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Posted March 17, 2021 at 11:00 AM
COBRA Question:  What constitutes “involuntary”? Does it have to be due to COVID?  Dependent turning 26?  Voluntary reduction in hours?  What about in the situation of misconduct? Answer:  Based on... Read More

Posted March 17, 2021 at 10:00 AM
Authored by ThinkHR 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Reporting to Open at End of April 2021 On March 12, 2021, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity (EEOC) announced that the EEO-1 Component 1 data collection for... Read More

Posted March 11, 2021 at 1:00 PM
On March 11, 2021, the $1.9 trillion relief bill, known as the American Rescue Plan, has been signed in law by President Joe Biden. Highlights of the bill include extended unemployment benefits,... Read More

Posted March 8, 2021 at 9:30 AM
Authored by Larry Grudzien Last year, several governmental agencies issued a joint notice, providing additional relief to certain employee benefit plan deadlines.  The relief, effective March 1, 2020... Read More

Posted March 1, 2021 at 9:15 AM
To provide guidance on the duration of the COVID-19-related relief regarding certain employee benefit plan deadlines during the Outbreak Period, the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Employee Benefits... Read More

Posted February 25, 2021 at 4:15 PM
As Covid-19 vaccine availability opens up, along with expanding classifications, employers are seeking ways to encourage workers to sign up for the COVID-19 vaccine.  Education and communication are... Read More

Posted February 24, 2021 at 7:45 AM
Due to Demand, COVID-19 Scams Are on the Rise Across the Country Since COVID-19 vaccine demand is increasing and distribution varies by state, scammers are trying to take advantage of uncertainty and... Read More

Posted February 23, 2021 at 3:45 PM
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued guidance on specific elements of consent as well as disclosures to support employee decision-making if/when employers incorporate workplace... Read More

Posted February 23, 2021 at 3:15 PM
On Feb. 2, 2021, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) provided two additional codes from Code Series 1 that can be used for reporting offers of individual coverage HRAs (ICHRAs) under Section 6056 on... Read More

Posted February 23, 2021 at 3:00 PM
In February, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) proposed delaying the effective date for the Independent Contractor final rule from Mar. 8, 2021 to May 7, 2021. The WHD... Read More