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I’ll spare the intro, I think we all know why it’s important nowadays to keep our time clocks clean, especially our biometric clocks. So to avoid unintentional damage to your clocks and potentially nullifying your warranty, before you go pulling out the alcohol wipes, you will want to breeze through these quick guidelines and consult your clock’s manufacturer for approved cleaning products and procedures.
Not to be confused by the title of this article; "Hair" is not suddenly a protected class! But hair styles and how NYS employers write their dress and grooming policies has made its way onto your 2020 NYS Labor Law Poster. Here's what you need to know.
Quick blog here. In keeping with previous year trends (though they made the announcement a little earlier this year), on December 2 the IRS extended the deadline to deliver 1095-C forms to employees.
Affordable Care Act Draft 1095-C and 1094-C forms are out.
Each year, the IRS sets new out of pocket maximums and contribution limits for a number of tax-related benefit plans based on cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs). We'll get right to the point. The 2020 adjustments are official as of today and are as follows.
The IRS has released updated penalties for Affordable Care Act non-compliance. As has been the common practice since the first year of mandatory reporting for Applicable Large Employers (ALEs), the penalties for failure to offer coverage to “substantially all” of your full-time employees, or failure to offer coverage that was “affordable” or offered “minimum value” has increased with inflation. Here are the new penalty rates, as well as some common misconceptions about ACA penalties.
Starting on Nov 18, 2019, NYS employers will be required to grant leave to employees whom they know to be victims of domestic violence. While there are exceptions for employers who can show that the leave would place upon their business an undue hardship, employers are required to provide such employees with a “reasonable amount of time” to receive recovery care.
While changing Flex Spending Account Administrator's in the middle of your plan year is not ideal, it is certainly possible.