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November HR News Worth Review

November 15 , 2018

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DOL Introduces Six New Opinion Letters on FLSA and FMLA Compliance

On Aug. 28, 2018, the Department of Labor (DOL) introduced six new opinion letters addressing compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). These letters address issues such as:

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Tags: Compliance


October HR News Worth Review

October 04 , 2018

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Medicare Part D Notices Due by Oct. 14

The deadline to distribute creditable coverage disclosure notices to Medicare-eligible individuals is only a few weeks away. If you have plan participants eligible for Medicare Part D, you must disclose to those individuals before Oct. 15 each year whether their prescription coverage through your group plan is as comprehensive as the benefits offered under Medicare Part D.

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September HR News Worth Review

September 06 , 2018

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DOL Updates Model FMLA Forms

The Department of Labor (DOL) recently released updated model forms to help employers administer employee leaves under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The DOL’s model FMLA forms contain an expiration date in the upper right corner. The expiration date relates to a regulatory approval process; it does not relate to the forms’ actual content. Every three years, the DOL must submit its model FMLA forms to the federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval for continued use.

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Tags: Compliance


Update on Municipal Paid Leave Laws in Texas

August 28 , 2018

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City of Austin Paid Sick Leave Law – Temporarily Blocked

On Feb. 16, 2018, the Austin City Council passed an ordinance that requires all private employers in Austin to provide paid earned sick time to employees. An employer must provide one hour of earned sick time for every 30 hours that an employee works in Austin. Employers may restrict employees’ use of earned sick time to no more than eight days per year. The paid sick leave ordinance was scheduled to become effective on Oct. 1, 2018. However, on Aug. 17, 2018, a state appeals court temporarily blocked the ordinance from taking effect while various business groups proceed with a lawsuit to challenge the ordinance.

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Tags: Compliance


August HR News Worth Review

August 14 , 2018

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Draft Forms for 2018 ACA Reporting Released

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released draft 2018 forms for reporting under Internal Revenue Code (Code) Sections 6055 and 6056:

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Tags: Compliance


July HR News Worth Review

July 18 , 2018

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HSA/HDHP Limits Will Increase for 2019

On May 10, 2018, the IRS released Revenue Procedure 2018-30 to announce the inflation-adjusted limits for health savings accounts (HSAs) and high deductible health plans (HDHPs) for 2019.

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PCORI fees due by July 31

July 05 , 2018

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DOL finalizes association plan rules

June 21 , 2018

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On June 19, 2018, the Department of Labor (DOL) released a final rule that may give small businesses more freedom to join together as a single group to purchase health insurance in the large group market or to self-insure.

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Tags: Compliance


June HR News Worth Review

June 11 , 2018

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Proposed IRS Regulations Would Expand Mandatory Electronic Filing of Information Returns

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released proposed regulations that would significantly expand mandatory electronic filing of most information returns. 

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Tags: Compliance


May HR News Worth Review

May 08 , 2018

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IRS Allows Taxpayers with Family Coverage to Use $6,900 HSA Limit for 2018

On April 26, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that, for 2018, taxpayers with family high deductible health plan (HDHP) coverage may treat $6,900 as the annual contribution limit to their health savings accounts (HSAs).

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