July 2024 HR Newsletter

U.S. Workers Are Satisfied With Their PTO, But Don't Exhaust It

A new Harris Poll survey found that most employed Americans are satisfied with their company’s paid time off (PTO) policy; however, 3 in 4 said they didn’t use the maximum PTO permitted by their employer.

The survey reported that most U.S...
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June 2024 HR Newsletter

Health Savings Account (HSA) and High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) limits for 2025 Released

The IRS recently released Revenue Procedure 2024-25, which contains the health savings account (HSA) and high deductible health plan (HDHP) limits for 2025.

The limits from 2024 to 2025 will change as follows:

May 2024 HR Newsletter

Addressing Small Business Talent Challenges

Employers of all sizes continue to face attraction and retention challenges. Successful efforts to win over workers can require significant time and carry high costs, but failing to attract talent or losing existing employees is particularly costly for smal...

April 2024 HR Newsletter 

EEOC Increases Penalty for Violations of Notice-posting Requirements

On Feb. 16, 2024, the EEOC published a final rule increasing the maximum civil monetary penalty for violations of federal requirements for employers to post notices about fair employment laws in their employees’ workplaces...

March 2024 HR Newsletter 
3 Employee Policies to Review in 2024​

The start of the year provides employers with an excellent opportunity to review and update their policies. This article explores three employment policies employers should consider reviewing in 2024.


As of September 2023, 23 states passed the Creating...

January 2024 HR Newsletter 
Federal DOL Reinstates Longstanding Independent Contractor Test​

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has published a final rule for independent contractor classification under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). 

Beginning on March 11, 2024, the rule will effectively reinstate the longst...

November 2023 HR Newsletter 
Small Business Strategies to Maximize Open Enrollment ​

Open enrollment can be an overwhelming time for small businesses. They must choose a benefits package that balances cost and value, as well as facilitate the enrollment process for employees. Due to a variety of factors, benefits offerings...
October 2023 HR Newsletter
ICHRA Explained: Advantages & Potential Pitfalls

Have you heard of the term ICHRA? (Individual Coverage Health Reimbursement Arrangement)

What is a ICHRA?
ICHRA is a form of providing insurance to employees without aligning with a health insurance carrier. Instead of choosing a carrier for a ...
September 2023 HR Newsletter
Oct. 15 Deadline for Medicare Part D Coverage Notices
Employers must notify Medicare-eligible policyholders if their prescription drug coverage is credible or not.

The Medicare Modernization Act (MMA) requires entities (whose policies include prescription drug coverage) to notify Medicare-eligible po...
June 2023 HR Newsletter

In-Person Inspection of Forms I-9 Due August 30.

Recently, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that employers have until Aug. 30, 2023, to complete the physical inspection of identity and employment eligibility documents for...