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Health Reimbursement Accounts to Take on New Form

A newly issued regulation could change how employers pay for employee health care coverage. On June 13, 2019, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Treasury and the Department of Labor issued a new final rule intended to expand the options for health reimbursement accounts (HRAs) for which […]

DOL Seeks FMLA Improvements

Changes to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) are on the horizon. Recently, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced it has plans to modify the regulation in an effort to “better protect and suit the needs of workers” and “reduce administrative and compliance burdens on employers” as part of the 2019 Spring regulatory agenda. […]

Health Savings Account Limits for 2020

Health savings account (HSA) contribution limits for 2020 are going up. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently confirmed a $50 increase for self-only coverage and a $100 increase for family coverage due to annual inflation adjustments. For 2020, the annual limit on HSA contributions will be $3,550 for individuals with self-only coverage and $7,100 for […]

U.S. Department of Labor Proposes Revision to Overtime Regulations

The U.S. Department of Labor recently recently announced a proposed rule to revise federal overtime regulations that would make more than a million new Americans eligible for overtime. Currently, employees with a salary below $455 per week ($23,660 annually) must be paid overtime if they work over 40 hours per week. This proposal would boost […]

First Minimum Wage Increase Around the Corner for Michigan

Effective March 29, 2019 Michigan’s minimum wage will get its first boost in a series of increases through 2030. Employers will need to begin paying $9.45 per hour for regular employees and $3.60 per hour for tipped employees on this date. As the series of increases continue, you don’t have to take on coming into […]

Paid Sick Leave Changes: The Who, What and When

Senate Bill 1175 requires Michigan employers with 50 or more employees to provide paid sick leave to many full-time employees starting on March 29, 2019. Check out the who, what and when details behind  the changes. Who is Eligible Private sector employees that work 25 or more hours per week. Exempt, seasonal and variable-hour employees […]