Year-End Compliance Checklist

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Making the Most of Compliance and Ethics Week

This week, ethics and compliance departments at organizations across the country will celebrate Corporate Ethics and Compliance Week, an opportunity to highlight the essential connection between business integrity and ethics....more

Creating a Culture of Compliance

In this article, I outline the key questions that should be asked, the answers to which will determine the extent, depth, and integrity of a culture of compliance. I am going to take you through a set of questions that will...more

Be Prepared – HIPAA Audits are Coming in 2014

Later this year, the Department of Health and Human Services (“DHHS”) is expected to launch its permanent HIPAA Audit Program. The HIPAA Audit Program is authorized under Section 13411 of the HITECH Act, and is designed to...more

Keep Your Eye On the Ball: Begin 2014 With a Renewed Effort at Compliance

While most of the financial world has been focused on the new CFPB mortgage rules that went into effect on January 10, the Bureau has continued its enforcement activities in other areas. On January 16, 2013, the CFPB...more

Five Questions to Ask Before January 10, 2014 - CFPB Focus

1. Compliance Procedures. Have you updated your written policies and procedures for each of your products or services to encompass the new rules and regulations? Once updated, have you provided copies to your employees? Have...more

Tis The Season To Avoid Wage and Hour Pitfalls With Holidays and Bonuses

As the end of the year and year-end holiday season approach, so do annual bonus time and paid holidays. Employers should avoid some common wage and hour pitfalls with bonuses and paid holidays. The first common pitfall is not...more

2013 End of Year Plan Sponsor “To Do” List Part 3 – Qualified Retirement Plans

As 2013 comes to an end, we are pleased to present you with our traditional End of Year Plan Sponsor “To Do” Lists. This year, we are presenting our “To Do” Lists in three separate Employee Benefits Updates. Part one of the...more

Year-End Compliance Reminders For Group Health Plan Sponsors

In 2013, many different changes in the law impacted group health plans and arguably, even more changes will occur in 2014. The following is an overview of a few of the key compliance issues that occurred in 2013 which should...more

Year-End Checklist for California Nonprofits

As 2013 comes to a close, officers and directors are well advised to take a few moments to confirm that important year-end responsibilities have not been overlooked. Even if your organization has a fiscal year end other than...more

3 Things Small Business Owners Don't Include in Their Year-End Planning, But Should

When it comes to year-end planning, what's the one thing most small business owners don't do but should? That's the question we put to attorneys writing on JD Supra, knowing that the diversity of insights would make...more

California Employers: Test Yourself – Are You Ready for 2014?

If you have employees in California, you are, no doubt, aware that California laws are constantly changing and have a tendency to sneak up on even the best companies. To help prepare you for the year ahead, here are five...more

Beware: Deceptive Corporate Compliance Notices

It has come to our attention that numerous Rhode Island corporate clients have received by mail, solicitation letters from a company indicating that it could assist in the corporation’s compliance with Rhode Island General...more

End of Year Action Items – Plan Now for 2012-2013 Compliance

With year-end fast approaching, now is the time for plan sponsors to review their employee benefit plans to ensure that they have been updated for any changes in the law, that required notices have been distributed, and to...more

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