Category Archives: Employee Handbook

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DOL Issues Guidance on Joint Employment

U.S. DOL Issues Guidance on Joint Employment under the FLSA and MSPA By Alison B. Crane, Esq. and Neil H. Dishman, Esq. On January 20, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) issued an Administrator’s Interpretation (AI) on joint employment under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Migrant Seasonal Agricultural…

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The Zika Virus: FAQs

The Zika Virus: Frequently Asked Questions for Employers By Thomas Benjamin Huggett The Zika virus is receiving significant press coverage, including reports that it may cause birth defects if pregnant women are exposed. Employers may wonder if they have obligations to protect or accommodate employees under state and federal law, including the Occupational Safety and…

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Flexible Spending Arrangements

Plan now to Use Health Flexible Spending Arrangements in 2016; Contribute up to $2,550; $500 Carryover Option Available to Many   The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reminds eligible employees that now is the time to begin planning to take full advantage of their employer’s health flexible spending arrangement (FSA) during 2016. FSAs provide employees a way…

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Sign Up Now for 2016 Healthcare

Now is the time to sign up for a 2016 health insurance plan and join the millions of people who have quality and affordable coverage from HealthCare.gov. Individuals click here for more information. Small Businesses click here….

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Reasonable Accommodation Pocket Card

The Department of Labor’s OFCCP has created a new “Requesting a Reasonable Accommodation” pocket card. The pocket card helps applicants, employees and other interested parties understand the process for requesting a reasonable accommodation. The card uses simple language and answers these four common questions about seeking a reasonable accommodation: What is a reasonable accommodation? How…

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Understand the Health Care Law’s Effect on Your Taxes

IRS.gov has Information to Help You Understand the Health Care Law’s Effect on Your Taxes There is a lot of information in the news and online about the health care law and its effect on you, your business and your taxes. For the most up-to-date answers to questions you may have, visit IRS.gov/aca. From A…

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The Healthcare Law’s Effect on Your Taxes

Understand the Health Care Law’s effect on your taxes The Affordable Care Act requires you, your spouse, and your dependents to have qualifying health insurance for the entire year, report a health coverage exemption, or make a payment when you file. If you purchased coverage through the Marketplace, you may be eligible for the premium…

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DOL Proposed Rule Extends Overtime Protections

The Department of Labor has announced a proposed rule that would extend overtime protections to nearly 5 million white collar workers within the first year of its implementation. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) was published on July 6, 2015 in the Federal Register (80 FR 38515) and invited interested parties to submit written comments…

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ACA FAQs

Affordable Care Act Implementation FAQs (Part XXVI) The Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration has posted new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding implementation of the Affordable Care Act. These FAQs have been prepared jointly by the Departments of Labor (DOL), Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Treasury (collectively, the Departments). See the FAQs…

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Minimum Wage and Overtime

Minimum Wage The Minimum Wage increased in many states for 2015. Click on State Minimum Wage Laws  for an interactive map of the United States, that tells you what the minimum wage is in your state. For more information, see the Minimum Wage and Overtime pages here….

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