HR NEWS


House Committees Release ACA Replacement Bills

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Overview: On March 6, 2017, Republican leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives issued two bills, collectively known as the American Health Care Act, to repeal and replace the ACA. This ACA Compliance Bulletin provides an overview of the new legislation. House Committees Release ACA Replacement Bills 3-7-17

House Republicans Release ACA Replacement Plan

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Overview: On Feb. 16, 2017, Republican leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives issued a policy brief describing it's intended approach for replacing the ACA. This ACA Compliance Bulletin summarizes the policy brief, which provides valuable insight into how many aspects of the current health care system, including employer plan rules, could be impacted. House Republicans Release ACA Replacement Plan 2-21-17

5 Important Issues to Monitor in 2017

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5 Important Issues to Monitor in 2017   HR Insights - 5 Important Issues to Monitor for 2017

Trump Directs DOL to Reconsider Fiduciary Rule

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A Department of Labor (DOL) final rule that is scheduled to take effect on April 10, 2017, will expand who is considered a “fiduciary” when providing investment advice. On Feb. 3, 2017, President Donald Trump issued a memorandum that directs the DOL to re-examine the final rule and consider whether it should be revised or rescinded. This Compliance Bulletin addresses the Trump administration's directive and provides a general overview of the DOL's fiduciary rule. Trump Directs DOL to Reconsider Fiduciary Rule 2.7.17  

January 2017 – Benefits Buzz

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Overview:  This month's Benefits Buzz discusses the latest developments with the overtime rule delay, highlights the delayed ACA reporting deadlines and provides a brief overview of President-elect Donald Trump's plan for his first 100 days in office. benefits-buzz-january-2017

4th Quarter 2016 – Benefits Bulletin

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    Overview: Benefits Bulletin is a quarterly newsletter that covers hot benefit topics in depth. This issue includes information about the new overtime rule, penalties for health plan violations, changes proposed to Form 5500 and the 2016 election.   benefits-bulletin-4th-quarter-2016...

HR Brief – August 2016

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HR Brief - August 2016 This month's HR Brief clarifies some of the differences between the FMLA, ADA and short-term disability, highlights the importance of enforcing employer policies as written and alerts employers about Exchange subsidy notices.   Employee Leave:  Clarifying STD, FMLA and ADA In addition to the federal requirements under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), many states, and even many localities and municipalities, have enacted employee leave laws. Due to the various leave requirements, employers may have a hard time understanding how different leaves coordinate with each other and how wage replacement benefits fit into the equation. The purpose of this article is to clarify...

Summer Wellness 2016

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OVERVIEW

SUMMER WELLNESS: Tips for Weathering the Sun and the Heat

In This Issue:

  • Making Sense of Sunscreen
  • Go Outside and Play
  • Recipe: Chicken Stir-fry
 

Wellness Edge_Summer 2016

Benefits Buzz March 2016

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Recent Court Rulings Raise Questions about FMLA

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) clearly states that when an employer knows that a worker taking leave qualifies for FMLA, it must designate the worker’s absence as FMLA leave.

Despite this requirement, some employers let employees choose whether to designate their leave as FMLA leave. Two recent court cases have highlighted why this approach could cause problems for your company.

Both cases— READ MORE

HR Insights February 2016: 5 Important HR Issues to Monitor for 2016

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5 Important HR Issues to Monitor for 2016 

Employers have new challenges to contend with in 2016, resulting from Supreme Court decisions, federal and state legislation, and actions by federal regulatory agencies. There is a real cost for employers who fail to comply with new laws. For example, the most recent Performance Accountability Report for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), states that victims of discrimination received more than $525 million from private and government workplaces in 2015.

The following are five important issues that should be closely monitored in...