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EEOC announces opening of 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 data collection, July 19 deadline

After delaying the opening of the 2019 EEO-1 Component 1 Data Collection on May 8, 2020 in light of the COVID-19 public health emergency, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced today that the 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 data collection...

U.S. Department of Labor to withdraw independent contractor rule

The U.S. Department of Labor recently announced the withdrawal — effective May 6 — of the “Independent Contractor Rule,” to maintain workers’ rights to the minimum wage and overtime compensation protections of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

IRS announces 2022 limits for HSAs and HDHPs

By Stephen Miller, CEBS Health savings account (HSA) contribution limits for 2022 are going up $50 for self-only coverage and $100 for family coverage, the IRS announced May 10, giving employers that sponsor high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) plenty of time to...

Potential ERISA fiduciary duty issues with BCBSA $2.67 billion settlement

By Tripp VanderWal and Brett N. Liefbroer Employers that sponsor fully insured group health plans by an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (“BCBSA”) from the period of February 7, 2008 through October 16, 2020, or self-funded group health...

HHS announces prohibition on sex discrimination, includes discrimination on basis of sexual orientation and gender identity

The Supreme Court has made clear that people have a right not to be discriminated against on the basis of sex and receive equal treatment under the law, no matter their gender identity or sexual orientation.

Disciplining workers who lie about vaccinations

Don’t let misrepresentations go unaddressed. This can hurt the workplace, resulting in returns to the office that are too soon or too slow.

Viewpoint: 17 creative recruitment strategies to attract more job applicants

Jobs are everywhere today, which means the ones at your company must stand out above the rest. That’s where creative thinking and technology like text messaging and recruiting automation come in, and you don’t have to be a big company to get it.

Dynamic Duos: A survival guide for one-on-one meetings

Managers may have differing views about engaging and bonding with team members, but one area where interpersonal skills are in high demand is one-on-one employee meetings.

Acrisure announces summer compliance webinars

One of the many advantages of Keyser’s partnership with Acrisure is that it enables us to provide our clients and friends with access to world-class learning opportunities they wouldn’t otherwise have — and at no cost to them. Here are four upcoming opportunities.

Amounts paid for certain personal protective equipment treated as medical expenses

The IRS says amounts paid for personal protective equipment, such as masks, hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes, for the primary purpose of preventing the spread of the COVID-19 are treated as amounts paid for medical care.

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