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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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DOL Announces Mandatory Poster Changes

Effective August 1st, 2016, employers must post updated versions of the Federal Minimum Wage poster and the Federal Employee Polygraph Protection Act poster.  For those…

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IRS to Accept ACA Filings After June 30 Deadline

The IRS has announced electronic Affordable Care Act (ACA) information returns may continue to be filed after the filing deadline, June 30, 2016. These returns…

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Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Fees

This is a reminder that your 2015 PCORI fee is due July 31, 2016. What is a PCORI fee? The Affordable Care Act (ACA) created…

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DOL Issues Final Overtime Rule

This morning, the Department of Labor announced its long-awaited final regulations, which are poised to greatly expand the number of employees who are eligible for overtime…

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IRS Announces 2017 HSA Limits and Maximums

On April 28, 2016, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Revenue Procedure 2016-28 that provides the 2017 inflation adjusted amounts for HSAs. The IRS 2017…

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OSHA Updates Eye & Face Protection Standard

A final ruling issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) updates requirements for the protection of general industry and construction workers against workplace…

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Health & Human Services Launches HIPAA Audit Program

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the launch of the second phase of its Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) audit…

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