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Posted March 21, 2016 at 3:45 PM
In 2015, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) resolved more than 90,000 workplace discrimination claims—securing more than $525 million from employers in the private and public sectors... Read More

Posted March 18, 2016 at 2:00 PM
Highlights PCORI FEES The ACA imposes PCORI fees on health insurers and self-insured plan sponsors. The fee applies to policy or plan years ending on or after Oct. 1, 2012, and before Oct. 1, 2019.... Read More

Posted March 18, 2016 at 1:45 PM
The IRS has issued a bulletin to alert payroll and HR departments that they may be targeted in an email phishing scheme that requests employees’ personal information. This tax season, cyber criminals... Read More

Posted March 3, 2016 at 9:30 AM
As of 2014, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires most individual and small group health insurance plans, including plans sold on the Marketplace and Medicaid Alternative Benefit Plans, to cover... Read More

Posted February 23, 2016 at 12:00 PM
The oldest members of Generation Z recently turned 20 and are beginning to enter the workforce. Within the next decade, these numbers will soar and businesses should adapt their recruitment and... Read More

Posted February 11, 2016 at 11:30 AM
While you may think that acts of terrorism will never happen to your business, their occurrence can be completely random and their results catastrophic. And, as the frequency of terror-related... Read More

Posted February 10, 2016 at 10:45 AM
Employees have long cited health insurance as one of the most important benefits their employer provides. Unfortunately, the costs have dramatically increased for employers, making it difficult to... Read More

Posted February 4, 2016 at 3:00 PM
Although marijuana remains illegal under U.S. federal law, the drug is increasingly becoming legalized throughout the states. Four states within the U.S. have completely legalized marijuana, and many... Read More

Posted January 12, 2016 at 1:30 PM
Contributed by Noah A. Frank, Attorney, Smithamundsen Finally!  As of 1/3/2016, Illinois statutorily enhanced employers’ rights to conduct business through enacting statutory misconduct as a basis... Read More

Posted January 4, 2016 at 5:00 PM
Federal law imposes numerous requirements on the group health coverage that employers provide to their employees. Many federal compliance laws apply to all group health plans, regardless of the size... Read More