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January 2022: Stay informed of the latest HR News

5 HR Trends to Monitor in 2022

Many human resources (HR) functions were quickly reimagined in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and HR professionals should continue to expect new challenges in 2022. Here are five HR trends to monitor this upcoming year:

1. Hybrid Workplace Sustainability
Most w...

December 2021: Stay Informed of the Latest HR News

5th Circuit Court of Appeals Extends Stay of OSHA ETS

On Nov. 12, 2021, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals (the Court) extended the preliminary stay it ordered for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) vaccine and testing emergency temporary standard (ETS) on Nov...

November 2021: Stay Informed of the Latest HR News

What the Biden Vaccine Mandate Means for Employers

Recently, the White House directed the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to draft an emergency temporary standard (ETS) for private employers. Soon, employers with 100 or more employees (likely measured companywide, not ...

October 21: Stay Informed of the Latest HR News

OSHA to Mandate Vaccine and Testing Temporary Standard for COVID-19​

On Sept. 9, 2021, President Biden announced that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is developing an emergency temporary standard (ETS). The new ETS will require private-sector employers with 100 or ...

September 2021: Stay Informed of the Latest HR News

Agencies Plan Changes to Contraceptive Coverage Rules

On Aug. 16, 2021, the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Labor (DOL) and the Treasury (Departments) issued a frequently asked question (FAQ) regarding enforcement of the contraceptive coverage mandate under the Affordable Care Act (...

August 2021: Stay Informed of the Latest HR News

The Impact of Biden's Competition Executive Order on the Healthcare Industry.​​​​​

The American economy is finally recovering after more than a year of stagnation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. President Joe Biden’s administration wants to continue this momentum and further stimulate the economy. To h...

July 2021: Stay Informed of the Latest HR News

Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to the ACA's Individual Mandate​​

On June 17, 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) individual mandate in a 7-2 ruling.

This lawsuit was filed in 2018 by 18 states as a result of ...

June 2021: Stay Informed of the Latest HR News

IRS Issues Guidance on Taxability of DCAP Benefits for 2021 and 2022

On May 10, 2021, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released guidance >> on the taxability of dependent care assistance programs (DCAPs) for 2021 and 2022, clarifying that amounts attributable to previously issued...

May 2021: Stay Informed of the Latest HR News

American Rescue Plan Act Employment-related Provisions

President Joe Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) into law on March 11, 2021. The law generally provides financial relief for individuals, state and local governments, schools, businesses and for oth...

April 2021: Stay Informed of the Latest HR News

Temporary COVID-19 Relief for Section 125 Plans

On Feb. 18, 2021, the IRS released Notice 2021-15 to clarify special rules for Section 125 plans, health flexible spending arrangements (FSAs) and dependent care assistance programs (DCAPs).


Special Rules for Health FSAs and DCAPs

The Notice is intended t...

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