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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IRS issues final regs on ICHRAs

In mid-January, the IRS issued final regulations that clarify the application of employer shared responsibility provisions under the ...
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Is this the year for a 360-degree performance feedback program?

More and more employers have established 360-degree performance feedback programs to give themselves a broader perspective on how ...
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Preventing surprise billing under the new COVID-19 relief act

By now you’ve likely heard and read much about the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA). Among its primary purposes, ...
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EEOC guidance addresses requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination

Many organizations still have employees working remotely during the pandemic, but this isn’t feasible in every industry of ...
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De-risking your pension plan through a lift-out

Private sector employers have been retreating from the defined benefit (DB) pension model of retirement plans for decades. ...
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