Are Teachers Eligible for Unemployment Benefits During Summer Months

Looking ahead to the end of this school year, many districts will be sending letters to their employees to give them reasonable assurance. Employees working under continuing contracts are considered to have reasonable assurance and should be found ineligible for benefits during the summer months as long as their contract is intact for the upcoming [...]

By | 2018-04-11T12:26:48+00:00 April 11th, 2018|Industry Insights, Policy and Regulation|0 Comments

What is the Industrial Commission of Ohio and What is its Process

The Industrial Commission of Ohio (IC) is the administrative agency that adjudicates disputes in workers compensation claims. For state fund employers, when a new claim or additional request in an allowed claim is filed with the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC), in most cases, the BWC will make a determination as to whether the [...]

By | 2018-03-19T16:12:01+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Industry Insights, Policy and Regulation|0 Comments

Measuring a Successful Return to Work Program

What is the #1 cost driver in Workers’ Compensation claims? When an employee loses time from work, costing your company time and money. What is the most controllable cost in a workers’ compensation claim? Loss time. Statistics show that employees who are off work require more loss time and medical treatment than someone actively working [...]

By | 2018-01-22T16:16:44+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|Industry Insights, Policy and Regulation|0 Comments

What You Need to Know About Holiday Pay, Bonuses and Overtime.

The holiday season is on its way, and many employers are asking themselves questions about holiday pay and bonuses. Is your company aware of the policies your company practices? Company-Observed Holidays Private employers are not obligated to ensure to non-exempt employees paid holidays. But, if your offices are closed on a holiday, your employees should receive [...]

By | 2017-12-06T11:00:31+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Blog, Industry Insights, Policy and Regulation|0 Comments

The Affordable Care Act: Employer Penalties on the Rise

Penalties for failure to comply with the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) provisions for the 2017 and 2018 tax years are expected to rise. Even if employers that failed to comply with the law have not yet received penalty notices, they are coming. The IRS has announced that penalty notices for the 2015 tax year will [...]

By | 2017-11-15T16:24:41+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Industry Insights, Policy and Regulation|0 Comments

The New 2018 Plan Limits

On October 19, 2017, the IRS announced the 2018 limits that impact retirement and other benefit plans. Please see the below chart for you reference which includes the 2016 & 2017 limits for historical reference. Limits that are different from last year are bold and italicized. Compensation Limits and Cost of Living Increases Applicable [...]

By | 2017-10-19T16:55:05+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Industry Insights, Policy and Regulation|0 Comments

3 Reasons Your Small Business Should Consider Automated Payroll

Small businesses have a lot to consider when coordinating day-to-day business operations, managing growth and hiring employees. Properly handling payroll —from tracking leave, deducting correct premiums, and facilitating benefits for eligible employees — can be a daunting task on its own. The reality is that getting payroll wrong — even something so simple as paying [...]

By | 2017-10-10T12:52:53+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Industry Insights, Policy and Regulation|0 Comments

Are You Depositing Your Company’s 401(k) Contributions on Time?

Although the Department of Labor (DOL) regulations became final on January 14, 2010, the late deposit of employee salary deferral contributions and loan repayments continue to be the number one compliance issue the IRS finds when auditing a plan, and a focus of the DOL. The regulation stipulates a Safe Harbor for the deposit of [...]

By | 2017-09-20T11:50:53+00:00 September 20th, 2017|Industry Insights, Policy and Regulation|0 Comments

Handling FMLA for Military

FMLA coverage for childbirth, adoption, and foster placement as well as coverage for serious health conditions is fairly straightforward. However, employers forget the wide range of coverage for FMLA leave related to an employee’s spouse, child, or parent being on covered active duty or called to covered active duty status. Below is a list of [...]

By | 2017-09-07T11:42:26+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Industry Insights, Policy and Regulation|0 Comments