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    Compliance Calendar 2015

      The following are important compliance due dates and reminders for 2015. The laws and due dates apply based on the number of employees, whether or not someone does business with the Government, and on benefits offered....

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    OSHA’s New Reporting and Recordkeeping Rule Goes into Effect on January 1, 2015

    Source: ThinkHR.comOn September 11, 2014, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced a final rule which updates the reporting and recordkeeping requirements for injuries and illnesses, found at 29 C.F.R. 1904. The rule goes into...

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    Government releases Form 5500 changes

      Originally posted December 17, 2014 by Mike Nesper on Employee Benefit Advisor The government recently announced changes to the Form 5500 and the Form 5500-SF. The changes, released by the IRS, Employee Benefits Security Administration and...

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    OFCCP Releases Final Rule on LGBT Non-Discrimination

      Originally posted December 4, 2014 by Cara Crotty on ThinkHR.com The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs announced yesterday that it is issuing a Final Rule implementing President Obama’s Executive Order that prohibits federal contractors from discriminating on the bases...

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    ACA lawsuit could have implications beyond health care

    Employers should continue preparations to comply with the Affordable Care Act despite House Republicans’ recent lawsuit against President Obama. Read more here...

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    Top 10 401(k) compliance mistakes auditors catch

    Source: BenefitsPro.com There are a number of emerging Department of Labor issues that employers should be aware of in order to ensure their benefit plans are compliant and being properly administered. Knowing the DOL is going to...

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    CMS delays enforcement of health plan identifiers in HIPAA transactions

    In a surprise move, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced an indefinite delay in enforcement of regulations pertaining to “health plan enumeration and use of the Health Plan Identifier (HPID) in HIPAA transactions” that...

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    United States: You’ve Acquired A New Qualified Retirement Plan? Time For A Compliance Check

    In connection with a merger or acquisition, an acquiring company may end up assuming sponsorship of a tax-qualified retirement plan that covers employees of the acquired company. Basic due diligence on the plan likely was done during...

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    Is it time for a checkup for your client’s 401(k) plan?

    As we approach the end of the plan year for most plans, now is a good time for plan administrators and plan sponsors to give their 401(k) plans a quick once over to see if everything is...

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    Enforcing employer policies outside the workplace

    All employers adopt and enforce policies regulating conduct at the workplace. Many employers expect that employees will follow their employment polices at all times regardless of whether the employee is working or at work.

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