Bulletins

401(k) contribution limit increases to $19,000 for 2019

The IRS announced on November 1, 2018, the employee 401(k) contribution limit for 2019 will top off at $19,000 - a $500 increase from 2018. The agency also announced the “all sources” maximum contribution (employer and employee combined) will increase from $55,000 to $56,000. For participants...

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EEO-1 Report deadline is March 31

The EEO-1 Report is required to be filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) each year for employers with 100 or more employees. The report requires employers to provide employment data by race/ethnicity, gender and job categories. Traditionally the annual reporting...

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New year means new minimum wage in Missouri

 

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IRS extends distribution deadline for ACA returns to March 4

Employers will have until March 4, 2019, to distribute Forms 1095 to employees. The original January 31 deadline has been extended for the third, consecutive year.

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New overtime rule expected in March 2019

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced it plans to propose a new overtime rule in March 2019. The rule aims to update the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations that set salary requirements for determining when an employee must be paid...

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Are you ready for a DOL audit?

Nothing strikes fear into the hearts of employers like an audit notice from the Department of Labor (DOL). Would you be ready if the DOL came knocking at your door to audit your employee benefit plan?

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New labor law posters and forms

At the start of each year it’s a good practice to verify that you’re using the most current state and federal labor law posters and IRS employment-related forms. Employers should display posters in a conspicuous location on the employer’s premises.

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EEO-1 Report deadline March 31

The EEO-1 Report is required to be filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) each year for employers with 100 or more employees. The report requires employers to provide employment data by race/ethnicity, gender and job categories. Traditionally the annual reporting...

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FIDUCIARY RULE AT STANDSTILL

In a 2-to-1 decision, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court 2016 decision that upheld the Department of Labor’s (DOLs) fiduciary rule. The rule extended the fiduciary definition defined in the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) that applies to the retirement plan...

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KCMO PASSES BAN-THE-BOX ORDINANCE

Earlier this year, the Kansas City, Mo., City Council passed an ordinance restricting an employer’s ability to ask about and use a job applicant’s criminal record information. The ordinance becomes effective on June 9, 2018. The ordinance applies to private employers with six or more employees...

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