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Where do I start with I-9 Compliance?

Posted by Michelina Covey | March 31, 2020
HR Compliance

With I-9 audits on the rise, it’s no surprise more employers are conducting self-audits before they get a knock on the door from their friendly Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent.  But...

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New Form W-4 is here…are you ready?

Posted by Michelina Covey | December 18, 2019
HR Compliance

  Just when you thought you had everything figured out, the new Form W-4 makes an appearance to kick off 2020.  Why the change?  What does this mean? Are you ready for the change? Let’s start with “...

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Is Electronic Distribution for You?

Posted by Michelina Covey | September 25, 2019

The benefits renewal season is upon us and so are the many compliance requirements that come along with it.  For any private sector welfare plan that is covered by the Employee Retirement Income...

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Exempt or Non-exempt, which is it?

Posted by Michelina Covey | July 02, 2019
Employee Benefits, HR Compliance

It’s no secret that the FLSA has been a topic of conversation over the last few months.  Where exactly the new threshold will land for exempt employees is yet to be determined, but what does it mean...

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Recreational Marijuana and the Workplace

Posted by Michelina Covey | March 25, 2019
Employee Benefits, HR Compliance

Since have the passage of the Recreational Marijuana Law (Act 86), employers have been wary on what this means for the workplace.  One question we often hear is “does this mean we need to tolerate...

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The EEOC Removes Wellness Program Incentives Limits but Does Not Provide Further Guidance

Posted by Maribeth Spellman | January 09, 2019
Employee Benefits, HR Compliance, Wellness & Cost Containment

In a previous post, we discussed the American Association for Retired Persons (AARP) v. EEOC, federal court opinion which vacated portions of the EEOC’s regulations issued under the Americans with...

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When is Enough, Enough in Health Care? It is Right Now.

Posted by Michael Kilfoyle | December 26, 2018

A few of my teammates and I recently celebrated the impending retirement of David Sichel, a long-time employee of the Vermont League of Cities and Towns.  Dave has one of the brightest minds in our...

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Telemedicine Compliance

Posted by Brenda Sabin | December 19, 2018
Employee Benefits, HR Compliance

As most health plans incorporate telemedicine into their group medical plan, the compliance requirements are generally outlined through their plan documents.  However, for those offering telemedicine...

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September 2018 Newsletter

Posted by | October 11, 2018

Each newsletter our experts cover a wide array of topics. This month's newsletter discusses overuse of health care services, more changes coming from the IRS, tips for hiring the right people, and...

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The IRS is at it Again - More Changes Coming Our Way!

Posted by Brenda Sabin | September 18, 2018
Employee Benefits, HR Compliance

The IRS has been busy this past year! Not only have they sent numerous ACA Employer Shared Responsibility Payment Letters (aka Penalty Letters) for 2015, with the 2016 letters just now being released...

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