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ADA interactive process: Back to basics

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), passed almost thirty years ago, was the first comprehensive federal law that addressed the needs of individuals with disabilities by prohibiting discrimination in employment, communications, public services and public accommodations. Modeled in large part after the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title I of the ADA generally prohibited discrimination against employees with disabilities but also imposed additional obligations for employers to provide reasonable accommodations for their employees with disabilities.

A summary of the SECURE Act

As an early holiday present for some, Congress passed (and the President signed into law) two spending bills, one of which contained the provisions for the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019 (the “SECURE Act”). The purpose of the SECURE Act, which has been sitting in Congress for months, is to enhance opportunities for people to increase their retirement savings and ease administration of qualified retirement savings plans for employer sponsors. This post will provide an overview of the SECURE Act’s most notable changes to retirement plans and how employers, as well as employees, will be impacted.

Common benefits mistakes that can cost you

This article discusses four benefits mistakes that we see on a regular basis. They can be quite costly for employers, and sometimes it can be quite difficult and frustrating to identify when there is a problem. But with a little bit of guidance, you can spot a problem and make a game plan on how to respond.