerpt

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  • Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Employer Fees Are Due by July 31st

    July 20, 2023 | HR News/News

      The Affordable Care Act imposes annual fees on employers with self-funded medical plans (including level and graded funded plans) and on fully insured plans with health reimbursement accounts (HRAs). This fee was instituted to help fund the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PECORI), which conducts research to compare the effectiveness of various medical services used End excerpt

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  • Expired FMLA Certification Forms Are Still Usable

    July 15, 2023 | HR News/News/News & Press

    There have been many questions and concerns about expiring Department of Labor (DOL) forms in regards to the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The good news is that the forms can still be used because the expiration date is not relevant to the content of the required information. Unpaid, job-protected leave for pre-determined family and End excerpt

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  • Prescription Drug Data Collection Reports (RxDC) Are Due by June 1, 2023

    April 14, 2023 | HR News/News

    Under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA), employer-based health plans are required to produce and file an annual report on their prescription drug and healthcare spending costs. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is the collection agency for this information and the data submission is called the RxDC report. The Rx stands for End excerpt

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  • Final Opportunity to Object to the Disclosure of Your Type 2 EEO-Data

    March 22, 2023 | HR News/News & Press

      A Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request was submitted by the Center for Investigative Reporting to the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) asking for the disclosure of Type 2 EEO-1 Reporting Data that was submitted by all multi-establishment federal contractors for filing years 2016-2020. These reports include a great deal of sensitive End excerpt

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  • EEO-1 Reporting

    February 14, 2023 | HR News/News/News & Press

    The EEO-1 reporting for 2022 data is tentatively scheduled to open in mid-July 2023. In recent years, the deadline for data collection has varied. The EEO-1 report is a mandatory annual data collection that requires all private employers with 100 or more employees and federal contractors with 50 or more employees to file the EEO-1 End excerpt

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  • Navigating the Employer Vaccine Mandate’s

    November 7, 2021 | COVID_19/HR News/News/News & Press

    Currently there are two mandates requiring private employers to ensure that their employees are vaccinated for COVID-19. Under President Biden’s Executive Order 14042, Federal Contractors and Subcontractors are required to have their employees receive a COVID-19 vaccination unless they are eligible for a legal exemption (medical disability or religious exemption). Under the U.S. Department of End excerpt

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