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2018 ACA Reporting Deadlines

It's the time of year applicable large employers begin work preparing for ACA reporting. Applicable large employers (ALE) are those with an average of 50 or more full-time employees or full-time equivalent employees in the prior year. ALEs must offer full-time employees and their dependents a minimum level of health benefits coverage and must meet [...]

October 23, 2018|

E-Verify Is Required in These States

E-Verify is a free online information verification system that lets an employer know whether or not a new hire is eligible to work in the United States. The system compares information provided in the employee’s Form I-9 to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Social Security Administration (SSA) data to verify employment eligibility. It returns [...]

June 26, 2018|

NY Plans to Extend Salary History Ban to Private Employers

The State of New York continues to make progress in its efforts to close the gender wage gap.  NY DOL issued a report in April 2018 that examined the challenges of pay gap and gender equality and made specific recommendations about how to address the issues including creating public education campaigns, expanding access to child [...]

May 10, 2018|

California Adopts New Worker Classification Rule

On April 30, the California Supreme court decided a case (Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. The Superior Court of Los Angeles County) in which a California employer was charged with misclassifying delivery drivers as independent contractors. In their ruling on the case, the Court decided to adopt the "ABC test," which requires companies to consider workers [...]

May 8, 2018|

New DOL Disability Claims Rule Implemented April 1

In December 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published a final rule in the Federal Register setting down new procedures for employee benefit plans where benefits are conditional upon a participant’s disability status. The new regulations add procedural safeguards to the disability claims and appeals procedures plan participants follow when dealing with providers and [...]

April 17, 2018|

If You Missed the ACA Filing Deadline, You Should File ASAP

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) mandates that certain employers must report information regarding employer-provided health insurance offered and covered to employees and file that information with the IRS annually.  2017 Form 1095-B or 1095-C was due to employees on March 2, 2018; forms were due to be filed with the IRS by February 28 if using paper [...]

April 10, 2018|

Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Begins in Massachusetts April 1

Last year we wrote about legislation around pregnancy fairness laws in several states. As of April 1, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act will require employers in Massachusetts with six or more employees to grant an employee a “reasonable accommodation” during a pregnancy, for conditions related to a pregnancy or childbirth. This can include post-pregnancy lactation [...]

March 19, 2018|

Revised Family HSA Limit

Updated 5/9/18: The IRS reversed it's decision to lower the family HSA limit. The limit is now back to the original 2018 limit that was announced last year: $6,900. On Monday, the IRS announced a revision to the family HSA contribution limit on high deductible health plans for calendar year 2018. The original limit of [...]

March 9, 2018|

Adjust Your Payroll Schedule for These 2018 Banking Holidays

There are eleven federal banking holidays in 2018 that may interfere with your usual payroll processing schedule for the year. Now is a fitting time to set reminders for your payroll processing days and check dates for the year. The chart below lists the date of the holiday per the Board of Governors of the [...]

December 27, 2017|