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February 24, 2020

Come next January, the Massachusetts Family and Medical Leave law continues its implementation as paid family leave benefits will be available to support workers who take leave in order to bond with a new child  and paid medical leave benefits will be available to support workers who take leave as a result of personal serious health conditions.  

With this phase of implementation also com...

February 19, 2020

The USCIS has published a new version of Form I-9

The New Form Will Expire on Oct. 31, 2022

On Jan. 31, 2020, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a new version of Form I-9: Employment Eligibility Verification. The previous version of this form expired Aug. 31, 2019, but USCIS advised employers to continue using the expired form until a new form was made available....

February 19, 2020

The Department of Labor (DOL) has released updated versions of its model COBRA General Notice and model COBRA Election Notice, both with an expiration date of Jan. 31, 2023.

As a reminder, these notices are required to be provided as follows:

  • Plan administrators must provide covered individuals with a general notice within 90 days after their group health plan coverage begins....

February 14, 2020

2020 is quickly moving along, It's hard to believe we're already planning for the end of the first quarter.  

Friday, March 6: National Employee Appreciation Day

HR Conferences:

March 5, 2020 Massachusetts SHRM Legislative Conference

Suffolk University Law School, Boston MA.  Information at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2020-massshrm-legislative-conference-tickets-87444000359

March 18-19, 2020...

January 13, 2020

Occupational Safety & Health Administration, Internal Revenue Service, and the State of New York are in play for February.

OSHA 300 Log Posting (Federal)

The Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses (Form 300) is required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to classify work-related injuries and illnesses and to record the extent and severity of each case.

Employers are requi...

December 13, 2019

Massachusetts Paid Family & Medical Leave Contributions Due

Under the new Massachusetts Paid Family Leave Law employees and other covered individuals in the Commonwealth will be entitled to a generous set of new paid leave benefits and rights beginning January 1, 2021. While no benefits are available under the MA PFML until 2021, the first quarterly contributions to the Commonwealth's MA PFML fund...

November 14, 2019

Qualified Plan Contribution Increases

In addition to reminding your employees to submit a new W4 if their withholding allowances have changed or will change in the next year (i.e., change in marital status), your end of year employee communications should include the following changes to contribution limits for

401(k) and Flexible Spending Arrangements.

401(k) Contribution Limit Increased to $19,500

T...

October 21, 2019

Health Insurance Responsibility Disclosure: Massachusetts

Attention Massachusetts Employers with Six or More Employees in Massachusetts. Filing can be done as early as November 15, 2019 on the MassTaxConnect (MTC) Web Portal. The Annual Health Insurance Responsibility Disclosure (HIRD) Form is due no later than December 15, 2019.

In 2018, the state of Massachusetts re-introduced the HIRD form.  The...

October 18, 2019

What happened.  On September 30, 2019 , the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit Assisted Living Concepts, LLC d/b/a Enlivant and North Brook Place, a national owner and operator of senior living facilities, violated federal law by failing or refusing to make a reasonable accommodation to an employee with a disability resulting in her termination.

According to th...

October 4, 2019

What happened.  Exempt employees, because of their rate of pay and type of work that they do, are not eligible for overtime pay for hours worked over 40 in a workweek. Non-exempt employees must be paid time and a half for any hours worked more than 40 in a workweek. On September 24, the Department of Labor announced a final rule changing the salary-test for determining whether an employe...

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