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DOL Proposes Updates to Mental Health Parity Self-compliance Tool

Mental Health Parity Self-complianceThe Department of Labor (DOL) has proposed updates to a self-compliance tool to help improve compliance with the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA). The MHPAEA requires parity between a group health plan’s mental health and substance use disorder (MH/SUD) benefits and medical and surgical benefits.


HR Action Steps for Employee Name Changes

With the summer wedding season underway, many employees may soon be changing their names. As a result, in the coming months, it is critical for employers to ensure that employee name changes are accurately reflected on required forms and internal records. Watch the video below to learn how to stay compliant.

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HSA Limits Increase for 2021

HSA Limits Increase for 2021The IRS recently released Revenue Procedure 2020-32 to provide the inflation-adjusted limits for health savings accounts (HSAs) and high deductible health plans (HDHPs) for 2021. The IRS is required to publish these limits by June 1 of each year.


Work-life Balance Remote Lifestyle Post-Coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic has sparked one of the largest social experiments in history. Virtually overnight, businesses across the world have been forced to rethink how they operate. Decisions made during this uncertain period will resonate for years and may serve as the base for a new, remote lifestyle post-coronavirus.


Post-coronavirus Business Travel Considerations

Post-coronavirus Business Travel ConsiderationsTravel — for both business and leisure — worldwide has virtually come to a standstill during the coronavirus pandemic. At this point, nobody knows when it will come back. Whenever that time comes though, travel will certainly be different than it was before. Airports, airlines, hotels and car rental companies will likely be taking new precautions as companies start greenlighting travel for business purposes.


Hiring and Managing Seasonal Employees

With the summer hiring season underway, employers should begin thinking about how best to hire and manage seasonal employees. Employers who do not dedicate time to these critical steps risk having to face disgruntled employees, unhappy customers, and even legal violations. To learn some best practices for hiring and managing seasonal employees, please watch the video below.


DOL Now Fully Enforcing FFCRA Paid Leave Rules for Coronavirus

Paid Leave Rules for CoronavirusAfter observing a 30-day nonenforcement period to help employers come into compliance with new paid leave rules, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has announced that it is fully enforcing all provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).


Determining When to Reopen After the Coronavirus Shutdown

When to Reopen After the CoronavirusWhile many essential businesses (e.g., hospitals, pharmacies, grocery stores and gas stations) have remained open during the COVID-19 pandemic, other operations deemed nonessential have shut down temporarily or changed the nature of their operations.


EEOC Updates Employer Guidance on Coronavirus and the ADA

Employer Guidance on CoronavirusOn April 23, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued additional answers to FAQs about how employers should comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) while also observing all applicable emergency workplace safety guidelines during the coronavirus pandemic. The new FAQs were added to guidance that the EEOC previously issued on March 18, April 9, and April 17, 2020.


Sick Workers Should Stay Home

When sick employees come to work, they can potentially spread their illness throughout the office. Learn why sick workers should stay home, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, by watching the video below.


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