Entries by BASIC Admin

BASIC ERISA Essentials & HR Assist Lite

May 22 – 2:00 to 2:30 PM EDT Register for the webinar here After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. BASIC ERISA Essentials & HR Assist Lite – Learn more about BASIC’s Compliance Services BASIC’s Regional Directors, Marisha Taylor, and Chris Eckert, will be covering the benefits of […]

DOL Revisits Overtime Rule in Proposal

On March 7, the Department of Labor released a proposed rule that would raise the so-called salary-level threshold for white-collar exemptions to $35,308 per year from $23,660. This means that the vast majority of employees earning under the threshold would need to be paid overtime – unless they are given raises that put them above the […]

The FMLA assistance with the Ease you’ve been waiting for…

The ever-changing leave management landscape is proving to be an administrative headache for employers. The Family and Medical Leave Act is a law that requires covered employers with 50+ employees to provide job-protected and unpaid leave for qualified medical and family reasons. These include pregnancy, adoption, foster care placement of a child, personal or family […]

FSA: Flexible Spending Accounts – What employers need to know

What is an FSA? A flexible spending account (FSA) is an employer sponsored benefit that allows employees to set aside money on a pre-tax basis for qualified medical, dental, vision, and/or child care expenses. By electing to contribute to an FSA, employees can save between 15%-40% on their taxes. Additionally, by offering this benefit, employers save 7.65% (the combined […]

Have You Heard about BASIC’s Free Webinars?

It’s true, some of the best things in life are free. Here at BASIC we host a variety of FREE educational webinars catering to those who are eager to learn more about the dynamic HR industry. With over 10,000+ attendees each year, we provide the most current laws and regulations covering complex issues such as […]

New Michigan Paid Medical Leave Act

On September 5th, 2018 the Michigan Legislature adopted the Michigan Earned Sick Time Act. Michigan Legislature later revised this act during the 2018 lame duck session and the governor signed the changes into law on December 14th, 2018.  The new name for this act is called the Paid Medical Leave Act.  The Paid Medical Leave […]

Volunteer Time Off: A New Type of PTO

Volunteer time off is when an employer provides employees with PTO to be used for the purpose of donating their time to a nonprofit cause. If employees want to take time off to volunteer they can be paid for it without cutting into their available vacation, sick or personal time. How popular are VTO policies? […]

Costly Common COBRA Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1986, commonly known as COBRA, provides for continuation of existing group health plan coverage for qualifying employees, covered spouses, and covered dependents. Employers who must comply with this law meet the following qualifications: they employ 20 or more employees on at least 50% of the typical workweek days. […]

HR Highlights of 2018

January: With one year until the current wellness regulations end, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says it will take a “wait and see” approach to forming new guidelines, leaving employers in a legal grey area. In a private sector move, Amazon.com, Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan Chase announce a new collaborative to tackle health care […]