News & Announcements

Update: Conscience Rule Postponed
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
As previously discussed in this news digest article, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) recently issued a final rule protecting healthcare workers who refuse to provide care due to moral or
IRS: 2020 Health Savings Account Limits Increase
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
The Internal Revenue Service announced the 2020 inflation-adjusted amounts for Health Savings Accounts (“HSA”). The annual limitation on deductions for high deductible health plans (“HDHP”) is $3,550
Conscience Rule Allows Healthcare Employees to Refuse to Provide Care Based on Religion
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
On May 21, the Federal Register published the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) final rule protecting healthcare workers who refuse to provide care due to moral or religious beliefs. The Protecting
ACA Declared Unconstitutional, But No Changes Yet
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
As you may have heard, a Texas federal court recently ruled the entire Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) unconstitutional. What does that mean for you? Nothing yet. Lawsuit Background As mentioned in this news
Proposed Legislation Requires OSHA Workplace Violence Standard for Healthcare and Social Service Workers
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Legislation was introduced last month to address the high rates of workplace violence faced by the nation’s health care and social service workers. The “Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social
IRS Releases Information on Employer Shared Responsibility Payment Procedures
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The Internal Revenue Service has updated its “Questions and Answers on the Employer Shared Responsibility Provisions under the Affordable Care Act” to describe procedures it will use to propose and assess the Affordable Care Act’s employer shared responsibility payment.

Feature of the Month:

Wage and Hour Update

There have been many significant changes going on at the U.S. Department of Labor. This article discusses two proposed rules for which employers must be prepared, which will (1) increase the salary level thresholds for determining an exempt employee and (2) change the regular rate of pay calculation for overtime.

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