Human Resources News & Insights

Trump, again, acts on pledge to reduce business regulations

President Trump just got even more serious about reducing government regulations. 

Trump’s latest order: ‘Cut two existing regulations for every new one’

President Donald Trump is looking to make good on another one of this campaign promises. 

Feds issue sex discrimination final rule: 7 things all employers need to know

The DOL’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) just updated a final rule updating the sex discrimination regulations federal contractors are required to abide by. But there’s a reason private sector employers should pay attention as well. 

You saw this coming: New ACA forms and instructions from the IRS

With less than six months to go until the bulk of the ACA reporting deadlines kick in, the IRS has released new versions of the reporting forms as well as some important details on what’s expected of employers when it comes to the actual reporting process.  

What will FLSA’s new OT-exempt minimum salary be? Here’s a hint

By now you know there are some big changes coming to the FLSA. You’re just waiting for the details. Well, they’re starting to leak out of Washington — and they’re not as heavy-handed as some feared. 

At it again: Congress weighs latest employee classification bill

Enter the latest wave in the sea of crackdowns, regulations and additional paperwork surrounding the classification (or misclassification) of employees.

New study: 1 in 10 employers to stop offering health benefits

What are you planning to do with your employee healthcare plan in 2014? A recent study revealed one in ten mid-size employers will stop offering their employees coverage once the insurance exchanges become operational.

White House scales back health reform’s claims, appeals regs

In what comes as welcome news to many employers, the Obama administration just eased some of the regs proposed last year involving internal healthcare claims and appeals processes.

Time’s running out to comply with new HSA, FSA regs

Employers have one more week to make sure they’re in compliance with the new restrictions on health reimbursement accounts (HRAs) and flexible spending accounts (FSAs).

From the IRS: New W-2 reporting rules

While smaller employers have been given a reprieve from having to report the cost of employees’ health insurance on W-2s, larger employers weren’t as lucky. Here are the feds’ new guidelines for complying with the requirement.