Sample Employee Evaluation Form—Free Download

Posted on Oct 1, 2012 8:30:00 AM

Performance reviews play a key role in helping to guide employees' performance, compensation and professional development.  Download our FREE sample employee evaluation form at the link below for use when conducting performance reviews to inform employees about the quality of their work, identify areas needing improvement, and set goals for performance.

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New Summary of Benefits and Coverage Notice Requirements Take Effect Soon

Posted on Sep 5, 2012 8:30:00 AM

After a six-month delay in the original effective date, group health plans (including grandfathered plans) will soon need to comply with a new requirement under Health Care Reform to provide a summary of benefits and coverage (SBC) so that employees can more easily compare insurance options.

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Sample Employment Verification Letter—Free Form Download

Posted on Aug 3, 2012 8:30:00 AM

How much time do you spend tracking down HR forms when you need to document a work-related issue or respond to a request from an employee?

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What the Fair Labor Standards Act Does (and Does Not) Require

Posted on Jul 27, 2012 8:30:00 AM

Chances are, some of your employees are covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the federal labor law which establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and child labor standards for full-time and part-time workers. Other employees may be exempt from the FLSA’s minimum wage and/or overtime pay provisions. Understanding your obligations under the FLSA is crucial to your business—employers who don’t comply may be responsible for back wages and civil penalties, and may even face criminal sanctions for willful violations.

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HR Compliance Quick-Check

Posted on May 22, 2012 8:30:00 AM

Whether your company has 5 or 500 employees, it's important to conduct a regular review of your HR and benefits-related notices, records and procedures. Your goal is to make sure your company is compliant with federal and state employment laws to prevent potential liabilities and employee lawsuits.

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2012 Compliance Calendar for Employee Benefit Plans—Free Download

Posted on May 8, 2012 8:30:00 AM

Keeping track of so many different notices and reporting requirements for employee benefit plans can be challenging for any sized company. With the 2012 edition of our 'Employee Benefit Plan Compliance Calendar,' companies can stay ahead of the curve with bottom line information on required notices, including who must receive them, who must provide them and when notices are due. Simply click on the link below to download your free copy.

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Are You Prepared for a COBRA Compliance Audit?

Posted on May 2, 2012 8:30:00 AM

If you sponsor a group health plan subject to the federal Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA), now may be a good time to review your compliance. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently issued updated COBRA Audit Guidelines intended to provide IRS examiners with a procedural guide to conduct COBRA compliance checks.

The Internal Revenue Code imposes a tax penalty for failure to comply with COBRA requirements. The tax amount is $100 per day, per qualified beneficiary (those individuals entitled to COBRA continuation coverage), for each day of the noncompliance period, subject to a statutory limit of up to $500,000 for unintentional failures that are due to reasonable cause and not to willful neglect.

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Benefits Compliance Model Notices & Checklist--Free Download

Posted on Apr 11, 2012 8:30:00 AM

2012 has brought new benefits notice requirements for employers that sponsor group health plans, such as the Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC), piled on top of all the many existing requirements under COBRA...HIPAA...and Health Care Reform (just to name a few!). So how can your company stay ahead with benefits compliance?

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Employee Business Expenses May Qualify for a Tax Deduction

Posted on Apr 5, 2012 8:30:00 AM

An employee who itemizes deductions may be able to deduct certain work-related expenses. The IRS provides information that can help an employee determine which expenses may be deducted as employee business expenses. 

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New Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) Requirements—5 Q&As for Employers

Posted on Mar 19, 2012 10:00:00 AM

Final rules have been issued relating to the requirement under Health Care Reform that group health plans provide participants and beneficiaries a summary of benefits and coverage (SBC) and related notices. The final rules include a 6-month delay in the effective date for compliance (originally set for March 23, 2012), and make changes to a number of requirements proposed in earlier regulations. 

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