Attraction and Retention

Attraction and Retention

Coronavirus Upends the Economy It’s all anyone can talk about, no matter where they live: coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The disease, officially designated a pandemic by the World Health Organization, has swept across the globe over the past several months. Much...
CARES ACT Small Business Loan Guide

CARES ACT Small Business Loan Guide

In response to the American economy reeling from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the federal government recently signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Among other provisions, the Act provides businesses suffering under the...
COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources

The BenefitWorks remains available, and ready to assist our clients during this challenging time. We do hope you are staying well! As always, we will share updates on legislation, compliance, and helpful resources for you and your employees. Here is the latest: IRS...

Coronavirus (COVID 19): New Legislation Update for Employers

There have been a lot of changes and buzzwords coming out of COVID-19 this past week. Here is what you need to know: Legal Update: Coronavirus Bill Requiring Paid Employee Leave Signed Into Law This law goes into effect in 15 days and does affect small employers. ...
Employer Resources Related to the Coronavirus (COVID 19)

Employer Resources Related to the Coronavirus (COVID 19)

As we all try to stay one step ahead of the Coronavirus (COVID 19), the BenefitWorks would like to provide some helpful resources for employers. Click on the links below to download more information: Coronavirus in the Workplace – Compliance Considerations for...
Supreme Court Declines to Expedite ACA Case

Supreme Court Declines to Expedite ACA Case

The United States Supreme Court denied motions to expedite consideration of Texas v. Azar, the lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) individual mandate. This decision follows a federal appeals court ruling that the individual...
HHS Increases Civil Penalties for HIPAA Violations

HHS Increases Civil Penalties for HIPAA Violations

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently published a final rule increasing the civil monetary penalties for violations of laws enforced by HHS, including the HIPAA privacy and security rules. HHS is required to adjust these penalties for inflation...
DOL Updates Regular Rate of Pay Rules

DOL Updates Regular Rate of Pay Rules

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), announced a new final rule that clarifies how to calculate an employee’s regular wage rate under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The final rule became effective on Jan. 15, 2020. Calculating the regular rate is an essential...