Monthly Archives: April 2015

Health Reform Questions: Applying Employment Breaks for Schools

April 27th, 2015

Provided by Larry Grudzien Question: A local school district hires Mary, a long-time substitute, to  be a substitute for Jane during Jane’s six week maternity leave and, during that period, credits Mary with 280 hours of service.  Jane then returns and Mary is off work for ten weeks.  At the end of those ten weeks, the district...

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Paying Yourself Too Much? Too Little? Be Ready for an IRS Challenge

April 24th, 2015

It is generally more tax-efficient to be paid a salary than to receive dividends, given that salary expense is deductible and dividends are paid on an after-tax basis. If the IRS thinks some portion of your salary really should be treated as a distribution of profit, that portion would be added to the pool of...

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The Proper Mailing Method of FMLA Certifications

April 24th, 2015

Standard U.S. mail is still looked upon as a reliable service. Nevertheless, employers without dependable third-party administration find it challenging to identify a mailing process that fully complies with DOL (The Department of Labor) regulations. This is fortunately not the case for BASIC’s employers. BASIC’s standardized mailing process, “Certificate of Mailing,” provides evidence that the...

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EEOC Issues Fact Sheet for Small Business to Explain Wellness Regulations

April 20th, 2015

Fact Sheet for Small Business: On April 20, 2015, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will publish a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register that describes how Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to employee wellness programs that are part of group health plans and that include...

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Checklists for Completing Reporting under Code Section 6056 Available

April 13th, 2015

Provided by Larry Grudzien, Attorney-At-Law I have created two checklists to assist in completing Forms 1094-C and 1095-C.  One checklist is for fully insured medical plans and the other is for self-insured medical plans.  These checklists provide guidance on both what information has to be collected and how such information is applied in completing the forms. ...

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