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2019 2nd Quarter Compliance Update

Topics include: Expanded HRA Options Form 5500 is Due by July 31 President Trump’s Latest Executive Order HDHP/HSA Limits Increase for 2020 New EEOC Wellness Rules Expected by December ACA Limits, Penalties and Fees And more! Read Now For more information, contact info@apbenefitadvisors.com. The information contained in this post, and any attachments, is not intended […]

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EEOC’s Breakdown of Workplace Discrimination in FY 2018

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released a detailed breakdown of the 76,418 charges of workplace discrimination they received in the fiscal year (FY) 2018, which ended September 30, 2018. The EEOC posted the breakdown of charges by state on their website. The EEOC’s numbers for FY 2018*: 90,558 charges of discrimination resolved $505 million […]

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Employers Not Required to Provide Specific Requested Reasonable Accommodations

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as well as state and local laws, requires that employers provide reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities. Employees are able to request specific reasonable accommodations, but employers are not required to provide all requests as they may choose among these reasonable accommodations or provide alternatives (as long as the […]

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AP Benefit Advisors HRCI* & SHRM** Pre-Approved Webinar: Improve Your 2018 Compliance Outlook with These 13 Lucky Tips & Insights

13 is your lucky number! Join AP Benefit Advisors’ General Counsel and VP of Compliance, Patrick Haynes, for this HRCI* and SHRM** pre-approved, complimentary, one-hour webinar as he counts down these 13 lucky tips and insights to improve your 2018 compliance outlook: ACA – Limits (OOPMax Changes 2018 vs. 2019, Affordability Changes 2018 vs. 2019) […]

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EEOC Given a Year to Once Again Update Wellness Program Rules

In May 2016, we blogged about the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC’s) Wellness Rules Update, which proposed incentives (or penalties) for participating (or not participating) in wellness programs that may not exceed 30% of a group health plan. Next, we followed up in September 2017 with how the EEOC’s New Wellness Program Rules were a […]

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EEOC’s New Wellness Program Rules a Bust

In May 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released its final rule with regard to employer wellness programs. The rules went into effect January 1, 2017, and state that the incentive (or penalty) for participating (or not participating) in a wellness program may not exceed 30% of a group health plan. Basically, these new […]

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Well, Isn’t it Ironic?

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is currently suing their staffing company, Diverse Lynx, for age discrimination. In the words of Alanis Morissette…”Isn’t it ironic, don’t you think?” Diverse Lynx, a Princeton, NJ-based IT staffing firm, failed to refer a job applicant based on his age. The EEOC’s lawsuit is based on learning that […]

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Review Your Employment Policies & Practices

Start off the year right and make sure your employment policies and practices are up to par with the aggressive standards of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). To ensure compliance, review your policies and […]

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EEOC’s New Guidance on Retaliation

Each of the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) laws prohibits retaliation and related conduct: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Title V of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act (Rehabilitation Act), the Equal Pay Act (EPA), and Title […]

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