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Straight From The Source Blog by Higginbotham Insurance


April HR News Worth Review

April 12 , 2018

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OSHA Enforces 2017 Electronic Reporting Requirement

In 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule that requires certain establishments to report information from their injury and illness records to OSHA electronically.

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March HR News Worth Review

March 13 , 2018

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New Austin Paid Sick Leave Ordinance

Last month, Austin became the first city in the southern U.S. to pass a mandatory sick pay ordinance.

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IRS Announces Change to 2018 HSA Family Contribution Limit

March 06 , 2018

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On March 5, 2018, the IRS published Internal Revenue Bulletin (IRB) 2018-10 that contains Revenue Procedure (Rev. Proc.) 2018-19.

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ACA Filing and Medicare Creditable Coverage Deadlines Approaching

February 20 , 2018

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February HR News Worth Review

February 12 , 2018

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IRS Issues New Tables for 2018 Tax Withholding

Starting Feb. 15, 2018, employers must use new tables to determine how much income tax to withhold from their employees’ paychecks. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued the required new tables in Notice 1036 on Jan. 9, 2018. 

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Congress's continuing resolution impacts certain ACA taxes

January 24 , 2018

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On Jan. 22, 2018, President Donald Trump signed into law a short-term continuing resolution to end the government shutdown and continue funding through Feb. 8, 2018. The continuing resolution impacts three taxes and fees under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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January HR News Worth Review

January 10 , 2018

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New Tax Law Changes for Employee Benefits, Including Paid Family Leave

On Dec. 22, 2017, President Donald Trump signed into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (Act).The Act makes significant changes to the federal Internal Revenue Code (Code), including changes that impact employee benefits.

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Tax Reform, the Individual Mandate and ACA Reporting Delay

December 29 , 2017

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December HR News Worth Review

December 08 , 2017

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Update on Overtime Rule

Last May, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced a new rule that would affect who qualifies for overtime. Since then, the rule has been blocked and is currently being appealed by the DOL.

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IRS issues guidance on forthcoming potential employer mandate penalties

November 16 , 2017

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Earlier this month, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) updated its Questions and Answers (Q&As) on the employer shared responsibility rules under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to include information on enforcement. Specifically, these Q&As provide guidance on:

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