The IRS has finalized the forms and instructions that employers will use for 2017 reporting under the ACA.
Question: Do you have language we can use in a company communication that will go out before our holiday party to encourage responsible drinking and appropriate conduct? Answer: Yes, we can provide some suggested content. First, we want to congratulate you on thinking through the all-important step of setting appropriate expectations for your event. Communicating... Read more ›
Question: We recently interviewed an older candidate for a position. She’s well qualified, but the team she would be working with is made up of people who are much younger, and we are worried about how she will fit in. Can the criteria to hire for cultural fit outweigh potential age discrimination concerns? Answer: Your... Read more ›
OSHA’s preliminary list of top workplace safety violations for FY 2017, which ended September 30, bears a striking resemblance to the 2016 list and the 2015 list. In other words, workplace safety violations are predictable and thoughtful companies can use the information to keep their workforce safe and build a culture of safety. With more... Read more ›
HHS Withdraws Health Plan Certification Rules On October 3, 2017, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) withdrew proposed rules that would have required health plans to certify their compliance with certain electronic transaction standards. Although most employers would not have been affected directly, because their plans are handled by insurance carriers, self-funded employers... Read more ›
Question: We’d like to have employees sign a documented policy saying that they will not discuss their pay with current or past employees or with others outside of our company at the risk of having their employment terminated. Is this allowed? Answer: The short answer is no. Section 7 of the federal National Labor Relations... Read more ›