Insurance News From Benefit Analysts

5 Must-Do’s for Employee Orientation

Employee orientation is an important piece of HR and employee management. A formal orientation is essential to setting a new hire up for success and helping your company maintain the corporate image and values you portrayed during the interview process. Employee orientation can also be designed for current staffers who are being promoted to a new position within the company and need a similar type of program. Learn the must-do’s for employee orientation in the video below.


New Form W-4 for 2020

New Form W-4 for 2020The IRS released a new Form W-4 for 2020, also known as the “Employee’s Withholding Certificate.”

Employers use IRS Form W-4 to determine each employee’s federal tax withholdings. The new form is intended to harmonize tax withholding declarations with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which affected individuals for the first time during the last tax filing season.


Cadillac Tax and Other Key ACA Taxes Repealed

ACA Taxes RepealedThe federal spending bill signed into law at the end of 2019 repealed three taxes and fees under the Affordable Care Act (ACA):

  • The Cadillac tax
  • The medical devices excise tax
  • The health insurance providers fee

DOL Updates Regular Rate of Pay Rules

Pay RulesThe U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), announced new final rules that clarifies how to calculate an employee’s regular wage rate under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The final rule became effective on Jan. 15, 2020.

Calculating the regular rate is an essential first step when determining an employee’s overtime compensation.


Compliance Corner for January 2020

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