A change in the Unemployment Insurance law that became effective on October 1, 2013, addresses employer response time to formal inquiries from the New York State Department of Labor. Failure to respond and provide supporting documentation within 10 calendar days to a notice of potential charges could result in charges… read more →
Providing a false sense of security, the postponement of the employer mandate of the Affordable Care Act until January 1, 2015, is leaving many employers unprepared. The assumption that not much needs to be done for the time being is far from reality. In 2015, the IRS will be looking… read more →
The Obama administration has announced that it is extending the ObamaCare enrollment deadline slated to end January 31st until March 15th for people with pre-existing conditions under the Pre-Existing Conditions Insurance Plan (PCIP).
Policy makers will be going back to the table after two votes failed on the extension of unemployment benefits yesterday. It does not look promising that an unemployment benefits extension will be passed this week.
The Work Opportunity Tax Credit expired on December 31, 2013. Currently the fate of the WOTC program is in the hands of Congress, until the legislation is approved and required by congress their remains a lapse. Despite the lapse, the USDOL Employment and Training Administration has issued a guidance (TEGL… read more →
Starting January 1, 2014, Minnesota employers are required to comply with “Ban-the-Box” legislation for both private and public employers. Employers can no longer ask job applicants about criminal backgrounds prior to an interview, or until after making a conditional job offer.
Increasing significantly is the number of Form I-9 audits conducted by ICE and fines for employers found to have I-9 violations. Last fiscal year, monetary fines increased to $12.4 million, compared to $10.4 million the prior year. To prepare for ICE I-9 audits, employers should conduct internal I-9 audits on… read more →
Three main changes to its record keeping regulations have been proposed by OSHA. First, Forms 300 and 300A which are submitted to OSHA containing injury and illness records and for companies that had 250 or more employees in the previous calendar year would need to electronically submit information. Second, establishments… read more →
CGI Federal‘s contract, originally awarded in 2011 and is scheduled to end February 28, will not be renewed. Accenture will replace CGI Federal with a year long contract worth about $90 million for the website.
Anyone who missed the Christmas deadline, to sign up for insurance through the Affordable Care Act, for benefits to kick in on January 1st, have until Wed., Jan. 15th to sign up for insurance in order to get coverage beginning Feb. 1. The deadline for signing up for 2014 health… read more →