Today, Senate Republicans unveiled their latest attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This revamped version of last month’s proposed Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 contains changes with respect to funding for Medicaid and other state programs along with new proposals affecting individual insurance markets.
On July 17, 2017, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the publication of a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Here is what employers need to know. Read more ›
Question: During interviews, we have candidates complete three forms: an application, a background check authorization, and a drug screen authorization. We keep these three forms and their resumes on file. There is nothing that is done with them unless they receive an offer. If we do not give an offer, is it okay to shred... Read more ›
Question: Our employee with a disability has asked to bring his service dog to work, but we have two employees in the office who are allergic to dogs. What can we do to accommodate everyone’s needs? Answer: According to the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), if the service animal has been trained to help with... Read more ›
On May 4, 2017, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Revenue Procedure 2017-37 announcing the annual inflation-adjusted limits for health savings accounts (HSAs) for calendar year 2018. An HSA is a tax-exempt savings account employees can use to pay for qualified health expenses. To be eligible for an HSA, an employee: Must be covered by a... Read more ›
Question: We are a small company—40 employees. Are there policies we should have in place for cybersecurity? Can we make employee training on cybersecurity mandatory? Answer: Companies of all sizes are smart to be concerned about cybersecurity, especially in light of the recent WannaCry ransomware attack. There are steps you can take to reduce the risks... Read more ›