June 30, 2017

School’s out! Summer is here, and it’s the time of year when working parents have questions about using their Dependent Care Spending Accounts (DCSAs). Are summer camp expenses eligible? What about day versus overnight camps? Employers and benefit advisors want to be r...

June 29, 2017

 

Here we go again: RIF on overtime rule sent to OMB — FEDERAL NEWS

The Labor Department announced on June 27 that it has sent a Request for Information on the controversial overtime rule to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. When published, the RFI wi...

June 28, 2017

Coverage to age 26:

Stays the same.  Dependents remain on there parents plan until age 26, married or not.

Subsidy for purchasing individual health insurance:

The ACA (Obamacare) provided subsidies for those who earned between 132% and 400% of the federal povertly line....

June 27, 2017

Suspending employee upon return from FMLA leave, firing her after skipped meeting, did not show retaliation — FEDERAL NEWS

Though the timing of adverse actions taken against an administrative assistant was suspicious—as she was suspended for purported misconduct the day...

June 26, 2017

Pre-‘persuader rule’ reporting requirements in effect — FEDERAL NEWS

The Department of Labor has clarified that if its June 12 proposal to rescind the so-called "persuader rule," finalized in 2016, is effectuated, that action will not affect the disclosure requirements...

June 23, 2017

Senate releases its version of health care replacement bill — PROPOSED LEGISLATION

The Senate has released an amended version of H.R. 1628 (the American Health Care Act of 2017). The “discussion draft” will, according to a statement on the website of the U.S. Senate Com...

June 22, 2017

Religious Accommodation and Employee Safety

Question: We have an employee who works outdoors under varying weather conditions, including extreme heat. He is a devout Muslim and is currently observing Ramadan (going without food or fluids all day while working). We are c...

June 21, 2017

Louisiana DOR authorized to require electronic tax return filings, payments — LOUISIANA — Withholding and Reporting

Effective June 12, 2017, the Louisiana Department of Revenue (DOR) is authorized to require the filing of electronic tax returns and the payment of taxes...

June 20, 2017

Midsized employers are worrying about compliance, health care costs, reform, and less about employee engagement — SURVEY RESULTS

A new ADP Research Institute® (ADPRI) study reveals that midsized business owners are most concerned about rising health care costs, health c...

June 19, 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania reduces wage and net profits tax — PENNSYLVANIA — Withholding and Reporting

A Philadelphia ordinance amends the city’s wage and net profits tax by decreasing rates for residents and nonresidents. Specifically, for residents the tax on salaries...

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