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Update to New York Tip Rate

We previously reported in our newsletter that there were no increases in 2014 tip rates planned for the state of New York. This has now changed as follows: The tip rate in New York state will increase from $2.25 to $3.00. Additionally, … Continue reading

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The Form W-2 Reporting Provision of Health Care Reform

The Form W-2 reporting provision of Health Care Reform is intended to help employees better understand their employer-provided benefits and the true cost to obtain health coverage. This provision requires employers filing 250 or more Forms W-2 in the previous … Continue reading

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What the DOMA Ruling Means for HR

Many are now claiming that the Supreme Court DOMA ruling legalizes same-sex marriages in the U.S, that’s not exactly what it does.  The ruling means that the federal government will recognize and treat same-sex marriages in states that recognize such … Continue reading

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Medical Loss Ratio Rebates – Do You Know How to Handle Them?

Employers only have 90 days to complete any distribution of the rebate In August of this year, some employers with fully insured employee health benefit plans received a medical loss ratio (MLR) rebate. These rebates were mandated under the Patient … Continue reading

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GINA: What HR Should Know

The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) prohibits employers from using genetic information in making decisions about health insurance and employment.  Companies cannot ask for information either directly or indirectly about a worker’s medical history or their family’s medical history. Workplace … Continue reading

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Are you Planning to Pay, Play or Play Differently?

Starbucks Coffee’s CEO Howard Schultz told Reuters on Monday that it will not follow the lead of other companies that are cutting health insurance benefits or reducing hours for employees in anticipation of the U.S. Affordable Care Act. “Other companies … Continue reading

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Which Employers Must Pay the New ‘PCORI’ Fee Due July 31?

The Affordable Care Act has imposed a new fee that has to be paid by certain employers on or before July 31, 2013. As many organizations were focused on the healthcare law’s “employer mandate,” which was delayed until 2015, the … Continue reading

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Requirement that Businesses Cover their Workers Postponed for One Year

The Obama administration is postponing for one year the requirement that businesses cover their workers under Obamacare. The administration said late Tuesday that the move recognized that the reporting requirements – the steps businesses have to take to show they were … Continue reading

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HR Wellness Check-Up

Does your organization need an HR wellness check-up to stay in compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)? Consider this: Do you have an employee handbook that details your overtime policies? Do you have job descriptions for all employees? … Continue reading

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