Corporate Services, Inc. News (2017)
What You Should Know About GOP's Leaked ACA Replacement Bill
The formal draft of a Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that was leaked to the public is likely to look a lot different when it is finalized. Still, it gives human resources professionals a good indication of what the GOP wants to do.more
Employee Disagreement? Three-Part Solution for Managers
It is a common workplace scenario: A team is tasked with completing a project. One staffer thinks it should be handled one way, but his co-worker wants to go in another direction.more
Does New IRS Action Spell Doom for ACA Employer Mandate?
Employers who could be subject to the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) employer mandate penalties should be very interested in the latest move by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).more
ACA Repeal Could Take Up to Six Years: Will Feds Enforce the Law in the Meantime?
In the wake of President Trump's executive order instructing the federal government to do whatever was legally necessary to ease the burdens of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), little has been said about how long such a move will actually take — until now.more
New President, New Congress; A WPI Insider Briefing on the ACA
President Trump and congressional Republicans campaigned on the promise to "repeal and replace" the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Littler Mendelson's Workplace Policy Institute (WPI) offers a glimpse into where we stand.more
What 84% of Employers Are Doing During OT Rule Stalemate
Do we forge ahead with the changes we put in place to comply with the new rule or do we simply revert back to what we were doing before the overtime changes issued by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)? That is a question employers everywhere are asking themselves as they wait for the fate of the DOL's overtime rule to be sealed.more
Employees Desperately Need More Information on Health Plans, Study Says
As an increasing number of employees are being asked to make smarter healthcare spending decisions, communication is more important than ever. Unfortunately, it looks like many firms have a lot of room for improvement.more
FLSA Ruling: When You Do Not Have to Pay Workers for Training Time
A U.S. District Court just gave employers a helpful example of when it is okay NOT to pay workers for the time they spend in training and still not run afoul of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).more
Where Exactly Are We in the ACA Repeal Process?
President Trump and several Republican lawmakers have promised to "repeal and replace" the Affordable Care Act (ACA). But it has not happened yet. Here is why, as well as a timeline for what is to come.more
Overtime Ruling Should Make Employers Reconsider This Pay Option
If you have a compensation and benefits plan that is set up similar to the one that just came under fire in this Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) suit, it is likely time for some alterations.more
New Bill Puts ACA Decision in the Hands of the States
A number of bills related to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have been introduced recently, but this particular piece of legislation has stood out from the rest for a number of reasons.more
Trump's Latest Move Appears to Delay That Other DOL Rule
In the latest of a long string of announcements about changes to federal regulations, President Donald Trump has instructed the Department of Labor (DOL) to take a closer look at the agency's new fiduciary rule. What does this mean for employers?more
ADA Ruling: Extreme Cost Not Enough to Label Accommodation an 'Undue Hardship'
Here is painful proof that courts do not want to hear that you used cost as the determining factor to deny a disabled employee an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).more
Trump's Latest Order: 'Cut Two Existing Regulations for Every New One'
Leading up to the November election, President Trump promised that if elected he would dramatically reduce regulations on businesses. Now, less than two weeks after taking office, he has taken an initial step to deliver on that promise.more
DOL Increases Penalties for Benefits Errors... Again
The Department of Labor (DOL) just increased the amounts employers will have to pay for everything from general penalties to specific health and welfare plan errors.more
Who is Neil Gorsuch and Where Does He Stand on Labor and Employment Issues?
President Donald Trump has promptly nominated a potential successor — Judge Neil M. Gorsuch — to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by Justice Scalia's unexpected death nearly a year ago.more
Trump and the DOL's Overtime Rule
There are a lot of business groups, employers and individuals who would like the Department of Labor's (DOL) new overtime rule to just die already. Well, they just received two pieces of good news from the Trump administration.more
Trump Names New Acting Chair of the EEOC
Victoria Lipnic was originally nominated by President Obama to serve as a Commissioner for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) back in 2010. Now, President Trump has named Ms. Lipnic the Acting Chair.more
Trump Issues ACA Executive Order: The Fallout for Employers
One of President Donald Trump's first orders of business when he took office was issuing an executive order on the Affordable Care Act (ACA).more
New Overtime Rule Likely Dead, But States Have a Plan B
Accepting the fact that the controversial new overtime rule from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is likely dead in the water, a number of legislators are hatching plans to steal the blueprints — albeit on a state level.more
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Vol. VII – No. 5 — 04/25/2017
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