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Check references, resumés carefully when hiring

Although many employers have had to let go or furlough employees during the COVID-19 pandemic, others are still ...
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How qualified retirement plan rules affect COVID-19-related layoffs and rehires

Has your organization laid off employees this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but you plan to rehire ...
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Families First Coronavirus Response Act FFCRA

Court invalidates some paid sick and family leave regs related to COVID-19

A federal trial court recently invalidated several provisions of the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) temporary regulations implementing ...
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outsourcing HR tasks

4 HR tasks that you may want to outsource

For some employers, particularly small businesses, HR practices can evolve slowly and even haphazardly. This creates risk, as ...
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affordable health insurance

Will your organization’s health insurance still be “affordable” next year?

The IRS recently announced 2021 indexing adjustments for some critical percentages under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This ...
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IRS relief for midyear 401k contributions

IRS relief available for midyear contribution changes to safe harbor 401(k)s

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the IRS recently issued Notice 2020-52. It offers sponsors of safe harbor 401(k) ...
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COVID-19 employer compensation

Communicate carefully about compensation during the pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic fallout have spurred layoffs and furloughs for many employers. As the months ...
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IRS coronavirus retirement plan guidance

IRS guidance on “coronavirus-related” retirement plan distributions

In Notice 2020-50, the IRS recently provided guidance on “coronavirus-related distributions” from retirement plans under Section 2202 of the Coronavirus ...
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IRS relief for retirement plans

IRS relief addresses physical presence requirement for retirement plan signatures

Under IRS regulations regarding electronic consents and elections, if a signature must be witnessed by a retirement plan ...
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HIPAA and COVID-19

How HIPAA applies to COVID-19-related temp checks and info gathering

To cope with the COVID-19 crisis, many employers are taking employees’ temperatures and asking them general health-related questions ...
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COVID-19 relief and HSAs

COVID-19-related deadline relief affects HSAs and retirement plans

The IRS recently issued another notice extending tax deadlines because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Notice 2020-35 supplements IRS Notice 2020-23 ...
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Consider “windowed work” for work-life balance

The term “work-life balance” has been around for decades. For much of that time, the struggle to attain ...
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