Learn about the change to hardship distributions employers may consider adopting. New legislation did not change what might constitute an individual hardship, but it does make hardship withdrawals easier to obtain for participants.
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OSHA recently released a memo clarifying how to apply standards when conducting compliance investigations. The federal regulations are still in place and remain unchanged, but the memo raises some concerns about post-accident drug testing.
About three million workers service equipment and face the risk of injury if lockout/tagout is not properly implemented. According to OSHA, compliance with the LOTO standard prevents an estimated 120 fatalities and 50,000 injuries each year.
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The end of the individual mandate penalty in 2019 does not change an employer’s 1094C/1095C reporting obligations. The information reported on the 1094C/1095C forms relates primarily to the employer mandate, which is not going away.
Earlier this year, Congress passed (and the President signed) the Bipartisan Budget Act which included several provisions affecting qualified retirement plans. As employers look ahead at planning for a new calendar year, let’s take a moment to discuss the change to hardship distributions employers may consider adopting. New legislation did not change what might constitute an individual hardship, but it does make hardship withdrawals easier to obtain for participants.
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A lot has happened in 2017 and we expect things will continue to evolve. This article covers some of the recent changes and provides additional resources to help you stay on top of this ever-changing regulatory landscape.
On June 9, 2017, the Department of Labor finally permitted the long-awaited fiduciary rule to go into effect. Broadly, the rule fulfilled its initial promise: requiring all financial professionals who offer advice related to retirement savings to provided recommendations that are in an investor’s best interest. But many details still need to be reconciled over the next six months.
Misidentifying "gross misconduct" under COBRA can be costly to your organization. While courts around the country have supported the rule that an employee terminated for gross misconduct is not entitled to elect continuation coverage under COBRA, nobody seems to agree on a common standard. Being wrong about gross misconduct can lead not only to an award of retroactive COBRA coverage but also the imposition of penalties of up to $110 per day for failing to provide an election notice.
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