HR Compliance Bulletin – September 2020

Highlights  The DOL recognizes two types of joint employment—horizontal and vertical. Vertical joint employment is the most common scenario. A federal district court ruling vacated the DOL’s test for determining

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HR Brief – September 2020

The Impact of COVID-19 on Open Enrollment Employers can expect major disruptions to open enrollment this year due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As such, employers should stay apprised of

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Live Well, Work Well – September 2020

Choosing an Effective Hand Sanitizer Hand hygiene is an important response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends washing hands with soap and water.

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Legal Update

Field Assistance Bulletins  Field Assistance Bulletins provide DOL investigators with guidance on enforcement positions and clarification of agency policy. FABs provide insight for employers on how the DOL plans to

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HR Compliance Bulletin

Highlights:  Fringe Benefit Payment Required Only During Concurrent Leaves Cash in lieu of fringe benefits under the SCA, DBA or EO 13706 is not required when employees take FFCRA leave,

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ACA Compliance Bulletin

Highlights:  For plan years beginning in 2021, the ACA’s affordability contribution percentages are increased slightly to: 83% under the pay or play rules 83% under the premium tax credit eligibility

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HR Insights

Improving Virtual Meetings There’s no denying that virtual meetings have become a workplace norm. Several factors fueling that growth include access, price and need. Most laptops, tablets and smartphones have

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Legal Update

Highlights: FFCRA Wage Reporting Employers are required to report employee compensation for FFCRA leave on Form W-2. Box 14 or Separate Statement Employers will report FFCRA wage information in Box

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HR Brief

DOL Revises the Fluctuating Workweek Overtime Method The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced a final rule that allows employers to pay bonuses or other incentive-based pay to salaried,

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Federal Agencies Issue More FAQs on Coronavirus-related Changes for Health Plans

Important Dates  March 18, 2020 Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) enacted. March 27, 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) enacted. Highlights  The FFCRA and the

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