Human Resources News & Insights

ACA ‘repeal and replace’ plans in motion for 2017: What should HR do?

Republican House and Senate leaders have been energized by the election of a president likely to accept a proposal to repeal Obamacare. As a result, they’re preparing to dismantle the Affordable Care Act (ACA) within the first 100 days of Donald Trump’s first term. 

DOL’s final overtime rule moves forward: What’s next?

Get ready: The DOL’s final rule revising the white-collar overtime exemption regulations has advanced. So employers now have a pretty good idea of when it’ll go into effect. 

How Obama responded to GOP’s attempt to burn down union-friendly election rule

The National Labor Relations Board new election rules, dubbed the “ambush election” or “quickie election” rules by critics, is a big windfall for unions. So, naturally, the GOP is staunchly opposed to them. 

5 hidden mandates in new payroll tax cut bill

By now you’ve probably heard that Congress passed a bill that’ll extend the Bush-era 2% payroll tax cut. Well, prolonging the tax cut isn’t all it’s going to do.

One more year of savings! Congress extends payroll tax cuts

Do you hear that? It’s the sound of your employees breathing a collective sigh of relief.

Congress weighs keeping payroll taxes lower

Democrats and Republicans appear to be in agreement: The 2% payroll tax break workers have been enjoying should be extended. The problem? They can’t come to terms on how to pay for it.

FMLA leave for domestic violence?

Another bill has been brought to Congress that could impact FMLA requirements.

White House wants to tax health benefits

Quietly tucked inside President Obama’s 155-page jobs bill is a provision to count a portion of the value of health benefits provided to certain individuals as taxable income.

New bill would reduce federal workforce, perks

Legislation has just been brought before the Senate that would significantly reduce the size of the federal workforce and extend pay freezes.

Obama jobs bill adopts Georgia unemployment benefits program

President Obama just sent his new jobs bill to Congress, and it’s asking lawmakers to adopt the Georgia Works unemployment benefits model.