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Mar 16 2015
Employee BenefitsHealth Care Reform  

IRS gives small employers a break for paying individual health insurance premiums

Although the IRS has stated that reimbursing or paying the premiums for employees’ individual health insurance violates the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the agency is temporarily cutting some slack for small employers.

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Dec 10 2014
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State sponsored programs provide good options to avoid layoffs and furloughs

Q: Our company needs to scale back operations for a few weeks while we complete a project at our facility. We don’t want to lose our skilled staff; are there any programs that would give them get access to unemployment benefits while we complete the project?

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Oct 10 2014
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CALIFORNIA: Governor signs more 2014 legislation

California Governor Jerry Brown recently signed more bills into law from the 2013-2014 regular legislative session.

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Dec 09 2013
Employee Benefits

IRS relaxes FSA “use it or lose it” rule

Christmas comes early at the IRS—the agency recently relaxed the “use-it-or-lose-it” rule applicable to medical flexible spending arrangements (FSAs) under employer-sponsored cafeteria plans.

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Nov 08 2013
Employee Benefits

New Association Health Plan Option in Washington!

New Association Health Plan Option in Washington!

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Jul 03 2013
Employee BenefitsHealth Care Reform

ALERT: IRS delays pay or play mandate until 2015

Employers rarely hear great news from the IRS, but they really came through this time.

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Jul 01 2013
Employee BenefitsHealth Care Reform

Health care reform: Guidance issued on notice requirements

The federal agencies in charge of issuing guidance on the federal Affordable Care Act’s requirements have been busy.

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Mar 15 2013
Employee Benefits  

Alert: Portland adopts sick leave ordinance

On March 13, 2013, the Portland City Council unanimously adopted an ordinance requiring sick leave for employees who work at least 240 hours per year within the City’s geographic boundaries. It takes effect on January 1, 2014.

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