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Posted February 23, 2021 at 2:15 PM
The U.S. Department of Labor issued nine opinion letters during January 2021 to clarify how the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) applies to various employment situations. Highlights FLSA Exemptions -... Read More

Posted February 16, 2021 at 8:30 AM
Colleges and universities must uphold the value of the free exchange of ideas while keeping students' private information secure and complying with state and federal regulations. Historically,... Read More

Posted February 9, 2021 at 2:00 PM
By: Mike Madey, MBA, RPLU, MJ, Vice President / Business Insurance Illinois Governor JB Pritzker is reviewing a new bill which would allow for prejudgment interest of 9% to be tacked on to medical... Read More

Posted February 9, 2021 at 8:30 AM
Employers with group health plans are required to complete an online disclosure form with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on an annual basis and at other select times,... Read More

Posted February 8, 2021 at 3:15 PM
By: Gary Glader, CSP, President / Horton Safety Consultants On January 21, President Biden signed an executive order to protect worker health and safety. The order is specifically focused on COVID-19... Read More

Posted February 2, 2021 at 2:30 PM
By: Gary Glader, CSP, President / Horton Safety Consultants Technology has changed our world in many ways, but the unintended consequences of improperly using technology present a significant risk... Read More

Posted January 27, 2021 at 8:15 AM
Highlights Annual Updates - The DOL must adjust its civil penalty amounts for inflation each year.  Possible Penalties - The DOL may assess these penalties on employers that violate federal laws that... Read More

Posted January 27, 2021 at 8:00 AM
All non-compliant plans renewed under the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) extended an existing transition policy on January 19, 2021, for certain health plans that do not comply with... Read More

Posted January 26, 2021 at 1:00 PM
Plan Amendments Employers can now retroactively adopt plan amendments incorporating these provisions. Specific requirements must be met: The plan must be operated consistently with the amendment... Read More

Posted January 26, 2021 at 9:45 AM
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued two proposed rules on Jan. 7, 2021, regarding wellness programs under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information... Read More