Posts Tagged ‘compliance’

401(k) Compliance and Enforcement Update

Brandon P. Long Judy Burdg Melissa J. Cottle Within the past year, the Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Department of Labor have issued new guidance impacting 401(k) retirement plans. At the same time, new lawsuits have been filed against plan fiduciaries. The list of rules that plan administrators must keep track of is longer…

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I-9s and Immigration Enforcement

The Trump administration’s efforts to aggressively enforce the nation’s immigration laws now include increased investigations and audits to identify undocumented workers in America’s workplaces. Federal agencies, including Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), have ramped-up their hiring of field office and enforcement personnel to ensure U.S. employers are complying with employment verification and eligibility requirements.

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JurisIQ Learning Center adds Healthcare Law Compliance courses

The JurisIQ Learning Center, an online training service provided by the law firm of McAfee & Taft, has announced the release of its new Healthcare Law Compliance training module for healthcare providers, employers with self-funded health plans, business associates, and other covered entities. With the announcement, McAfee & Taft released an informational video (see video…

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McAfee & Taft publishes video series from EmployerLINC2014 seminar

McAfee & Taft has made available, at no cost, videos of the presentations from its recent labor, employment and employee benefits seminar, EmployerLINC2014. More than 1,000 business owners, executives, human resources professionals and benefits managers signed up to attend, resulting in a capacity crowd at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City on…

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EMPLOYEE BENEFITS ALERT » HHS announces new risk assessment tool for HIPAA security compliance

Recently, the Department of Health and Human Services released an interactive security risk assessment tool intended to assist employers who sponsor self-insured group health plans in complying with their HIPAA security rule obligations. As background, HIPAA requires self-insured group health plans and their business associates to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of their electronic…

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