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Winter’s Coming: Managing COVID-19

There have been a variety of changes as we continue to understand and gauge the impact and spread of Coronavirus. We want to post updated information and urge you to pause at this time, assess your policies and practices, determine if there are changes to be made based on what has been working well and…
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IRS Releases 2021 Contribution Limits for FSA and Commuter Accounts

The IRS has released Revenue Procedure 2020-45 announcing contribution limits for 2021. There are no changes to flexible spending account (FSA) and commuter benefits contribution limits for 2021. Medical FSA Contribution amounts will remain $2,750 and Dependent Care (married filing jointly) will remain at $5,000. Commuter monthly contribution amount for both parking and transit will…
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IRS Releases Guidance on Payroll Tax Deferral

On August 8th, President Trump signed a presidential memorandum directing the Secretary of the Treasury to defer the withholding, deposit, and payment of certain payroll tax obligations. In response to this executive action, the Department of Treasury and Internal Revenue Service issued guidance (Notice 2020-65) concerning the payroll tax deferral (commonly referred to as a…
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10 Resources For HR Departments To Foster A More Diverse Workplace

Fostering a just and equal work environment means more than a diversity seminar once a quarter. It takes work to cultivate a truly inclusive environment for all employees. Here are ten resources to help you get started.

Should Your Company Keep Its Telework Option?

Across America, states, cities and counties are gradually easing stay-at-home orders and expanding the industries that can now reopen their doors or return to work on premises.

What HR Teams Need To Know About Productivity Monitoring

Even before the pandemic, remote work was trending upward. From 2017 to 2018, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics found that 28.8 percent of college graduates were working from home for all or some of the work week. After COVID-19, that percentage has …

DOL Releases Updated COBRA Model Notices and FAQs

The DOL released updated COBRA model notices and FAQs providing general information on the updated model notices.

IRS Issues Notice 2020-29

The IRS issued IRS Notice 2020-29 (Notice) that provides increased flexibility for making mid-year elections or changes under a Section 125 cafeteria plan during calendar year 2020 related to employer-sponsored health coverage, health flexible spending…

Michigan Return to Work Recommendations

The Governor of Michigan has begun releasing geographic areas of the state to resume “normal” operations.  This Executive Order, 2020-114 can be found HERE along with all other official Executive Orders.  There are a lot of steps and requirements for those companies resuming operations.  Note that, employers MUST create a written control response plan before…
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How To Manage On-Site Employees During the Coronavirus Pandemic

As we continue to self-isolate, executives and team leaders across the country are grappling with the challenges posed by COVID-19 and the toll it’s taken on themselves and their workers—and have been handling all of this while in quarantine.