All Items: HR Management

  • CFTC Awards $10 Million to Whistleblower

    Date:
    May 5, 2016

    The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has announced an award of more than $10 million to a whistleblower. The award is the largest made by the agency to date.

  • DOL Releases Updated FMLA Resources

    Date:
    April 29, 2016

    The US Department of Labor (DOL) has released an Employer Guide to assist employers in complying with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and a new version of the FMLA workplace poster.

  • DOL Finalizes ERISA Fiduciary Rule

    Date:
    April 12, 2016

    The US Department of Labor has released its Final Fiduciary Rule under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). The Final Rule streamlines many of the more burdensome aspects of the proposed rule and stresses the importance of eliminating any potential conflicts of interests.

  • IRS Extends Health Care Information Reporting Due Dates

    Date:
    December 30, 2015

    On December 29, 2015, the IRS issued Notice 2016-4, which extends the time an employer has to provide employees with Form 1095-C, Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage, or Form 1095-B, Health Coverage. The deadline for filing the forms (also required under the Affordable Care Act (ACA)) with the IRS has been extended, as well.

  • IRS Launches New ACA Resource Center for ALEs

    Date:
    September 30, 2015

    The IRS has launched a helpful new resource on its website chock full of information for employers that qualify as applicable large employers (ALEs) under the Affordable Care Act - ACA Information Center for Applicable Large Employers (ALEs).

  • Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Protections Addressed by 2nd Circuit

    Date:
    September 14, 2015

    The 2nd Circuit's 2-1 Berman v. Neo@Ogilvy LLC decision sets up a circuit split that may lead the Supreme Court to resolve the dispute.

  • IRS Issues Draft 2015 Instructions for ACA Reporting Forms

    Date:
    August 20, 2015

    The IRS has issued draft 2015 Instructions for Forms 1094-C and 1095-C, which employers are required to complete and file with the IRS to report on the terms and conditions of the health care coverage offered to their employees, as required by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Internal Revenue Code (IRC) § 6055 and § 6056. Draft Instructions for Forms 1094-B and 1095-B have also been issued; these forms are used to report information to the IRS on each individual to whom minimum essential coverage was provided.

  • Feds Set New Roadmap for Diversity and Inclusion in Financial Sector

    Date:
    June 12, 2015

    Six federal agencies recently issued new standards for fostering diversity and inclusion in banks, mortgage companies and other employers regulated by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law.

  • Oklahoma Bans Texting While Driving

    Date:
    May 26, 2015

    Oklahoma has become the 46th state to ban texting while driving. An Oklahoma employer that uses commercial drivers or that requires employees to drive as part of their work assignments (e.g., traveling sales professionals) will need to update its driving policies to comply with this new law.

  • ERISA Fiduciaries Must Continuously Monitor Plan Investments

    Date:
    May 21, 2015

    The US Supreme Court has confirmed that plan fiduciaries have a continuing obligation to monitor investments in a plan under § 401(k) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC). Plan fiduciaries need to take concrete steps to minimize liability risks.

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