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What’s so funny about the updated ACA Exchange Notice Form?
Guess what was revealed in the latest ACA form update?  The federal government assumes that your business has a full-fledged HR Department.  I doubt this comes as any surprise to our small-to-mid-sized clients! Earlier this year, the Department of Labor made a minor change to its model Health Insurance Exchange Notices, the ACA Marketplace notice...
Alternate OSHA DART Rate Calculation Formula for Small Businesses
  We’ve come across a very interesting Interpretation letter published by OSHA, regarding the unfair impact to small companies of using standard injury rate calculations. Traditionally, DART, as well as any other type of OSHA incident rates, are based on a single year’s sum of incidents, multiplied by 200,000 and then divided by th...
Florida Work Comp rates dropping in 2018
It’s final.  This week, the Florida Insurance Commissioner issued a directive for workers’ compensation rates to be decreased by 9.8% beginning in 2018.  His final order increased the rate reductions recommended by the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI).  In addition, State Insurance Commissioner David Almaier asked N...
Using Paycards for Employees? New Regulations from CFPB Are Coming
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In October, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) finalized new federal consumer protections for prepaid account users. The new rule requires financial institutions to limit consumers’ losses when funds are stolen or cards are lost, investigate and resolve errors, and give consumers free and easy access to account...
Florida’s Work Comp rates to drop 4.7% in 2016
On November 12, 2015, the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (Office) approved an overall decrease of 4.7% in workers’ compensation insurance rates in Florida (press release). Following the disapproval of its original rate filing request, the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) submitted additional information for the Office’...
What employee training time needs to be paid?
Non-exempt (overtime eligible) employees are entitled to pay for all hours worked for their employer. Under the rules, this means pay is required for all hours spent performing work for the employer, even if it is not required. Work is “suffered or permitted” when an employer is aware that additional work is performed (beyond scheduled......
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