Monthly Archives: August 2011

Join our FMLA Blog on LinkedIn

August 30th, 2011

 Published August 2011 BASIC sponsors a LinkedIn FMLA Blog dedicated to providing an open forum for discussion, advice, claim management, and regulatory update for the FMLA.  The blog is for information exchange exclusive to FMLA with Sales and promotions of services and products restricted.  A labor attorney who is a member of this blog recently wrote “this...

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New Tax Law Did NOT Repeal 1099 Reporting Requirements

August 30th, 2011

Published August 2011 Despite efforts by some members of Congress, the burdensome 1099 reporting requirements for businesses and rental property owners were not repealed as part of the new law passed on December 17, 2010. And Congress has adjourned for the year so a repeal of the requirements will now have to wait for the...

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Ground-Breaking Social Media Case May Provide Guidance for Employers

August 30th, 2011

Published August 2011 The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is championing the cause of the employee who allegedly lost her job because of online postings on a social media Web site. It appears to be the first case of its kind to proceed this far. An administrative law judge is scheduled to hear the case...

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COBRA Violations Excise Tax Is a Reality and Costly

August 30th, 2011

Published August 2011 Since 1989, failures to comply with the continuation coverage requirements of COBRA have potentially triggered excise taxes under IRC § 4980B on those responsible for the error, equal to $100 per affected person, per day. However the Internal Revenue Service rarely imposed and collected the tax and there previously has been no...

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Impact of Same Sex Marriage Laws on Employers

August 30th, 2011

Published August 2011 New York State’s recent legalization of same-sex marriage is the latest notice to employers that providing benefits to married employees is getting more complicated. And unless employers monitor their state’s marriage and partnership laws and keep their benefits policies up-to-date, the employers risk violating laws and discriminating against newly-protected employees and their...

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Train for a Social Media Attack

August 30th, 2011

Published August 2011 Let’s say you just received word that your company’s Facebook page, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts are under attack by disgruntled customers posting derogatory messages about your products or services. Or perhaps commentators are criticizing the actions of a contractor, a proposed merger or perceived bad service from one of your employees. What do you...

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