News & Insights

OSHA turns up the heat on employers

Summer is here, and as the temperatures rise so do the number of on-the-job illnesses and injuries related to heat. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration launched its National Emphasis Program – Outdoor and Indoor Heat-Related Hazards on April 8 to “protect workers across the nation...

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Transparency rules to increase consumer awareness of health care costs

Following a 2019 executive order issued by then President Trump, three regulatory departments worked together to issue two rules designed to increase medical care pricetransparency and increase competition among hospitals and health plans.

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Proposed overtime rules looming

On December 10, 2021, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced its agenda to review and update regulations for the overtime threshold established by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). A formal proposal of their new rules is expected within the month.

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PCORI fee Form 720 available now

Self-funded plan sponsors are subject to the annual Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) fee. Employers should use the updated Form 720 to file the necessary information with the IRS. The fee per covered individual for plans ending on or after October 1, 2021, and before October 1,...

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Form I-9 updates

All employers are required to complete Form 1-9 to verify an individual’s employment eligibility, which can be a confusing document to navigate. The most recent round of proposed changes to Form I-9 come from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and aim to simplify its structure and make it...

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EEO-1 submissions due mid-May

EEO-1 reporting is now open. Employers must file the report by May 17.

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ACA deadlines approaching

In response to the Supreme Court ruling they do not have the authority to enforce mandatory vaccination and testing requirements, , OHSA has withdrawn the ETS. 

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No Surprises Act - are you ready?

The Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) is arguably the most significant reform affecting health care costs since the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). One of its most notable components is the No Surprises Act.

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Supreme Court blocks OSHA's Emergency Temporary Standard

In response to the Supreme Court ruling they do not have the authority to enforce mandatory vaccination and testing requirements, , OHSA has withdrawn the ETS. 

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COVID-19 may qualify as a disability under ADA

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