Can employees “cash out” their fringe benefit transit passes?

Although optimism is high that the pandemic may be gradually drawing to a close in the United States, ...
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EEOC addresses requiring and incentivizing COVID-19 vaccination

Vaccines for COVID-19 have been available for months now. As of this writing, about half of adults in ...
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Determining eligibility for HIPAA administrative simplification

A health care plan with fewer than 50 participants that’s administered by a sponsoring employer may have fewer ...
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Help retirement plan participants limit leakage

Should employers be concerned if their retirement plan participants withdraw money from their accounts for non-retirement purposes? A ...
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The employee classification rule that never really was

On January 6, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), then under the Trump administration, announced a final rule ...
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DOL offers cybersecurity tips to benefit plan sponsors, others

Employers that sponsor employee benefit plans under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) face many challenges. Not ...
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Motivating employees to contribute to your organization’s financial success

No matter what an employer’s purpose, be it a for-profit company or government agency, financial solvency and strength ...
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Employers Get More Relief from Failure-to-Deposit Employment Tax Penalties

Under the Internal Revenue Code, an employer would typically be penalized for failing to deposit certain federal employment ...
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Can a safe harbor 401(k) plan become top-heavy?

A 401(k) plan, or some other type of retirement savings vehicle, has become an imperative for most employers. ...
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From FFCRA to ARPA: the latest on paid COVID-related leave

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was among the first major laws enacted in response to the ...
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Cafeteria-plan DCAPs get temporary boost from COVID-19 relief act

Many employers use cafeteria plans to offer employees a menu of benefits from which to choose. Under Section 125 ...
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Latest COVID-relief law addresses underfunded multiemployer pensions

A multiemployer pension is generally a defined benefit plan to which more than one employer is required to ...
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