Category: "ACA/Health Care Reform"

ACA Continues to Challenge Compliance by Affecting ERISA and FLSA, Part 2

14 April, 2015

In Part 1, we reviewed the far reaching affects the ACA has had on numerous laws, requiring changes to procedures and compliance programs.  Here we will review the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). FLSA The FLSA law was passed in 1938 to protect both a worker’s pay and working hours.  There are thr...

ACA Continues to Challenge Compliance by Affecting ERISA and FLSA

07 April, 2015

Part 1 It is no secret that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is burdensome and complex.  Employers, insurance brokers, vendors and anyone else who provides or services any insurance product, funds an insurance product or needs one has been effected either positively or negatively by this law.  It’s be...

IRS Issues Notice on Employer Payment Plan; DOL Issues Same-sex FMLA Regulations

24 February, 2015

What seems right one day, may be wrong the next.  If you answered a question early last week regarding employer payment plans or whether a legal same-sex spouse is recognized under FMLA, your answer could be different today. On February 18, 2015, the IRS released Notice 2015-17 that addressed five...

Three things to consider in FLSA and ACA Compliance

03 February, 2015

“Because I said so!”  Who hasn’t heard that in their lifetime?  When we’re kids, it may work, but for people in HR, Payroll and Benefit roles, it’s a dangerous way to manage a workforce and may cause issues with FLSA and ACA Compliance. In October 2013 when the Marketplace Notice became due, there...

Affordable Care Act Resolutions for 2015

27 January, 2015

Resolutions abound on January 1 each year only to be broken or forgotten in a matter of weeks or months.  Since March 23, 2010, employers have continually resolved to keep up with the changes and stay in compliance. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) resolutions for 2015 will be harmful for the weary emp...