What is the Roth Catch-Up Contribution change?
Is there a new I-9 form?
Yes, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a new Form I-9, which has been streamlined and shortened, that employers should begin using August 1, 2023. Employers may use the older form (Rev. 10/21/19) through October 31, 2023. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) also issued a final rule that allows employers to implement remote document examination, meeting the needs of today’s remote workforce.
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Are breaks paid to express milk under the new PUMP Act?
Are there accommodations I must provide to a pregnant employee?
Do I have to offer COBRA to an exiting employee?
The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) allows individuals to continue their group health plan coverage in certain situations. COBRA generally applies to group health plans offered by private employers with 20 or more employees. Group medical plans, dental and vision plans, Health FSAs and HRAs are subject to COBRA. Termination of employment would typically be considered a qualifying event to trigger COBRA eligibility.
With hybrid and remote work, am I obligated to reimburse work-related expenses?
The number of lawsuits claiming employers failed to reimburse employee expenses is rising, so ensure you are following federal and state laws. Review your reimbursement policy to ensure you explain what expenses are reimbursable, outline the timing of reimbursement payments, establish who owns devices and equipment, and state what happens to the device when employment ends.
What are the HR trends for 2023?
What are the trends around pay transparency?
Today’s workers want to know what they’ll be paid before interviewing and that they are being compensated fairly compared to their colleagues. Employees also want to clearly understand their career development potential. Some states have passed pay transparency laws requiring the disclosure of salary in job postings while others require it only upon request. Many states and municipalities are joining this movement and it has become a top compensation trend.
Should I revise any policies due to recreational marijuana?
Employers may still ban marijuana from their workplace and prohibit employees from working under the influence of marijuana. Employers should review their existing policies and procedures to ensure compliance. Also, ensure policies prohibit discriminating against authorized medical marijuana users based on their lawful, off-duty use of medical marijuana unless an employer can show that an employee was impaired by marijuana at work.
How can we avoid “quiet quitting” in our business?
Quiet quitting, an emerging trend where employees only do what is in their job description, can be the result of decreased motivation and burnout. Four tips include:
- providing clear expectations with accurate job descriptions and employee handbooks;
- conducting performance reviews to reward and inspire employees and discuss areas for improvement;
- providing learning and development opportunities to increase engagement and motivation; and
- providing resources to managers on good management strategies to increase their effectiveness.