Your New Minimum for 2019

“I used to work at McDonald’s making minimum wage. You know what it means when someone pays you minimum wage? Do you know what your boss is trying to say? “Hey, if I could pay you less, I would, but it's against the law.” - Chris Rock $7.25 per hour. That is the...

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Well, Wellness is Still Confusing

“If the people cannot trust their government to do the job for which it exists - to protect them and to promote their common welfare - all else is lost.” - Barack Obama The U.S District Court for the District of Columbia issued two ruling in 2017 that the Equal...

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ACA Deep in the Heart of Texas Edition

“The bedrock of our democracy is the rule of law and that means we have to have an independent judiciary, judges who can make decisions independent of the political winds that are blowing.” - Caroline Kennedy Last week a federal judge ruled that the Patient Protection...

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Happy New Year? Benefit Limits for 2019

“The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has limits.” - Albert Einstein There is a multitude of factors that go into the limits the federal government puts on annual employee benefits. These limits mainly revolve around inflation and are determined...

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California’s Sexual Harassment Training

“Knowing is not enough; we must apply.  Willing is not enough; we must do.” - Goethe In September, the California legislature added to the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). The FEHA prohibits workplace harassment, but now the law requires employers...

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Purple Means ACA Stays Green

“I've seen the promise and the peril of divided government before.” - Ari Fleischer The midterm elections shifted the balance of power in Congress with Democrats taking back control of the United States House of Representatives and the Republicans picking up seats in...

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AHPs Plus HSAs

“I've been asked a lot for my view on American health care. Well, 'it would be a good idea,' to quote Gandhi.” ― Paul Farmer There has been a great deal written on our website about Association Health Plans (AHPs) since the Executive Order was first issued over a year...

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FMLA, Tax Credits, and You

“We'll try to cooperate fully with the IRS, because, as citizens, we feel a strong patriotic duty not to go to jail.” - Dave Berry An employer can take tax credits based on a percentage of wages that are paid to qualifying employees as part of the Family Medical Leave...

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Read and Forward to Protect Your Employees

“I think the two biggest issues are world hunger and health, and all the things that stem from bad food.” - Brett Dennen The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced last Wednesday that Cargill Meat Solutions is recalling 132,000...

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