As part of sweeping legislation enacted in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Congress has enacted two laws requiring employers to provide paid leave for coronavirus-related reasons. This Compliance Bulletin provides an overview of the two employee leave mandates contained in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
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Zywave/MyWaveConnect now has over 100 resources specific to Coronavirus/COVID-19 for business owners, HR professionals and employees. With such drastic changes to the “workplace” during these times, it’s important to stay updated. We realize that there is information flying around everywhere, and much of it is changing daily, so be sure to check out your MyWaveConnect […]
Information and updates are coming out by the hour and very few people in the US have not been impacted by COVID-19 either medically or with a change in their workplace policies, travel, etc. Here are some resources for you to review. If you have any questions about the impact to your employee benefits, please […]
On Feb. 21, 2020, the IRS Office of Chief Counsel released a memorandum clarifying that there is no applicable statute of limitations on pay or play penalty assessments under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This means that there is no time limit for the IRS to issue a penalty assessment for employers that do not […]
The Live Well, Work Well newsletter is an employee newsletter that is produced monthly and covers topics like health, wellness, fitness, nutrition and personal finance. This month’s newsletter discusses American Heart Month, the common cold and ergonomics. Click here for the February 2020 edition.
On Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, President Donald Trump delivered the 2020 State of the Union Address (SOTU). This News Brief provides an overview of the employee benefits-related topics that were covered in the 2020 SOTU. We firmly believe that with all of the different moving parts that make up the healthcare industry (crisis), it will […]
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), coronaviruses are common in animal species, and most don’t affect humans. As of now, only seven different coronaviruses are known to infect humans. In their lifetime, most people will be infected with at least one common human coronavirus. Click here to review the Live Well, […]
• The Supreme Court declined to expedite consideration of a lawsuit challenging the validity of the individual mandate.
• A federal appeals court ruled that the individual mandate is unconstitutional due to the elimination of the penalty.
• The lower court will determine whether the rest of the ACA may remain in place without the individual mandate.
2019 marked our 40th year in business. During that time we have received the support of thousands of individuals, businesses and organizations throughout Maine. To wrap up our 40th year, we wanted to give back so we asked our staff to make nominations of charities and organizations that they feel are doing great work throughout […]
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released IRS Notice 1036, Early Release Copies of the 2018 Percentage Method Tables for Income Tax Withholding. The notice updates the income tax withholding tables for 2018, reflecting changes made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Employers should begin using the 2018 withholding tables as soon as possible, but […]