• VETS 4212 Report Due 9/30, EEO-1 Report Due 3/31/18: Pay Data Component of EEO-1 Report Suspended

      September 14, 2017 | Blog

      **VETS-4212 Report due 11/15/17** EEO-1 Report due 3/31/18 The Pay Data Component (Component 2) has been suspended at this time. It would have been applicable to employers with 100 or more employees. Who is Required to Submit the EEO-1 Report? The EEO-1 report is a collection of workforce data from employers with 100 or more End excerpt

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    • IRS Mileage Rates for 2017

      April 5, 2017 | Blog

      The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently released its mileage allowances for 2017 for business, medical and moving. Beginning on Jan. 1, 2017, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be: 53.5 cents per mile for business miles driven, down from 54 cents for 2016 17 cents End excerpt

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    • Baltimore to Raise Minimum Wage to $15/Hour

      April 2, 2017 | Blog

      At the time of this writing, the minimum wage in Maryland is $8.75 per hour and set to rise to $10.10 an hour by 2018. This rate applies to all businesses in the City of Baltimore with two or more employees. Based upon legislation passed in 2014, minimum wage will continue to increase to $9.25 End excerpt

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    • Obamacare Replacement News

      March 10, 2017 | Blog

      A quick snapshot of proposed changes to the Affordable Care Act

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    • New USCIS M-274 Handbook Released: I-9 Guidance

      February 26, 2017 | Blog

      The newly revised USCIS M-274 Handbook for Employers—Guidance for Completing Form I-9 is now available for download. This version, which published Jan. 22, 2017, replaces the previous version which was published on April 30, 2013. It reflects revisions to Form I-9, which was revised on Nov. 14, 2016. [btn href=”https://www.uscis.gov/system/files_force/files/form/m-274.pdf” color=”red” target=”_self”]DOWNLOAD USCIS M-274 HANDBOOK[/btn] The new 65-page End excerpt

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    • FAR Privacy Training Required for Federal Contractors

      February 11, 2017 | Blog

      FAR rule requires privacy training for federal contractors and any of their subcontract employees who handle personally identifiable information (PII).

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    • New Form I-9 Must be Utilized Starting January 22, 2017

      January 4, 2017 | Blog

      New Form I-9 Must be Utilized Starting January 22, 2017

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    • Final Regulations – 2018 Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters

      December 21, 2016 | Blog

      The following information was received from our partner Cigna On December 16, 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued final regulations related to a wide range of Affordable Care Act (ACA) provisions. These final regulations, effective for plans and plan years beginning on and after January 1, 2018, are relatively the same End excerpt

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    • IRS Extends Reporting Due Dates for 1095 Forms for Individuals

      November 29, 2016 | Blog

      IRS extends deadlines for 2016 Minimum Essential Coverage (Section 6055) and Large Employer Shared Responsibility (Section 6056) reporting due to individuals in early 2017. Forms 1095-B and 1095-C

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    • FLSA Overtime Rule On Hold

      November 23, 2016 | Blog

      A federal judge in Texas has halted the DOL’s new federal overtime rule, which was scheduled to take effect December 1, 2016 and would have raised the exempt salary threshold from $23,660 to $47,476.

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