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Healthcare Law Deadlines in Place, Coming Up & Delayed

Posted on Mon, May 06, 2013

Most employers are aware that, starting January 1, 2014, there will be a penalty for some employers if they don't offer affordable health insurance coverage to employees who work a certain number of hours a week. But under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), employers face numerous other provisions and deadlines. This article briefly explains three provisions involving healthcare flexible spending accounts, group plan waiting periods and the new Small Business Health Options Program.

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The New I-9 Forms Soon to be Mandatory

Posted on Mon, Mar 25, 2013

As an employer, you know that new hires must prove their identity and eligibility to work in the U.S. by filling out I-9 forms, and providing certain documents. Periodically, the federal government revises these forms to request more information or to add clarity to the instructions. The latest version of the Form I-9 was released on March 8. While there is some leeway, use of the new forms will soon be mandatory. Keep reading to find out about the changes and reminders of your responsibilities.

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