IRS Announces 2015 Contribution Limits for 401(k)s, FSAs and Transportation Benefits

November 7, 2014   Written by:   Filed under: Breaking News

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The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced the 2015 contribution limits for qualified retirement plans.  The deferral limit for 401(k), 403(b), and 457(b) plans will increase from $17,500 to $18,000; the total contribution limit for defined contributions plans will increase from $52,000 to $53,000 and the catch-up contribution limit (for participants age… Read More →



OSHA Issues Ebola Guidance

October 16, 2014   Written by:   Filed under: Breaking News

Ebola Biohazard

Yesterday, OSHA posted a new web page to help employers protect against exposure to Ebola. The information is aimed at helping employers protect workers in industries with increased risk of exposure, including health care and emergency responders. The web page includes guidance on hazard recognition, medical information, standards for preventing… Read More →



OSHA’s New Record-keeping Rules Effective January 1, 2015

October 8, 2014   Written by:   Filed under: Breaking News

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OSHA recently announced key changes to its reporting and record-keeping requirements. The rule will become effective on January 1, 2015. At present, employers are required to notify OSHA of work-related fatalities and all work-related hospitalizations of three or more employees. These reporting requirements are not affected by the change. However,… Read More →


New COBRA Notices

May 27, 2014   Written by:   Filed under: Breaking News

Department of Labor

The Department of Labor (DOL) just issued new model COBRA notices to include information regarding the Health Insurance Marketplace established by the Affordable Care Act, including information regarding the individual’s right to obtain coverage through the Marketplace and information regarding coverage and cost differences between the Marketplace and COBRA coverage…. Read More →



UAW “No Go” A Blow

March 17, 2014   Written by:   Filed under: Breaking News

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Volkswagen (VW) employees broke the heart of the UAW on Valentine’s Day, rejecting UAW representation by a vote of 712 to 626. The Chattanooga campaign by the UAW was the perfect opportunity for the Union to organize a southern auto manufacturer – VW’s corporate parent wholly endorsed and pushed the… Read More →


Obama Administration Delays Employer Mandate for Small Employers

February 15, 2014   Written by:   Filed under: Breaking News

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION DELAYS EMPLOYER MANDATE FOR SMALL EMPLOYERS

On February 10, 2014, the federal government announced another delay in the “play or pay” employer mandate under the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), which was originally scheduled to take effect January 1, 2014. Last summer, the Administration postponed the employer mandate for all covered employers until January 1, 2015. The… Read More →



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