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How Do Employers Calculate FMLA Leave Around the Holidays

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I’m sure your employees never take FMLA leave during the holidays, right?  But if in the unlikely chance they do [cough, cough], here is a quick compliance reminder about how you account for FMLA leave as we head into Thanksgiving, Christmas,...

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IRS Targets Certain Retirement Plan Issues for Examination

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The IRS examines a selection of 401(k) and other retirement plans every year. Although randomly selected, plans with certain characteristics are more likely to get attention. The IRS has released a summary of its strategies for the 2018 exam...

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Q&A: Paying Employees for Holiday Party Time

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Question: We are preparing for our company’s annual holiday party and have two questions about pay for nonexempt employees. First, our party is from 3 – 7 p.m.; however, several nonexempt employees typically leave work at 5 p.m. Do we have to pay...

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Religious Accommodation and the Holidays

As the holiday season approaches, it’s important for employers to be mindful of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and religious discrimination and accommodation requirements.

Pursuant to Title...

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Fifth Circuit Limits Use of Fluctuating Workweek

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Employers who rely on the fluctuating workweek method to calculate overtime for employees should take a few minutes to review a new ruling from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals that draws some new lines around when the method may be used. Hills...

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Employers Dropping Domestic Partner Benefits

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In the years since the 2015 Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage, a growing number of employers have stopped offering benefits to domestic partners who are not married. Read more.  

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W-2 and 1099-MISC Due Dates

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The IRS reminds you and your clients that the PATH Act requires you to file Forms W-2 and W-3 with the Social Security Administration by January 31, whether filing paper forms or electronically.

It also requires you to file Form 1099-MISC, when...

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Unpacking 5 Types of HR Outsourcing [e-book]

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HR Professionals are often asked to identify HR vendor options to support their work.  They look to offload day-to-day administrative responsibilities to free time for mission-critical and strategic duties.

Choosing the right vendor model can be...

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Avoiding Holiday Liability

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‘Tis the season to be jolly. However, while you are enjoying the holiday cheer and a cup of hot chocolate, don’t forget to take a moment to assess the potential legal liability that this holiday season may bring. Well-meaning practices could have...

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DOL Proposes Delaying New Claim Rules for Disability Benefits

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New Department of Labor (DOL) rules for disability benefit claim procedures were scheduled to take effect January 1, 2018, but the DOL is now proposing a delay until April 1, 2018


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