All Items: Employee Benefits

  • Trump Administration: What to Expect

    November 14, 2016

    Employers should prepare for the possibility of developments in a variety of areas, including health benefits, unions, wage and hour, regulatory reform, immigration, maternity leave and onsite childcare, and equal employment opportunity.

  • Year-End Payroll Filing, ACA Reporting

    October 21, 2016

    The already daunting tasks of closing out the year's payroll and complying with ACA information reporting requirements are compounded this year due to accelerated Form W-2 and Form 1099-MISC filing deadlines and significant ACA reporting changes. XpertHR rounds up resources to help an employer meet its year-end legal obligations to government agencies and employees.

  • New Jersey, Connecticut and District of Columbia Employers Must Offer Commuter Benefits: New Employment Law Manual Sections Added

    August 4, 2016

    Certain District of Columbia employers are required to offer employees tax- or cost-free commuter benefits. Certain employers in New Jersey and Connecticut must comply with the New York City commuter benefits law if they have employees working in New York City.

  • Hawaii Fringe Benefits Taxation: New Employment Law Manual Section Added

    July 29, 2016

    To help employers comply with the laws on fringe benefits in Hawaii, XpertHR has added a new Taxation of Employee Compensation: Hawaii section to the Employment Law Manual.

  • ACA Penalties, Affordability Rates Adjusted: Various Resources Updated

    March 17, 2016

    For Affordable Care Act purposes, the IRS has adjusted the "pay or play" penalties for inflation and equalized the rate for determining health care coverage affordability for 2015 and 2016.

  • ACA Regulations Finalized, Additional Guidance Issued: Employment Law Manual Updated, Legal Timetable Entry Added

    February 24, 2016

    Affordable Care Act (ACA) market reform final rules will apply beginning January 1, 2017. Also, the IRS has issued guidance on various ACA provisions.

  • Health Care Reform

    December 15, 2015

    The health care reform resource page can be used as a tool to help subscribers comply with the complex requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

  • Seasonal Hires

    October 27, 2014

    One of the most challenging aspects of staffing a productive and profitable organization concerns striking a balance between employee compensation costs and fulfilling client expectations. Often, an employer strikes this balance by increasing staff on a seasonal basis - especially in industries such as hospitality or retail.

  • Employee Wellness

    February 28, 2014

    Employee wellness programs are typically used to prevent illness by motivating employees to adopt and maintain healthful behaviors. An employer creating or managing an employee wellness program has many legal and internal considerations to take into account such as what the program will include and how laws such as the ADA and ACA will affect the program.

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Editor's Choice: HR and legal considerations for employers regarding employee benefit programs. Support on following regulations and requirements on this topic.