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Tax Incentive for Paid Family Medical Leave May Alleviate FMLA Benefit Complications

Not only does the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act contain a tax incentive to promote the offering of paid family medical leave (FML), but it creates a lower-cost way to eliminate common complications that arise when employees are...more

Practical Insights On DOL Guidance Affecting Retirement, Medical And Disability Plans

On January 5, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced that regulations it previously proposed will apply to certain retirement and medical disability claims filed after April 1. This article focuses on a few practical...more

A Game Plan for Employers Facing Possible ACA Penalties

All employers are at risk of receiving a notice from the IRS that they are liable for a penalty under the Affordable Care Act for failing to offer enough employees insurance coverage, or for failing to offer particular...more

Parking Is Now A Taxable Expense

In the latest version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that awaits the President’s signature, employers will be taxed on amounts spent after December 31, 2017 on employee parking. ...more

The DOL’s Fiduciary Rule: An Update And Practical Advice

This updates our August 15 blog entry, which targeted employers who sponsor retirement or welfare plans and are concerned about their fiduciary liabilities for properly selecting service providers....more

Tax Reform And Accumulated Leave (Aka “Special Pay”) Plans

Provisions in the current proposed Senate tax reform bill would likely reduce the effectiveness of retirement plan arrangements that regularly receive contributions of unused leave for former employees, commonly known as...more

Executive Orders May Be Asking Too Much of Regulators

On October 12, President Trump signed Executive Order 13813, asking the Department of Labor (DOL) to consider allowing small employers to join together to self-insure or purchase insurance as a large group (creating...more

Retirement Plan and Leave Donation Programs During States of Emergencies

This article should interest employers offering retirement plan benefits or leave donation programs to employees affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, in particular, and in various states of emergencies, in general. It...more

IRS Issues Warning on Tax Treatment of Wellness Program Rewards

Employers offering wellness program rewards should be aware that some medical insurance salespeople are recommending arrangements that fail to comply with applicable law....more

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