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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New York Requirements for Sexual Harassment Policies

“If your flirting strategy is indistinguishable from harassment, it's not everyone else that's the problem.”  - John Scalzi A New York State budget law that goes into effect October 9, 2018, requires all employers within the Empire State to adopt a written policy and...

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Merger, Merger on the Wall

“The safest way to double your money is to fold it over once and put it in your pocket.” - Frank McKinney Hubbard Back in June, while Wall Street was looking at the tremendous growth of tech companies, especially those in the social media space, Amazon (you know, one...

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A Big Step for Small Business

“It’s important to realize that by supporting the hard work of entrepreneurs, you support their dreams, as well.” - Hassan Rahim We first discussed Association Health Plans (AHPs) back in February with the Join The Club post. As the Department of Labor and the...

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HDHP HSAs Go Up, Flat, and Up

  “Forget the lottery. Bet on yourself instead.” - Brian Koslow The IRS released the inflation-adjusted limits for Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and High Deductible Health Plans (HDHPs) for the 2019 calendar year. They included the following information: An increase...

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The Way to Save on Medical and on Taxes

“Beware of little expenses. A small leak can sink a big ship.” - Benjamin Franklin When thinking about the rising cost of employer-provided health care, it's important for companies to take a holistic view of expenses. Employees and employers are on the same side in...

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