• “No Surprise Act” focused on eliminating Balanced Billing

      July 12, 2021 | News/News & Press

      “No Surprise Act” focused on eliminating Balanced Billing An Interim Final Rule was recently issued by the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Labor, the Department of the Treasury, and the Office of Management and Budget implementing key provisions of the No Surprise Act, which was passed late last year to stop End excerpt

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    • Employers benefit strategies are focusing on Voluntary Workplace and EAP’s

      June 14, 2021 | News

      Employers benefit strategies are focusing on Voluntary Workplace and EAP’s In today’s business environment employers are having to refocus their benefit strategies in order to meet the increasing needs of their employee’s and candidates.  Voluntary benefits have become a major focus and are more important now than ever to a company’s total rewards strategy. Critical End excerpt

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    • EEO-1 Reports are due by July 19th, 2021

      June 11, 2021 | News

      After a delayed opening of the 2019 EEO-1 data collection site in light of the pandemic, the 2019 and 2020 EEOC data collection system is now open and fully operating.  Employers have until July 19th, 2021, to submit two years’ worth of reports.  The EEO-1 report is a compliance survey that requires company employment data End excerpt

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    • DHS Extends I-9 Compliance Flexibility to May 31st, 2021

      April 1, 2021 | News

      DHS Extends I-9 Compliance Flexibility to May 31st, 2021 On March 31st, 2021, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced an extension of the flexibility in rules related to the Employment Eligibility Verification (I-9 Form) that was granted last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will extend this End excerpt

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    • COBRA Subsidies Required under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

      March 19, 2021 | News

      COBRA Subsidies Required under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 The newly enacted American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) includes a COBRA subsidy provision that employers are required to abide by. Under the ARPA, “assistance eligible individuals” (AEI’s) qualify for a 100% subsidy of COBRA premiums between April 1, 2021 and September 30, End excerpt

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    • EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK – 2021 Updates

      March 17, 2021 | News

      EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK – 2021 Updates The professional landscape is rapidly changing especially with the evolving COVID-19 pandemic and a new Presidential Administration.  Employers now more than ever need to ensure that they are following the myriad of Federal and State labor laws governing their organization.  From a policy perspective, employers need to make sure that End excerpt

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    • DHS Extends I-9 Compliance Flexibility

      February 15, 2021 | News

      Due to continued precautions related to COVID-19, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) extended the flexibility in the rules related to Form I-9 to March 31, 2021.  Employers may inspect the Section 2 documents remotely (e.g., video link, fax or email, etc.).  However, this flexibility only applies to employers who are operating 100% remotely.  Employers must End excerpt

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    • FFCRA Leave Expiration

      January 17, 2021 | News

      FFCRA Leave Expiration The Federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) required that employers with fewer than 500 employees provide job-protected, paid sick leave for employees who miss work for certain COVID-related reasons. Employers received a dollar-for-dollar tax credit for sick leave payments. The FFCRA paid sick leave and expanded family leave expired on December 31st, 2020.  Employers End excerpt

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    • Government Contractor Required Trainings

      December 21, 2020 | News

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    • COVID-19 Immunizations and EEOC Concerns

      December 21, 2020 | News

      According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), “The availability of COVID-19 vaccinations may raise questions about the applicability of various equal employment opportunity (EEO) laws, including the ADA,  GINA, and Title VII, including the Pregnancy Discrimination Act The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) The ADA limits an employer’s ability to make disability-related inquiries or End excerpt

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