Category: Benefits

The IRS raised 401(k) contribution limits for 2020.
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401(k) Contribution Limits Increase for 2020

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released guidance on cost-of-living adjustments affecting contributions to 401(k) plans and other retirement-related items for 2020 because the increase in the…

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Sexual Harassment, Benefit Trends, Ageism, Off-Site Work Events — Catch New Podcasts

Missed out on the last few The Workplace podcasts? Catch up now — episodes are only 15 minutes! The Good, Bad and Ugly of Hosting…

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Tips on Open Enrollment, Employee Benefits Strategies

For most employers, open enrollment season is an uncertain and difficult time, when the challenge of finding the best benefits and health care coverage for…

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CalSavers Registration Begins July 1

In 2016, the California Legislature passed a bill that laid the foundation for a state-run retirement plan, and in 2018, the final governing regulations were…

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IRS Announces 2020 Health Savings Account Limits

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced the annual limits for Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) for 2020. HSAs are pre-tax accounts available to individuals covered under…

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Lump Sum Vacation May Have Employers Taking Their Lumps

I want my employees to have 10 days of vacation each year, but I don’t want them to have to wait to use it while…

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EEOC Rescinds Financial Incentive Rules for Wellness Programs in 2019

The new year brings a major change that affects employer wellness programs – the EEOC is rescinding regulations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)…

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State-Run Retirement Savings Plan OK’d, Mandatory Enrollment Coming in 2020

California employers that don’t already offer a workplace retirement savings vehicle will be required to either begin offering one via private market or provide their…

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IRS Reminds Eligible Employees to Plan Now for Health FSAs in 2019

The Internal Revenue Service is reminding eligible employees that now is the time to begin planning to take full advantage of their employer’s health flexible…

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U.S. DOL: 1,416 Employees to Receive More than $3.5 million from Long Beach Company

A recent U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) investigation recovered $3,573,074 in back wages and benefits for 1,416 employees of a Long Beach-based trucking and warehouse…