DOL Issues Revised Optional FMLA Forms

DOL Issues Revised Optional FMLA Forms

The Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has revised the forms employers and employees may use to meet their notification and certification obligations under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). In a July 16, 2020, statement...
DOL Issues Revised Optional FMLA Forms

IRS: Employers Must Report Pay for FFCRA Leave on W-2

Employers are required to report the amount of qualified sick and family leave wages paid to employees under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) on Form W-2, according to guidance from the IRS and the U.S. Treasury Department. The guidance was provided...
DOL Issues Revised Optional FMLA Forms

Remote Verification of Form I-9 Documents Extended to Aug. 19

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced that the exemption for the physical inspection of Form I-9 documents has been extended to Aug. 19, 2020. According to the DHS, this will serve as the final extension. Physical Inspection Employers must...
DOL Issues Revised Optional FMLA Forms

DOL Releases More Q&As on Workplace Laws and Coronavirus

On July 20, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced the agency’s publication of additional guidance on applying federal employment laws in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The guidance is in the form of questions and answers added to sets of Q&As...
Wellness Workplace: Stress

Wellness Workplace: Stress

According to a Gallup poll, 55% of Americans experience stress daily—making the United States one of the most stressed-out nations in the world. While some stress isn’t necessarily bad for employees’ health, chronic stress can cause negative long-term health effects....
FREE Benefit for Dane County Employers

FREE Benefit for Dane County Employers

As Dane county continues to transition into our new normal, The BenefitWorks wants you to be aware of a win-win situation you can create: As a Dane county employer you can offer your employees a FREE dependent care Flexible Spending Account. This is being offered by...
Managing Your Post-coronavirus Reputation

Managing Your Post-coronavirus Reputation

There’s no denying that the COVID-19 pandemic has been disrupting businesses, both small and large, across the globe. Businesses have had to drastically adjust their operations. Once the threat of the coronavirus declines, your business may be ready to open up and...
Employee Leave-sharing Programs and the Coronavirus

Employee Leave-sharing Programs and the Coronavirus

Employers seeking ways to help their employees during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic may want to consider implementing a leave-sharing program. These programs allow employees to donate some of their accrued paid leave time, such as paid time off (PTO), vacation...
Purchase Eligible Products on Amazon with Your HSA or FSA

Purchase Eligible Products on Amazon with Your HSA or FSA

Online retailer Amazon recently announced that you can now use your flexible spending account (FSA) or health savings account (HSA) to purchase eligible medical products on its site. Amazon’s FSA and HSA stores enable you to add your respective health payment card to...
HR Brief: June 2020

HR Brief: June 2020

Federal Agencies Issue COVID-19 Relief for Employee Benefit Plans The Departments of Labor (DOL) and the Treasury (Departments) recently issued deadline relief to help employee benefit plans, plan participants and plan service providers impacted by the COVID-19...