Winning the Visa Lottery: What You Need to Know for the 2016 H-1B Cap Season

Jan 19, 2016

Looking for a lottery with greater societal impact and better chances than the Powerball? It’s the H-1B visa lottery, and on April 1st many high-skilled foreign nationals will be dreaming of their ...

Top Legal Updates for Employers

Jan 13, 2016

Employers face a myriad of changing rules and regulations. Here are the top 10 legal updates for employers from last year: The Department of Labor Shatters the American Dream by Rob ...

Whole Foods Cannot Bar Cameras in the Carrots

Jan 06, 2016

Tiny, inconspicuous digital recording devices, including those found on many cellphones, have become ubiquitous in the workplace. The prevalence of these recording devices triggers legitimate ...

IRS Extends Deadlines for Employer ACA Reporting

Dec 29, 2015

Earlier this week, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) extended the deadline for 2015 Affordable Care Act (ACA) information reporting. In Notice 2016-4, issued by the IRS on Dec. 28, the agency ...

“Opt Out” or “Cash-in-Lieu” of Health Coverage Programs Affect Affordability of Coverage

Dec 28, 2015

Mid-December in Notice 2015-87 the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) confirmed that cash payments employee’s receive for opting out of employer provided health coverage must be added to the ...

OSHA Releases Comprehensive Safety Resource for Healthcare Industry

Dec 17, 2015

On Dec. 1, 2015, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) unveiled a new website titled “Worker Safety in Hospitals.” The website is a comprehensive source of workplace ...

Five Tips for Employers Completing Forms under the Affordable Care Act

Dec 11, 2015

While many employer requirements under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have been delayed, there are still key forms that must be filed by early 2016. Applicable Large Employers (ALE), or employers who ...

How to Avoid a Hangover Lawsuit from a Workplace Holiday Party

Dec 10, 2015

‘Tis the season for workplace holiday parties, which can bring about questionable and awkward behavior as co-workers mingle with alcohol. In order to prevent a legal hangover, employers should ...

Penalties for OSHA Violations to Increase by 80%

Nov 16, 2015

For the first time in 25 years, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fines will increase – by 80 percent. On Nov. 2, President Obama signed the new budget into law. The budget ...

Year-End Qualified Retirement Plan Compliance Checklist

Nov 11, 2015

Employer retirement plan sponsors must be aware of the year-end notice, filing, operational compliance, and amendment deadlines to ensure continued tax qualification and legal compliance for Year-End ...
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