Monthly Archives: April 2009

IRS Releases Further Guidance on the COBRA Premium Assistance Subsidy

April 2nd, 2009

Published April 2009 On March 31, 2009, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) released Notice 2009-27 providing extensive guidance on a number of different areas regarding the COBRA assistance premium subsidy under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (“ARRA”). The Notice contains a brief background explanation with fifty-eight (58) questions and answers. In the...

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The ABC’s for an EEOC Complaint

April 2nd, 2009

Published April 2009 According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), during the 2008 fiscal year, the number of workplace discrimination charge filings jumped 15 percent compared to the prior year resulting in 95,402 filings. The EEOC enforces discriminatory employment laws, such as discrimination based on age, race, gender, sexual orientation, and disability. While...

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How the new FMLA regulations affect your company

April 1st, 2009

Published April 2009 The Department of Labor (DOL) has recently issued new regulations providing some interpretation of FMLA , which took effect on January 16, 2009. These regulations were intended to provide clarity to workers and employers regarding their rights and responsibilities under the Act. So what does this mean for employers? It provided clarity...

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