HR Updates

Here are the most important updates that have come across our desks. Click on an update title to read more.

April 2019 – Newsletter – EEO-1 Filing Extension, Employee Engagement, BLS Family Leave Data, Job Interviews

Monthly Newsletter by HofgardBenefits April 2019 Deadline Extended for EEO-1 Filing from March to May 31, 2019 The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has extended the deadline for employers to submit EEO-1 Reports for 2018. The reports are now due by May 31, 2019. What is the EEO-1 Report?  The EEO-1 Report is a federally […]

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January 2019 – Newsletter Health FSA Limit Increase, Gen Z, and Resolutions

Monthly Newsletter by HofgardBenefits January 2019 Health FSA Limit to Increase in 2019 The ACA imposes a dollar limit on employees’ salary reduction contributions to health flexible spending arrangements (health FSAs) offered under cafeteria plans. This dollar limit is indexed for cost-of-living adjustments and may be increased each year. New Limit Amount In November 2018, the […]

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May 2018 – Newsletter -FAQs on Paid Family and Medical Leave Tax Credit Released

Monthly Newsletter by HofgardBenefits May 2018 FAQs on Paid Family and Medical Leave Tax Credit Released The Internal Revenue Service has released FAQs on the Paid Family and Medical Leave Tax Credit, which certain employers can soon claim based on wages paid to employees on family and medical leave. The tax credit is effective for […]

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March 2018 – Newsletter- 2018 Federal Tax Withholding Guidance Released

Your Monthly Newsletter from HofgardBenefits Monthly Newsletter by HofgardBenefits March 2018 2018 Federal Tax Withholding Guidance Released The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released Publication 15 (Circular E), Employer’s Tax Guide, for use in 2018. This publication: Details employers’ federal tax responsibilities; Explains the federal requirements for withholding, depositing, reporting, paying, and correcting employment taxes; Lists […]

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January 2018 Newsletter – IRS Releases New Income Tax Withholding Tables

Your HR Updates from HofgardBenefits HR Updates by HofgardBenefits January 12, 2018 Tables Must be Used No Later Than Feb. 15 The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released Notice 1036, Early Release Copies of the 2018 Percentage Method Tables for Income Tax Withholding. The notice updates the income-tax withholding tables for 2018, reflecting changes made by the […]

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November 2017 Newsletter – 2017 Forms 1094 & 1095 Now Available

Monthly Newsletter by HofgardBenefits November 2017 2017 Forms 1094 & 1095 Now Available The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released the final forms and instructions for Forms 1094 and 1095 for calendar year 2017 reporting. Employers are required to report in early 2018 for calendar year 2017. 2017 Forms and Instructions The following calendar year 2017 […]

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September 2017 – Newsletter – DOL Releases Updated Model CHIP Notice

Your Monthly Newsletter from HofgardBenefits Monthly Newsletter by HofgardBenefits September 2017 DOL Releases Updated Model CHIP Notice An updated model notice for employers to provide information on eligibility for premium assistance under Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is now available for download from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). Click here to download […]

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August 2018 – Newsletter – New I-9 Form

Your Monthly Newsletter from HofgardBenefits Monthly Newsletter by HofgardBenefits August 2017 USCIS Releases New Form I-9 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released a new version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. By September 18, 2017, employers must use only the new version. Compliance Dates for New Form I-9 The new Form I-9 features a revision date […]

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New Form I-9 and Form I-9 Instructions

HR Updates by HofgardBenefits July 17, 2017 USCIS Releases New Form I-9 and Form I-9 Instructions U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released a new version of and instructions for Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. By September 18, 2017, employers must use only the new version. Compliance Dates for New Form I-9 The new Form I-9 features a […]

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July 2017- Newsletter

Your Monthly Newsletter from HofgardBenefits Monthly Newsletter by HofgardBenefits July 2017 OSHA Not Currently Accepting Electronic Submissions of Form 300A Information The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced that it is not accepting electronic submissions of information from 2016 Forms 300A at this time. As a result, OSHA has proposed extending the July […]

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