• OFCCP releases New and Streamlined Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability forms

      July 31, 2020 | News

      The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) released a new and streamlined Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability form.  Government contractors and subcontractors must invite applicants and new hires to self-identify as having a disability.  Contractors must also invite employees to self-identify as disabled at least once every five years.  Applicants and employees may identify as End excerpt

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    • DHS extends the exemption for the physical inspection of form I-9 to August 19th, 2020.

      July 31, 2020 | News

      The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that the exemption for the physical inspection of form I-9 documents is extended to August 19th, 2020. This exemption does not apply to employers that have employees physically present at a work location.  Under the exemption, employers must complete the remote inspection of approved documents within three (3) business days End excerpt

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    • Revised FMLA Notice and Certifications published by DOL designed to streamline the process

      July 20, 2020 | News

      The Department of Labor (DOL) revised its FMLA notice and certifications (attached). The DOL said the new forms are easier to understand and use and also include an electronic signature feature.  Please note that earlier versions of the forms with expiration dates that have passed may still be used.  Employees are eligible for FMLA if End excerpt

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    • Returning to Work Balancing Safety & Recovery

      June 29, 2020 | News

      As states re-open and employees who haven’t been onsite slowly return to the workplace, employers are tasked with protecting the safety of their staff, customers, and vendors.  Meanwhile, employees caring for children and other loved ones may need to extend their paid and unpaid leaves of absence; the surrounding leave laws are becoming more complicated than End excerpt

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    • Temporary Modifications to I-9 Process

      Physical document inspection not required for remote workers during the pandemic The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced it will defer the requirements for employers to physically review I-9 documents in-person with new employees. This change applies only to employers and workplaces that are operating completely remotely.  If there are any employees physically at the End excerpt

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    • Coronavirus-related paid leave for workers and tax credits for small and midsize businesses

      Source: IRS.com New legislation ensures workers are not forced to choose between paychecks and their health amidst the global pandemic. The U.S. Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and the U.S. Department of Labor (Labor) announced that small and midsize employers can begin taking advantage of two new refundable payroll tax credits, designed to immediately End excerpt

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    • FMLA Expansion and Emergency Paid Leave

      March 19, 2020 | Uncategorized

      Yesterday, President Trump signed into law the “Families First Coronavirus Response Act”.  This new law requires certain employers to provide emergency paid leave under the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and emergency paid sick leave.  The main components of the acts are below: Emergency Family and Medical Leave Act The law takes effect April End excerpt

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    • Form 1095-C or 1095-B Deadline Extended

      December 11, 2019 | Uncategorized

      Updated Deadlines The IRS has issued Notice 2019-63 extending the distribution deadline of Form 1095-B (Health Coverage) and Form 1095-C (Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage) to employees from January 31, 2020 to March 2, 2020. It is important to note that the deadlines are not extended for filing Forms with the IRS. The deadlines End excerpt

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    • IRS Announces Higher 2020 Retirement Plan

      November 7, 2019 | Blog/HR News/Uncategorized

      The IRS has announced the inflation-adjusted figures for retirement account savings and other cost-of-living changes in Notice 2019-59 effective January 1, 2020. 2020 Highlights 401(k), 403(b), most 457 plans and the federal government’s Thrift Savings Plan: limits increased by $500 from $19,000 in 2019 to $19,500 in 2020 The catch-up contribution: limit for employees over End excerpt

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    • HSA Preventive Services Update

      October 16, 2019 | Uncategorized

      HSA plans can cover more preventive services prior to deductible being met after renewal this year. On July 17, 2019, the IRS released Notice 2019-45 providing guidance relating to health savings accounts (HSAs), specifically expanding the types of treatments and services that constitute preventive care.  As a reminder, to be HSA-eligible, the individual must be End excerpt

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