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COBRA and the Employee Count

There has been a lot of talk and confusion about employee count and determining employees for health care compliance. One area employers may not realize where the employee count matters is how it will affect COBRA. For COBRA purposes, an employer needs […]

7 Crucial ACA Questions Answered

7 Crucial ACA Questions

January 31, 2016 seems so far away, doesn’t it? Yet the very preparation for that day should have begun no later than January 1, 2015. Regulations from the Affordable Care Act (ACA) went into effect on this date that would require marketplaces, […]

2015 Minimum Wage Increase and Transit Benefits

Many of us ring in the New Year with resolutions to change or improve our life.  Although it’s not a personal resolution,  many states are raising the 2015 minimum wage as a result of either inflation or legislative action, affecting workers nationwide. […]

Five Interview Questions You Didn’t Know Were Illegal

The point of any interview is to get to know as much as possible about a potential job candidate. Making sure a possible candidate is a good fit for both the position and the company at large does well for all parties […]

IRS Issues Final Regulations on Employer ACA Requirements

Not to be outdone by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Health and Human Service (HHS), the IRS also released guidance over the Thanksgiving weekend.  Final rules for minimum essential coverage and other employer shared responsibility requirements joined the Federal […]

Have you Checked Your Year-end List?

Some of us make lists for everything – spring cleaning, errands, groceries and daily tasks.  There’s one list that HR, payroll and benefit professionals should definitely have – their year-end requirements. Here are some items that should be on that list: General […]

HIPAA Certificates Requirement Ending

HIPAA certificates of creditable coverage have served workers well to prove they have had health coverage and may be exempt from exclusions when changing health coverage.  But as the saying goes, all good things must come to an end. The Affordable Care […]

Five things to know about Dependent Care FSA

Many employers offer Dependent Care in conjunction with their Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) to help employees save money on dependent care expenses.  Contributions to the Dependent Care account are made with pre-tax dollars, resulting in paying fewer taxes, increasing take-home pay and […]

Paid Sick Days – What’s the Magic Number?

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The US DOL found that employees with at least one year experience receive an average of eight paid sick days per year.  That number jumps to eleven days for employees with over 25 years of service.  While providing paid sick days for […]

5 Tips for Easier Payroll Processing

Think about all the different tasks that an employer has to accomplish to keep their business running. That task list is very long and undoubtedly includes payroll. While many employees may not recognize the work and depth of payroll processing, those who […]