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5 Steps Employers Should Take to Ensure Compliance with DOMA Ruling

The U.S. Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service announced new tax rules which went into effect in mid-September, giving same-sex couples all of the federal rights entitled to opposite-sex couples, including workplace benefits. This announcement followed the U.S. Supreme Court striking down a provision of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) that denied same-sex couples Read More

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Employment Law Made Un-Scary: Independent Contractors

In this month’s continuing series on demystifying employment law, we focus on some of the most common and often confusing employment legalities. As we stressed yesterday, small businesses have it hard enough having to tackle the problems of the slow economic recovery and the uncertainty brought forth by the upcoming elections and looming fiscal cliff. Read More

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Medicare Part D Creditable/Non-Creditable Coverage Notice Deadline is Approaching

Reminder: Deadline for Medicare Part D Creditable/Non-Creditable Coverage Notices Approaches Plan sponsors that offer prescription drug coverage must provide notices of creditable or non- creditable coverage to Medicare-eligible individuals before each year’s Medicare Part D annual enrollment period. Many plan sponsors fulfill this obligation by including the notices in their annual enrollment materials or in separate Read More