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HR Newsletter 2/25/20

February 25, 2020

In this Issue: EEOC Closes EEO-1“Component 2” Pay Data Collection; Upcoming Filing Requirements Not Yet Clear Reporting Deadline for OSHA Form 300A Looms Whistleblower Rights in Today’s Evolving Federal Statutory Landscape Cupid’s arrow strikes at work: Managing romantic personal relationships in the workplace Beltway Buzz U.S. DOT Issues Warning Regarding Use of CBD Products By …

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Benefits Newsletter 2/18/20

February 18, 2020

In this Issue: Agencies Issue FAQs Clarifying Applicability of Updated 2021 SBC Template and Related Materials New Lawsuits Challenge Abortion Policy, Advisory Opinion on Association Health Plan 2018 Health Care Cost and Utilization Report Engaging and Monitoring Health Plan TPAs: Understanding Your Fiduciary Obligations IRS Tax Tip 2020-21: Taxpayers Must Reconcile Marketplace Advance Payments and …

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HR Newsletter 2/11/20

February 12, 2020

In this Issue: Responding to the Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Outbreak: Best Practices for Employers Retailers Take Note – DOL Releases its “Joint Employer” Final Rule Election season is here: Can your employees leave work to vote? Employers, Help Me To Help You – Please, Document! Exclusions for Gender Reassignment Surgery May Violate Title VII and the …

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Bulletin: Individual Coverage HRAs

February 6, 2020

Effective January 1, 2020, employers may offer to employees a new type of health reimbursement arrangement (HRA): the Individual Coverage HRA (ICHRA). Details of the ICHRA were first released in June 2019 in response to an earlier executive order in which President Trump directed the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and the Treasury …

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Benefits Newsletter 2/5/20

February 5, 2020

In this Issue: HHS Releases Proposed Benefit & Payment Parameters for 2021 Deadline is Approaching for Group Health Plan Service Agreement Updates ACA Litigation Round-Up: A Status Check IRS Confirms That Cafeteria Plans Need Not Permit Midyear Election Changes Supreme Court to Opine on ERISA Preemption as Applied to State Regulation of Pharmacy Benefit Managers …

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HR Newsletter 1/28/20

January 28, 2020

In This Issue: Knock, Knock, Who’s There? OSHA Inspector! Tips for Handling Workplace Issues Related to the Big Game and Other Madness Chinese Coronavirus Outbreak – What Employers Need to Know The New Year Brings New Guidance on FLSA Issues from the U.S. Department of Labor DOL Issues Final Rule Addressing Joint Employer Status Under …

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Benefits Newsletter 1/21/20

January 21, 2020

In This Issue: Diverse Stakeholders Ask Supreme Court to Promptly Hear ACA Case Health Plan Sponsors Welcome Repeal of Cadillac Tax Employment Data, Employee Benefits and the CCPA Budget Spending Deal Contains Changes That Impact Employer-Sponsored Group Health Plans Questions Employees Are Asking in 2020 About ACA 1095-Cs Self-Funding Can Give Employers More Control Over …

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HR Newsletter 1/14/20

January 14, 2020

In This Issue: No Retaliation Where Documentation Supports Job Elimination and Termination for Performance EEOC Rescinds Policy Statement Disfavoring Arbitration Agreements NLRB Concludes Pending Workplace Investigations May Be Kept Sitting On The Job: When Sitting Is Requested As An ADA Accommodation No Magic Words Needed in Employee Requests for Leave That Might Be Protected By …

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Bulletin: 2020 Health Plan Compliance Calendar

January 13, 2020

Employers must comply with certain filing and disclosure requirements each year in connection with their group health plans. This chart summarizes some of the key requirements and is designed to be used as a tool to help facilitate annual compliance.        

Five Health Care Fights to Watch in 2020

January 10, 2020

Advocates hope lawmakers can beat the odds and move major health care legislation in the new year. 2019 opened with bipartisan talk of cracking down on drug prices and surprise medical bills. But it ended without major legislation signed into law on either front, and a host of other health care battles, including a lawsuit …

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