Monthly Archives: October 2017

How to Manage Flexible Schedules

October 23rd, 2017

Work-from-home options are becoming big-ticket items in the battle for work-life balance, but not all offices have the ability to offer this perk. However, some alternatives can help both the employer and the employees. Consider a flexible schedule option. In this scenario, your employees have more control over their work hours but are still required...

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IRS Updates Its Per Diem Rates

October 23rd, 2017

The IRS has released an annual notice that lists and explains the 2017-2018 special per diem rates for taxpayers to use in substantiating the amount of ordinary and necessary business expenses incurred while traveling away from home. These rates run from Oct. 1, 2017, to Sept. 30, 2018. Specifically covered are: The special transportation industry...

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Failure to Track FMLA Time Properly: The Fourth of Five Common FMLA Mistakes

October 23rd, 2017

For many workers, FMLA leave is a necessity, so it’s extremely important that their leave is tracked properly. Two areas employers often encounter difficulty in are calculating the amount of leave an employee is entitled to, and knowing which times can and cannot be counted as FMLA leave. Failure to track properly can be a...

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The ACA Lives – Its Reporting and Filing Requirements Do Too

October 23rd, 2017

With the collapse of the Graham-Cassidy healthcare bill, senate GOP leaders find themselves back at the drawing board in their attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. While, technically, a repeal is still possible in 2017, the odds of success are incredibly slim. As a result, compliance with the ACA’s reporting and filing requirements is...

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BASIC Expands East Coast Presence with Acquisition of COBRA Administration & Health Services, Inc.

October 3rd, 2017

PORTAGE, Mich., Oct. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – BASIC (Benefit Administrative Services International Corporation), the country’s leading provider for third-party employee benefits administration, is pleased to announce the acquisition of COBRA Administration & Health Services, Inc. Established in 1989 and headquartered in Portage, Michigan, BASIC has grown into one of the largest third party administrators in the nation with...

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