DOL Releases Advance Copies of Form 5500 and Related Instructions for 2019

Advanced copies of the Form 5500 Annual Return / Report and its related instructions have been released by the US Department of Labor. Read this blog post from UBA for more information.

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DOL Releases Final Overtime Rule, Effective January 1, 2020

America’s workers have not had an update to overtime regulations in over 15 years. Effective January 1, 2020, the US Department of Labor’s (DOL) final rule made 1.3 million American workers eligible for overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Read this blog post to learn more.

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IRS Releases Draft 2019 Instructions for Forms 1094-B, 1095-B, 1094-C, and 1095-C

The 2019 draft forms for the1094-B and 1095-B forms and the 1094-C and 1095-C forms have been released by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Read this blog post for more information.

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When productivity increases, so do wages

Although worker productivity is increasing, wages are still largely stagnate. There are some that argue that workers’ contributions and wages are not aligned. Read this blog post to learn more about the correlation between productivity and wages.

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Top 4 HR trends to watch this year

What’s in store for HR in 2020? HR departments now look to implement different strategies to maximize employee engagement, increase organizations’ brands internally and externally, and maximize productivity and profitability for employers. Read this blog post for four of the top trends for HR in 2020.

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How to prevent employees from taking advantage of unlimited PTO

Attracting and retaining employees is becoming more and more difficult. One of the best ways to attract and retain top talent is to have competitive benefits, which is starting to include unlimited paid time off and work from home policies. Read this blog post to learn how to prevent employees from taking advantage of PTO.

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Employers should ‘double down’ on tech and benefits data analytics. Most still aren’t

Understanding which health benefits will work best for employees is important to staying ahead of the curve, but only 18 percent of benefits managers believe their organization has the correct tools to utilize data collecting programs. Read this blog to learn more.

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Congress OKs paid family leave for federal workers

A new bill including the benefit of paid family leave for federal employees, regarding the birth or placement of a child, was passed by the House on December 11, 2019. Read this blog to learn more about the bill that will take effect on October 1, 2020.

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Nonprofit launches student debt benefits program for employees

Student loan repayment benefits are being added to employer-sponsored wellness benefits. With the price of college tuition rising, a New York-based nonprofit organization has introduced student loan repayment to their 1,400 employees. Read this blog to learn more.

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