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Federal workers now subject to vaccine mandate

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Is your workplace protected against violence?

The uptick in workplace violence is a tragic trend. Acts of violence and other injuries are currently the third-leading cause of fatal occupational injuries in the United States.

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Hospitals face higher fines for non-compliance

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Form 1-9 employment eligibility verification update

There are a limited number of documents employees can present employers when completing Section 2 or Section 3 of the Form I-9, which verifies identity and employment authorization to work within the United States. Should one of those verification documents become lost or stolen, employees have...

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IRS releases updated Form 941

Employers who are paying COBRA premiums on behalf of Assistance Eligible Individuals who lost their health coverage due to an involuntary termination or a reduction of hours should use the updated Form 941 to claim credits to offset quarterly payroll taxes.

The COBRA assistance program was part...

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Fiduciary liability insurance provides protection for the unexpected

Benefit plan sponsors can be held personally liable for mismanagement of an ERISA-qualified plan. Fiduciary liability insurance can provide protection.

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No Surprises Act ends unexpected medical bills

President Trump signed the No Surprises Act on December 27, 2020, as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021. Sections of the new law will begin taking effect as early as January 1, 2022, and its main purpose serves to protect patients from unexpected medical bills. These new...

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Biden raises federal contractors' minimum wage to $15

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EEO-1 submissions are due by July 19

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that the 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Report submission period is from April 26 to July 19.

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DOL withdraws independent contractor rule

The Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) officially withdrew the rule regarding independent contractors and joint employment put forward by the Trump administration, citing that “the Rule is inconsistent with the FLSA’s text and purpose, and would have a confusing and...

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BUKATY PODCAST

Episode 12: Enrich your company's HSA benefits

Uncover the hidden benefits of health savings accounts (HSAs). Our in-house expert reveals why HSAs are the fast-growing employee benefit.

Episode 11: Regulation changes to know in 2020

Our compliance officer recaps the more significant regulatory from 2019 that will affect your business in 2020. 

Episode 10: Lower costs with a dependent audit

Verifying plan membership is valuable to your company's bottom line. As much as 10% of dependents on your plan could be ineligible for group coverage! Learn more about conducting a dependent audit in your organization.

Episode 9: Make open enrollment a breeze

Bukaty experts share their thoughts on how to avoid open enrollment complications. Planning and communication are key.

Episode 8: Avoiding employee lawsuits

Discover how your business could be at risk for lawsuits, and learn strategies to minimize your chances of getting sued. Our podcast guest shares HR tips you won’t want to miss.

Episode 7: Management training is more important than you realize

Don't leave your managers untrained and unprepared. This episode explores the importance of training your company leaders and how it can be detrimental to your business if you don't.

Episode 6: A benefits package for all ages

Rather than limit your company to an outdated one-size-fits-all benefit package, explore customized, generationally based benefit options for your employees. Each generation has different benefit preferences and Bukaty has the technology and benefit lineup to cater to their needs.

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