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IRS and DOL Issues Extension of Timelines for COBRA

In response to the COVID-19 Outbreak, the IRS and DOL has issued extensions of timelines affecting COBRA coverage.

New I-9 Policy Due to COVID-19

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a temporary policy to allow employers to accept expired List B documents when completing the Form I-9 beginning May 1.

EEOC Won’t Collect Employer EEO-1 Data in 2020 Due to Coronavirus

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced today that it will delay until March 2021 the collection of EEO-1 Component 1 information

Preserving Office Culture, Without an Office

Organizational culture is one of the most crucial elements of a business and remains one of the most predictive indicators of a company’s health.

Remaining ADA-Compliant Under COVID-19

The coronavirus crisis has forced human resources teams to juggle more challenges than ever before, from employee benefits and sick leave to new teleworking policies.

How To Communicate Effectively In An Isolated Workplace

With the world in isolation and social distancing in full effect, the coronavirus pandemic has suddenly transformed the workplace, maybe irreparably.

Changes to FSA and HSA Eligible Items

The $2 trillion+ Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Securities Act was signed into law on March 27, 2020. This bill included significant steps forward in helping consumers protect the health and well-being of their families by reducing unnecessary trips to the doctor during this time of increased demand and creating even more value for the…
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4 Self-Care Tips For Working From Home

The shift from traditional office environments to telework hasn’t just put a strain on businesses unaccustomed to remote work—it’s a major adjustment for employees as well.

IRS Releases an Opinion Letter on the Collection of Employer Shared Responsibility Penalties

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released an opinion letter addressing whether the employer shared responsibility penalties (ESRPs) under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) are subject to a statute of limitations regarding IRS colle…

CARES Act and Reimbursement Accounts

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) was signed into law on March 27, 2020. It is a massive bill of over 880 pages intended to help Americans during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. It includes a number of provisions that affect your employee benefits plans. We’ve outlined a few of the highlights below. Participants…
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