The Internal Revenue Service has ruled that employers cannot hand tax-free contributions to their workers and tell them to purchase health insurance, The New York Times reported. Employers who try dumping employees into the healthcare exchanges to avoid having to pay for their coverage are now on notice that the practice is prohibited. Employers who … Continue reading IRS Bars Employers From Giving $ To Workers To Buy Health Insurance On Their Own On the Exchange
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder says he will sign legislation to gradually raise the state’s minimum wage to $9.25 per hour by 2018 which will prevent a pending ballot initiative to increase the hourly minimum wage to $10.10. The current hourly minimum wage in Michigan is $7.40. The compromise was struck a day before a committee … Continue reading Governor to Sign $9.25/hour Minimum Wage Hike
A pat on the back, a kiss on the cheek, or a hug may seem harmless, but can easily escalate to sexual harassment. While most workers know the rules about inappropriate or offensive touching in the workplace, many people don’t think twice about other forms of physical contact with co-workers like handshakes or rubbing someone’s … Continue reading Is “Inappropriate Touching” Sexual Harassment?
Los Angeles Clippers’ owner likely to suffer monetary damages for alleged racial statements… Mozilla CEO retired after being under fire for donating money to oppose gay marriage … Paula Dean lost more than $12.5 million for N-word controversy… And on and on… Don’t think that these issues are far removed from your organization. When managers … Continue reading Why Your Managers Need Sensitivity Training NOW!
The Equal Pay Act amended the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The act prohibits paying lower wages to one sex than the other for jobs that are similar in terms of: Skill Effort Responsibility Working Conditions Differentials in compensation are allowed under the following circumstances: Seniority systems Merit systems System based on quantity or quality … Continue reading Equal Pay Act (1963)
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency that enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination, has released the charge statistics for FY2013; which show that the EEOC obtained the highest monetary recovery in agency history, $372.1 million, an increase of $6.7 million. The EEOC fiscal year ran from October 1, 2012 through September 30, … Continue reading EEOC Releases Charge Statistics for 2013
The Obama administration released final rules on the Affordable Care Act’s employer shared responsibility provisions under tax code Section 4980H. On February 12, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Treasury published the final regulations pertaining to the Employee Shared Responsibility Provision of the Affordable Care Act. Under the tax code, applicable large employers … Continue reading Another Delay in the Affordable Care Act for Employers with 50- 100 Employees
Implementing the Affordable Care Act will be a top priority for employers in 2014. The shared responsibility requirement, effective January 1, 2015, requires employers with 50 or more full-tme equivalent employees to provide “affordable” care that meets minimum value specifications (as determined by minimum value calculations) or may face penalties. Under the Affordable Care Act, … Continue reading Affordable Care Act’s Clock is Ticking…Are You Prepared?
Michigan has experienced record breaking snow levels and extensive adverse winter weather conditions. It is a great time to make sure you have an Inclement Weather Policy in place to ensure employees know what to do when they are unable to commute to work. Your Inclement Weather Policy should depend upon your type of company, … Continue reading Why You Need an Inclement Weather Policy