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Hot Topic: Failure to Pay PCORI Fee

"An employer did not pay or file their PCORI fee last year. What should an employer do if they didn’t file?"There is no specific penalty for failure to report or pay the PCORI fee. However, since this fee is considered an excise tax, any related penalty and interest for failure to file a return..

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Employer Alert: COBRA Subsidy Tax Credit Due July 31

If your organization had any assistance eligible individuals (AEIs) who received subsidized COBRA coverage during April, May, or June, a tax credit is available by filing Form 941 for the 2nd quarter. The form is due July 31, 2021.

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OSHA Begins Regional Emphasis Program for Noise

On June 1, 2021, OSHA's Region V office in Chicago created a regional emphasis program (REP) focusing on occupational noise exposure at select manufacturing sites. OSHA Region V includes the midwestern states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

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Pedestrian Deaths Increasing at an Alarming Rate

Author: Doug Lefeber

Category: Personal Insurance

A pedestrian in the United States is killed every 85 minutes. Does that seem high? It is, and the numbers are unfortunately getting worse.

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Hot Topic: Termination and the COBRA Subsidy

"An employer is terminating an employee due to elimination of the position, but the elimination is not related to COVID. Would he or she be eligible for the subsidy in this situation?"The COBRA event does not have to be related to COVID.If an individual lost eligibility due to any reduction in..

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EEOC Issues Guidance on Vaccine Incentives

The EEOC has updated the Technical Assistance Questions and Answers as of May 28, 2021. Under this new guidance, the EEOC confirms the applicability of its wellness regulations under the ADA and GINA regarding vaccine incentives.The updated guidance confirms that, under the ADA, if the employee..

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Catalytic Converter Theft Skyrocketing

According to the latest data from the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), catalytic converter thefts more than tripled during 2020. In fact, while January 2020 recorded 652 catalytic converter thefts, these incidents repeatedly rose in frequency throughout the year—with December 2020..

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Supply Chain Challenges Facing the Construction Industry Impact All Property Owners

Business owners, C-suite team members, and property owners – it goes without saying that you have navigated many storms thrown at you by the COVID-19 pandemic. It is likely you led your team through the government shutdown, implemented new safety programs to bring your team back to work, pivoted..

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Sample Remote Work Request Forms

Below are three sample remote work request forms. They can be customized by an employer to be used as part of a return-to-work plan.

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IRS Issues Key ARPA Subsidy FAQs

On May 18, 2021, the IRS released FAQs regarding COBRA and state continuation premium subsidies. As a reminder, these subsidies required to be paid 100% for assistance eligible individuals (AEIs) under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA).ARPA gives an enrollment opportunity for..

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