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Government Shutdown Update: EEOC Closed | PA Employee Benefits

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that it is closed because of the federal government shutdown. During this period of federal closure, a limited number of EEOC services are available. Staff will not be available to answer questions from the public or to respond to correspondence from the public. The EEOC will accept charges that … Continued

What We’re Reading – September 2018 | PA Benefits Firm

We scour the web for interesting and actionable HR news and information, so you don’t have to. Here are 10 curated stories that caught our attention this month. Please Say Yes In today’s tight labor market, it’s becoming increasingly common for candidates to turn down offers. There are three key changes you can make to … Continued

SCOTUS 2018 Roundup and 2019 Preview | PA Employee Benefit Advisors

The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) heard several cases with employment implications during their 2018 session, including the following four cases we covered in detail. (Click the case names to read the full articles.) Encino Motorcars, LLC v. Navarro: Encino shifted the burden of proof in Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime exemption … Continued

Federal Employment Law Update – March 2018 | PA Employee Benefit Brokers

EEO-1 Reporting and Employees Who Regularly Report to Client Sites The portal for 2017 EEO-1 reporting is open and reports must be submitted and certified by March 31, 2018 at the latest. The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has addressed the issue that there may be some confusion as to how employers are to … Continued

Federal Employment Law Update – February 2018 | Pennsylvania Benefit Brokers

IRS Releases Publication 15 and W-4 Withholding Guidance for 2018 On January 31, 2018, the federal Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Publication 15 — Introductory Material, which includes the following: 2018 federal income tax withholding tables. Exempt Form W-4. New information on: Withholding allowance. Withholding on supplemental wages. Backup withholding. Moving expense reimbursement. Social Security … Continued

Federal Employment Law Update-September 2017 | PA Benefit Advisors

Revised EEO-1 “Component 2”Stayed Effective Immediately On August 29, 2017, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) notified the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that it is initiating a review and immediate stay of the new EEO-1 pay reporting requirements (Component 2) that were scheduled to take effect with the next filing cycle in March … Continued

Court Orders the EEOC to Reconsider Its Wellness Program Rules | PA Benefit Advisors

On August 22, 2017, in AARP v EEOC, a federal court found that regulations allowing employers to offer large incentives under workplace wellness programs were arbitrary. The court did not vacate (nullify) the rules due to concerns about disrupting employers’ existing programs. Instead the court has ordered the responsible agency, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission … Continued

Time to Start Filing Your EEO-1 and VETS-4212 Reports | PA Benefit Advisors

The following is a blog published by Louise Davies, an Affirmative Action Paralegal in the Winston-Salem, North Carolina, office of Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP. It’s that time of the year! No, back-to-school is still a few weeks away. It’s time for employers to start filing their EEO-1 and VETS-4212 reports. The filing period for the EEO-1 … Continued

How Long do Employers Need to Keep Payroll Records? | PA Benefit Advisors

Under U.S. federal law, employers must keep the payroll records of their employees or former employees for a certain length of time. The amount of time, however, varies according to which statute you refer to, which can make knowing how long to keep employee records confusing. By keeping in mind the required time limits under … Continued

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