CURRENT NEWS AND
REGULATORY UPDATES

All News & Updates

House Committees Release ACA Replacement Bills

On March 6, 2017, Republican leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives issued two bills to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The…

Read More

North Risk Partners Acquires Commercial Exchange Corporation

North Risk Partners has acquired Commercial Exchange Corporation (CEC), a 65-year-old agency with locations in Freeport and Melrose. The deal, effective Feb. 1, grows North…

Read More

OSHA’s Final Rule on Electronic Reporting Effective Jan. 1, 2017

Dec. 27, 2016 – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) final rule for modernizing injury data collection will go into effect Jan. 1, 2017.…

Read More

Overtime Rule Delayed, Options Employers Face

Nov. 28, 2016 – A Texas federal court judge has issued a nationwide injunction blocking the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) new overtime rule set…

Read More

Due Date for Furnishing ACA Statements Extended

Nov. 22, 2016 – Last Friday, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2016-70, which extends: the due date for furnishing to individuals under Sections…

Read More

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Issues Updated Form I-9

Nov. 21, 2016 – The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, has issued an updated version of…

Read More

OSHA Makes Significant Cuts to Silica Standard Limits

Oct. 19, 2016 – In September, Minnesota’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) adopted the federal administration’s change to the silica standard. The change cuts…

Read More

Final ACA Reporting Forms and Instructions for 2016

Oct. 5, 2016 – The IRS has released final 2016 forms for reporting under Internal Revenue Code (Code) Sections 6055 and 6056. Forms 1094-B and…

Read More

North Risk Partners Acquires Roth Insurance in Annandale

St. Paul, Minn. (Oct. 3, 2016) – North Risk Partners, one of the largest independent insurance agencies in Minnesota, has acquired Roth Insurance Agency, a…

Read More

St. Paul Joins Minneapolis in Passing Paid-Sick Ordinance

Sept. 16, 2016 – Both cities will require employers to extend paid sick leave, effective July 2017. On Wednesday September 7, 2016, St. Paul became…

Read More

Getting Past “Not Horrible”: Addressing Office Bullies is Good for the Bottom Line

St. Paul, Minn. (Sept. 8, 2016) – A Dallas jury recently awarded a verdict of more than a million dollars to a vocational nurse based…

Read More

2016 Draft Instructions for Forms 1094-C and 1095-C Released

On August 1, 2016, the IRS released draft instructions for Forms 1094-C and 1095-C for the 2016 reporting year. While these instructions may not be…

Read More

Interested in attending an upcoming event?

Looking for a Previous Webinar or Event?

Let's work together.