Archive for January 2018

Spending Resolution Affects ACA Taxes, Including Cadillac Tax

January 24, 2018 – On Jan. 22, 2018, President Donald Trump signed into law a short-term continuing spending resolution to end the government shutdown and continue funding through Feb. 8, 2018. The continuing resolution impacts three taxes and fees under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Specifically, the continuing resolution: Delays implementation of the Cadillac tax…

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Telecommuting: The Rules, Dos and Don’ts, and a Sample Policy

May 17, 2018 – About 3.9 million U.S. employees, representing 2.9% of the total workforce, work from home at least half of the time. With a 115% increase in telecommuting between 2005 and 2015, telecommuting has become a widely accepted practice. Working from home, or telework, is best suited for jobs that require independent work,…

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Best Practices for Recruiting and Hiring

April 2018 • St. Paul, MN – Are you in charge or play a part in the recruiting and hiring processes for your company? If so, it may be time for a review of your HR knowledge and expand your skills. Whether you are a current HR Manager or one who wears an HR hat,…

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Best Practices for Recruiting and Hiring

April 2018 • Rochester, MN – Are you in charge or play a part in the recruiting and hiring processes for your company? If so, it may be time for a review of your HR knowledge and expand your skills. Whether you are a current HR Manager or one who wears an HR hat, the…

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Wellness Program Success Stories

March 28, 2018 – Watch this webinar to hear three North Risk Partners clients share their workplace wellness story. Each client will give a broad overview of their respective wellness program (e.g., history, participation, committee framework, etc.), highlight one prominent initiative from their program, and explain how they have effectively leveraged resources available through North Risk…

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Confidentiality, Non-Compete and Non-Solicitation Agreements

February 14, 2018 – Every employer must protect its vital business information, employees, and client base.  This webinar will explore tools employers can use to enforce these protections, including: Confidentiality agreements that cover all types of employer proprietary information such as trade secrets, customer lists and business processes to name just a few. Non-solicitation and…

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New Tax Law Includes Changes for Employee Benefits

January 5, 2018 – On Dec. 22, 2017, President Donald Trump signed into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (Act). The Act makes significant changes to the federal Internal Revenue Code (Code), including changes that impact employee benefits. Effective for 2018: Employers cannot deduct expenses associated with qualified transportation fringe benefit programs; Employees cannot…

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