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Don’t think you need to provide FMLA coverage? Think again.

The FMLA – or Family and Medical Leave Act – has far-reaching scope and implications. Some businesses will be impacted by its latest changes; others will not, therefore remaining a perennial concern among employers. The FMLA provides up to 12 … Continue reading

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Many employees hit with higher health care premiums

Many can’t afford unexpected medical expenses, survey shows. More employees are getting hit with higher health insurance premiums and co-payments, and many don’t have the money to cover unexpected medical expenses, a new report finds. More than half of companies … Continue reading

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Firms Weigh Costs Of Health Care

Here’s something that probably will astonish small business owners battered by years of steep health insurance premium increases: The majority of companies that provide health insurance to their employees have been getting a comparative bargain. That’s according to a February … Continue reading

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Key points that employers should address with this year’s open enrollment period

Wrestling with the implications of the upcoming open enrollment period could be one of the most challenging in memory for employers due to the implications of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).  Companies should start planning now as … Continue reading

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The Affordable Care Act—Countdown to Compliance for Employers: ERISA Section 510 and Limiting Employee Hours

It is asserted that the strategy of capping the annual hours of new “variable hour employees” as a way to limit exposure under the Affordable Care Act’s employer shared responsibility rules do not work in the case of new employees … Continue reading

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I.R.S. Bars Employers From Dumping Workers Into Health Exchanges

Many employers had thought they could shift health costs to the government by sending their employees to a health insurance exchange with a tax-free contribution of cash to help pay premiums, but the Obama administration has squelched the idea in … Continue reading

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Preparedness for the ACA on an Upswing, but Small Business Lags

With the first round of employer mandates required by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) set to begin in 2015, a new survey finds that employers appear more informed about their companies’ options for providing health insurance. Sixty-nine percent of U.S. … Continue reading

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Marriage Benefits Extended to Gay Couples

The federal government announced regulatory changes to extend a wide range of marriage benefits to same-sex couples, making good on a promise by President Obama after the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) last year. The … Continue reading

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Updated COBRA Notices and Proposed Guidance Issued Model notices highlight ACA’s Marketplace coverage as a COBRA alternative

The Obama administration announced updates to model notices that employers must provide to employees, informing workers of their eligibility to continue health care coverage through the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA). The Department of Labor (DOL) on May 2, … Continue reading

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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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