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small business regulations

January 25, 2017

Small Businesses Struggle with Regulations – and it’s Costing them $83K

It’s no secret that starting a business is hard – and like a new marriage, the first year tends to be the hardest. But, did you know that regulatory issues are a huge reason why small businesses struggle so much? In fact, small business owners pay an average of over $83,000 in regulatory costs during […]

Minimum Wage Increases

January 6, 2017

Minimum Wage Increases for 4.4 Million Workers in 2017

As we entered 2017, some 4.4 million workers across the country were celebrating pay increases in addition to a new year, according to the Economic Policy Institute. The celebrations come as a result of minimum wage increases that went into effect on January 1st in 19 states, including California, Washington, and New York. There were also […]

PEO Considerations

December 12, 2016

2017 Healthcare Updates: What Can We Expect?

Regardless of your political affiliation, the new year promises to bring us a plethora of changes to the healthcare marketplace. Let’s take a look at some of those opportunities and join the speculation that is rampant in all forms of journalistic endeavor. First, let’s address the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). […]


November 23, 2016

FLSA Overtime Rule Blocked

A federal judge blocked the December 1st rollout of the Department of Labor rule that would increase the minimum salary threshold (from $23,660 to $47,476) for the “white collar” exemption from overtime pay. The ruling took place on November 22nd, just 10 days before the new overtime rule was supposed to go into effect. The […]


November 22, 2016

IRS Extends ACA Reporting Deadline for Employers

Employers received a 30-day extension to distribute the 2016 ACA Reporting Forms to employees, according to IRS Notice 2016-70, released on November 18th. Specifically, the due date to distribute the 2016 ACA Reporting Forms 1095-B (Health Coverage) and 1095-C (Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage), was pushed from January 31, 2017 to March 2, 2017. […]


November 16, 2016

11 FLSA FAQs – What You Need to Know

The U.S. Department of Labor announced sweeping changes to certain provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which are scheduled to go into effect on December 1, 2016.  Specifically, the updated regulations increase the salary threshold below which most white-collar, salaried workers are entitled to overtime. This impacts about 4.2 million workers, who may […]