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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The latest on COVID-related deadline extensions for health care benefits

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued EBSA Disaster Relief Notice 2021-01, which is of interest to employers. ...
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4 ways to kickstart your diversity and inclusion program

Among the hottest HR issues of the last year or two has been diversity and inclusion. The term ...
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Pension plan sponsors may need to search for “lost” participants

For employers that still maintain a pension plan, losing contact with former employees who are vested can be ...
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When to worry about an employee’s outside-of-work actions

For employers, the events of the past year have been a great accelerator. Workplace changes that may have ...
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2021 adjusted penalties for health benefits and other employer plans

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced the 2021 annual adjustments to civil monetary penalties for a ...
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Prevent presenteeism with clear policies, good benefits

The problem of presenteeism isn’t new. It has been estimated as costing U.S. employers more than $150 billion annually, ...
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Updated guidance on the employee payroll tax deferral

In late January, the IRS updated Notice 2020-65. It provides guidance regarding an executive memorandum signed last summer that ...
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