This is the time of year where we gather with family and friends to share the joys of just being. May you all have a wonderful and joyful holiday season and a prosperous New Year! In the meantime, we’d like to share a video to help you get into the holiday mood! From our staff […]
Archives for 2018
Affordable Care Act Ruled Unconstitutional – Now What?
How Should Employer’s Respond? Texas U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor ruled on Friday that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional. This announcement during the Marketplace open enrollment period has created questions for employers and employees alike. As a result, it has also reignited the discussion over healthcare in the country. Even though the ACA reformed […]
Tis the Season for-ACHOO-Handling the Flu Season at Work
Ways to minimize the impact of this year’s flu at the office. The flu season is the time of year when the sound of coughing or sneezing can send a definite chill through the office. In today’s fast paced work environment, the last thing you want to see is one of your employees sitting at […]
As the Seasons Change, so May the Michigan Paid Sick Leave Law
New bills introduced to change the recently passed Earned Sick Time Act On September 11, 2018 the state of Michigan joined ten other states to add a mandatory paid sick leave law. The Earned Sick Time Act (ESTA) follows a similar pattern to other paid sick leave laws. However, it takes things further than most […]
Pass the Turkey and the New Jersey Earned Sick Leave Notice of Employee Rights
New Jersey Earned Sick Leave Notice of Employee Rights is due soon! If you employ people in New Jersey, you will have a new Earned Sick Leave Notice of Employee Rights requirement that must be delivered no later than November 29, 2018. New Jersey has become the tenth state to pass a statewide paid sick […]
PCORI Fee is Announced by the IRS for the Final Time
For policy plan years beginning after September 30, 2018 and ending before October 1, 2019 the PCORI fee will be $2.45. This will be the final plan year that the fees must be collected. What is it? The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Trust Fund (PCORI) was established under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The fees pay […]
Is Your CHIP Notice Current?
It’s Time to Provide the Annual CHIP notice to your Employees As we head into open enrollment season, one of the tasks you should have on your to-do list is to ensure that the updated CHIP notice is provided to your employees. In January, 2018 the model notice was updated and extended the […]
FMLA: Can Intermittent Leave be Paid-time Off?
Wait? I thought FMLA leave time was uncompensated? Today’s question deals with those employees who take intermittent FMLA protected breaks during the work day. It seems like a simple question, but as with most things relating to FMLA it is good to review and make sure you are in compliance. Consider the following situation: Due […]