Last week, the Obama administration extended the deadline for individuals to sign up for health insurance before facing tax penalties under the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) to March 31, 2014. The announcement delays the tax provisions associated with the ACA […]
The ACA stands poised to usher in sweeping changes for many entities. Leaders need answers on how the ACA is going to impact their operations. Multiple regulations and shifting timetables, however, make it difficult to measure – and almost impossible to predict […]
Please be mindful of the upcoming disclosure requirements deadlines. OCTOBER 1ST: EMPLOYER NOTICE OF EXCHANGE (HEALTH INSURANCE MARKETPLACE) By October 1, 2013, employers must notify their employees about the availability of the Exchange. New hires must be provided the […]
On July 31, the Senate confirmed five new members to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), three Democrats and two Republicans, restoring the NLRB to full membership for the first time in a decade. Established by the National Labor Relations […]
Using Competency Models in Strategic Human Resource Management By: Michael P. James, J.D., M.B.A. Human Resource Management Professionals: Have you been asked to complete a skill or competency analysis for employees in your organization? Are you in charge of evaluating […]
The Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) new fee disclosure regulations applicable to participant-directed defined contribution plans are effective for plan years beginning after October 31, 2011. For calendar year plans, the first annual disclosures are due by May 31, 2012, and […]
Recently, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals addressed the issue of whether an person must receive compensation in order to be considered an “employee” for purposes of meeting the 15-employee threshold for covered employers under Title VII.