ERISA – Employee Retirement Income Security Act

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A quick overview of ERISA: Company size does not matter; all companies regardless of size are subject to ERISA guidelines. ERISA is a set of DOL (Department of Labor) guidelines that regulate employer sponsored 'health and welfare' benefit plans. Government and Church employers are exempt from ERISA guidelines (must have 501-exempt status, may not elect IRC Section 410 ...
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FMLA Forms Update

Effective March 8, 2013, employers should begin to utilize the updated Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) forms when applicable.  These forms were revised February 2013 and released by the Department of Labor (DOL).  The updated forms are: FMLA Form WH-381 - Notice of Eligibility and Rights & Responsibilities FMLA Form WH-384 - Certification of Qualifying Exigency for Milit...
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DOL Final Rule on FMLA Military Amendments

Effective March 8, 2013, the Department of Labor (DOL) published a Final Rule implementing the changes to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) made by the 2010 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).  The 2010 NDAA, amended the FMLA's military caregiver leave provision to permit eligible employees to take leave to care for certain veterans with a serious injury or illness...
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Notice of Exchanges and Subsidies: Delayed

According to the original Health Care Reform Act, effective March 1, 2013, employers of all sizes were required to provide each newly hired employee with a written notice of the existence of health insurance exchanges and potential subsidies available, Notice of Exchanges and Subsidies. This notice was, subsequently, required to be provided to all current employees. However, on...
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