Compliance
Employer EEO-1 Reporting Deadline: 10 Things To Know

On March 18, 2019 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced employers may now begin using the EEO-1 Online Filing System to report their 2018 employment data.The official opening followed a federal court decision, issued on March 4, 2019, that reinstated requirements for employers to also include information[…]

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Arizona Paid Sick Leave: 5 Tips for Employers

There are no federal laws currently in the United States that require employers to provide paid sick leave for their employees. However as a growing trend, states across the country are continuing to enact their own paid sick leave laws. In recent years, 10 states and the District[…]

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Marijuana Impairment & Employee Termination: 9 Legal Tips for Employers

In recent months an increasing number of employers have approached me with questions related to medical marijuana in the workplace. The common theme is employees testing positive for marijuana following a workplace accident and/or injury, yet employers remain fuzzy when it comes to their legal right to discipline[…]

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Government Shutdown: New E-Verify Rules; Other Impacts for Employers

The current partial government shutdown—which has been in effect since Dec. 22, 2018—is the longest shutdown in U.S. history. Unlike past shutdowns, the government is not completely closed. However, due to the prolonged nature of the shutdown, some employers are starting to feel its effects. Here is an[…]

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2019 Minimum Wage Rates by State

As we head into a brand new year employers will need to ensure their payroll systems and employee poster notices have been updated with the new minimum wage rates now in effect across the country. The current federal minimum wage rate is $7.25 per hour. However, many states[…]

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IRS Announcement: New Deadline for Reporting Employee Health Coverage

Each year at this time I like to revisit for employers the deadlines for reporting employee health coverage to the IRS. The fines for late filings are hefty so it’s important that companies ensure they’re on track early in January. In November, 2018 the IRS issued Notice 2018-94,[…]

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13 Employer Laws, Recordkeeping & Retention Requirements

As we approach the 4th quarter many companies will start to make room for yet another year’s worth of documents and records related to their workforce. Federal laws, such as the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Equal Pay Act (EPA),[…]

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Due October 15th: Employer Medicare Part D Notices

#1 – What are the Medicare Part D creditable coverage letters I’m supposed to send out to employees by October 15th? Each year, individuals eligible to enroll in Medicare may do so during the Medicare annual enrollment that runs between October 15th – December 7th. There are 3[…]

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IRS Deadline July 31st: Employer PCORI Fees Due

In 2012 the Affordable Care Act (Healthcare Reform) created a nonprofit corporation known as the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), to support clinical effectiveness research. The stated mission of this non-profit was “To assist patients, clinicians, purchasers, and policymakers in making informed health decisions by advancing the quality[…]

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Form 5500 Deadline: 12 Q&A for Employers

Each year employee benefit plan administrators are required to report on the financial condition, investments and operations of their employee benefit plans. Failure to file the return can result in a maximum penalty of $2,140 per day for each day late. The Department of Labor (DOL), Internal Revenue[…]

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