Category: Alerts

The ARPA Act Affects COBRA Subsidy Provisions

COBRA Subsidy Provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act Important Dates: April 1, 2021 ARPA 100% subsidy begins to cover COBRA premiums. Sept. 30, 2021 ARPA subsidy provision for COBRA premiums expires. The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), signed into law March 11, 2021, provides a 100% subsidy of premiums for employer-sponsored group health insurance […]

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The American Rescue Plan

The $1.9 trillion relief bill, known as the American Rescue Plan, has passed Congress and has been signed by President Biden. Highlights of the bill include extended unemployment benefits, direct checks to individuals and more.

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DHS Extends Form I-9 Requirement Flexibility

New Date For I-9 Policy The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced an extension of the flexibility in complying with requirements related to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, due to COVID-19. This temporary guidance was set to expire November 19. Because of ongoing precautions related to COVID-19, DHS […]

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UPDATE: California SB 778 Deadline Extended

The deadline for employee sexual harassment training mandated by the State of California’s SB 778 has been extended. Plan now to educate your employees by the new deadline by using MyHRConcierge’s HRCompli E-Learn service.

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I-9 Alert: ICE Performs Largest Single-state Immigration Raid in U.S. History

Are your I-9s in Order? You are likely aware of the largest single-state immigration raid in history that was performed on August 7, in Mississippi. This is further proof that employers hiring undocumented workers continues to be a hot topic. Worksite investigations focusing on I-9 enforcement increased 255% from FY 2017 to FY 2018. The […]

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EEOC Deadline approaching September 30,2019!

EEOC Component 2 Deadline Approaches on September 30, 2019! On July 1st, 2019, the EEOC sent a letter by USPS notifying companies of the immediate reinstatement of the revised Componenet 2 EEO-1 collection for 2017 and 2018. Why is the EEOC important, you ask? Perhaps the most important role of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission […]

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The Shelby Report: Cybersecurity Combats Cyber Crime

Cybersecurity Tools can Arm Employees to Combat Cyber Villains Workers vital to curb steep cost of cybersecurity breaches No grocer – small or large – is immune to cybersecurity attacks. “80% of U.S. businesses expect a critical breach in 2019,” according to Trend Micro’s Cyber Risk Index (CRI).  The consequences of a data breach to […]

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ALERT: EEOC Pay Data Report: Component 2 Data Now Required for 2017 & 2018

Original Component 2 Required Only Calendar Year 2018 On May 2, 2019, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that qualified employers must now submit calendar year 2017 pay data, as well as 2018 data, for Component 2 of the EEO-1 Survey by the filing date of September 30, 2019. Component 2 includes hours worked, […]

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ALERT: ACA Remains in Effect Despite Justice Department Announcement

DoJ Support of Federal Judge’s Ruling Leaves ACA Requirements Unchanged Despite the March 25th announcement that the U.S. Department of Justice is upholding a Texas federal judge’s ruling that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unconstitutional, the ACA currently remains in effect. DoJ Filing with Court of Appeals On December 14, 2018, district court judge Reed […]

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2018 Employee Withholding Allowance Certificate (W4) Not Yet Released

As of the date of this posting, the 2018 Employee Withholding Allowance Certificate (W4) has not yet been released. A draft of the proposed form can be found HERE. Until the 2018 version of the W4 is released, continue utilizing the 2017 W4. If you should have any questions, please contact us at sales@myhrconcierge.com.

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IRS Releases New Withholding Tables

On January 11, the Internal Revenue Service released the updated income-tax withholding tables for 2018. These tables are adjusted to take into account the changes included in the tax reform law.  Employers should begin utilizing these withholding tables as soon as possible. However, they must begin being used no later than February 15, 2018. The Internal Revenue […]

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