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Potential #MeToo-motivated laws address more than just sexual harassment

Potential #MeToo-motivated laws address more than just sexual harassment

The #MeToo movement has spawned several bills, many of which are aimed at prohibiting private arbitration of sexual harassment claims or outlawing confidentiality provisions in ...
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What employees want: More time off, better bosses

What employees want: More time off, better bosses

Employees want jobs with more paid time off and would sacrifice a high salary for a good boss, according to new data from HR services provider Randstad ...
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White House looks to relax rules for workplace retirement plans

White House looks to relax rules for workplace retirement plans

If it were easier for small businesses to band together to offer sponsored retirement plans, would more workers begin saving? The White House is betting ...
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Employers’ old excuses for wage, hour compliance no longer work

Employers’ old excuses for wage, hour compliance no longer work

Many companies at one time or another get overtime compliance wrong, at least to some degree. It’s an expensive topic. Liability under federal law for ...
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Fewer Americans without health plans since Obamacare debut

Fewer Americans without health plans since Obamacare debut

Fewer Americans lack health insurance -- but the gap remains wide, especially in some pro-Trump states. The number of uninsured declined to 28.3 million in ...
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The future of work is here. Is HR ready?

The future of work is here. Is HR ready?

While meeting with a client recently, she said something that’s stuck with me. “We need to stop talking about the future of work and start ...
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Midterm Elections Won't Affect The Employer Mandate

Midterm Elections Won’t Affect The Employer Mandate

Since President Trump took office, a top priority has been to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and his administration continues its attempts to undermine ...
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Complying with California’s Consumer Privacy Act of 2018

Complying with California’s Consumer Privacy Act of 2018

If you received a wave of “We’ve Updated Our Privacy Policy” e-mails recently, here’s why: California just passed the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 ...
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How Important Are Employee Handbooks?

How Important Are Employee Handbooks?

Very important! Not only do they reflect a company's culture and values but they also communicate important policies and procedures, and can even help shield ...
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More employees opt for high-deductible health plans over traditional plans

More employees opt for high-deductible health plans over traditional plans

High-deductible health plans are gaining ground on traditional insurance plans, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Over the ...
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The HSA opportunity clients miss

The HSA opportunity clients miss

Odds are your clients are struggling with higher insurance costs and worried about incurring any future medical bills. Here’s one option advisors can help them ...
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California Supreme Court: Employers are on the hook for certain off-the-clock work

California Supreme Court: Employers are on the hook for certain off-the-clock work

The California Supreme Court last week issued an opinion concluding that Starbucks must pay its employees for off-the-clock duties that take several minutes per shift ...
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Health Care Reform Updates

Exchange Notices Can Lead to IRS Letter 226J ACA Penalties

Exchange Notices Can Lead to IRS Letter 226J ACA Penalties

It’s no secret the IRS has been actively enforcing the Affordable Care Act’s Employer Mandate. To date, the IRS has identified a total of 49,259 ...
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Insurers Plan ACA Expansion for 2019

Insurers Plan ACA Expansion for 2019

There has been a lot of talk about the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). With the midterm elections coming soon, Americans have stated that healthcare is top ...
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Trump Administration allows for longer ‘short-term’ healthcare policies

Trump Administration allows for longer ‘short-term’ healthcare policies

The Trump Administration issued the Short-Term, Limited-Duration Insurance Final Rule that expands the coverage length of “short-term, limited-duration insurance” policies under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care ...
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Everything small employers need to know about association health plans

Everything small employers need to know about association health plans

The California Supreme Court last week issued an opinion concluding that Starbucks must pay its employees for off-the-clock duties that take several minutes per shift ...
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Healthcare under Trump: Where the ACA stands now

Healthcare under Trump: Where the ACA stands now

A year and a half into Donald Trump’s presidency, the Commander in Chief and his administration have made a strong effort to convert on his ...
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What the ACA means for today’s employers

What the ACA means for today’s employers

We all know that employers do not like uncertainty in their business plans. It makes it hard to develop a strategy and run any business ...
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It’s now easier to create an association health plan — but the government should do even more

It’s now easier to create an association health plan — but the government should do even more

The Department of Labor recently issued new rules that make it easier for small businesses to join together to create association health plans. With this change, small ...
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House passes bills expanding health savings accounts

House passes bills expanding health savings accounts

The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed two healthcare bills that would expand the use of health savings accounts, a move that, if advanced, could ...
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Part-time workers may be the key to ACA exchange rebirth

Part-time workers may be the key to ACA exchange rebirth

The U.S. government is attempting to wrangle insurance carriers back into the Affordable Care Act health exchanges by increasing their funding. As a result brokers ...
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Obamacare fix said to be prepared after risk payments halted

Obamacare fix said to be prepared after risk payments halted

The Trump administration is preparing a regulation that would allow the resumption of billions of dollars in payments to health insurers in Obamacare. The Office ...
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The new role of HRAs after Trump’s ACA executive orders

The new role of HRAs after Trump’s ACA executive orders

The Trump Administration released final rules in mid-June on Association Health Plans with final rules on short-term, limited-duration insurance plans (STIs) due in September. There’s ...
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U.S. freezes payments to ACA insurers with sicker patients

U.S. freezes payments to ACA insurers with sicker patients

The U.S. agency that administers Obamacare is freezing payments to insurers that cover sicker patients, saying a federal court ruling ties its hands. The move ...
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