Over the last few years, almost every aspect of the workplace has changed, leading to many unforeseen challenges. Unfortunately, many of the challenges that plagued workplaces in 2022 will likely continue in 2023 and beyond. Understanding this year’s key employee benefits trends can help employers assess whether their offerings meet employee demands and needs so that they can attract and retain talent. This article discusses six key employee benefits trends for 2023.

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Two new laws that were included in the federal omnibus spending bill, enacted on Dec. 29, 2022, will expand workplace rights for employees affected by pregnancy, childbirth or related conditions starting in 2023. This Legal Update provides more information about the Providing Urgent Maternal Protections (PUMP) for Nursing Mothers Act and the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA).

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There’s growing anxiety that the U.S. economy is heading into a recession. Due to HR professionals’ unique and strategically important positions, these teams can greatly impact whether organizations can withstand a recession. Although a recession cannot be prevented, HR departments can use the strategies outlined in this HR Insights article to help employers prepare for and minimize the impact of a recession on their organizations.

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The IRS has released final 2022 forms and instructions for ACA reporting under Code Sections 6055 and 6056. No significant changes were made to the forms for 2022 reporting. However, the instructions have been updated for the permanent, 30-day automatic extension of time for furnishing individual statements. This Legal Update summarizes this development.

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