Updated Guidance on Covid-19 Vaccines

On September 30, 2021 and October 4, 2021, respectively, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Labor (DOL) issued updated guidance regarding Covid-19 vaccinations. The HHS guidance specifically relates to recent questions regarding the HIPAA Privacy Rule. The new FAQ’s provide that HIPAA does not prohibit businesses or individuals from […]

House Passes Changes to Overtime Rules

On May 2, 2017, the House of Representatives passed the Working Families Flexibility Act (also known as H.R. 1180). If approved, H.R. 1180 would authorize private employers to offer compensatory time instead of overtime pay for nonexempt employees who work more than 40 hours per week. H.R. 1180 still needs approval from the Senate and […]

“Tis” the season for Benefit Elections

Twas the night before open enrollment and you should always elect benefits during open enrollment to ensure you get the coverage you need; however, once enrolled in health coverage like a cafeteria or Section 125 plan, you are unable to change your elections until the plan year ends. But sometimes qualified life events occur, allowing […]

Highlights of the 12 Days of Compliance 2017

On first day of Compliance, ObamaCare, The Affordable Care Act (ACA) made a number of significant changes to group health plans since the law was enacted in 2010. Many of these key reforms became effective in 2014 and 2015, including health plan design changes, increased wellness program incentives and the employer shared responsibility penalties. On […]

The Final White Collar Exemption Rule is Here: Now What?

The Department of Labor (DOL) announced the final rule on changes to the “white collar” exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) on May 18, 2016. The final rule is effective Dec. 1, 2016. To qualify for certain white collar exemptions, an employee must meet a salary basis test, a salary level test and […]