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Compliance

February 15, 2017

How to Safeguard Confidential Employee Information

Identity theft. Data breaches. Privacy laws. These aren’t things you want to hear or talk about it, but unfortunately, they are top of mind for employers and HR professionals. Given the amount of personal employee information employers receive, it makes sense. Let’s think about it: In terms of hiring and onboarding alone, employers already have the following […]

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21st Century Cures Act

January 30, 2017

5 Things Small Businesses Need to Know about the 21st Century Cures Act

This article is for informational purposes and is not meant to provide legal, regulatory, accounting, or tax advice. As the name suggests, the 21st Century Cures Act aims to find medical breakthroughs that will help combat major health challenges. But there’s a lot more to the bill than just that. In fact, the 21st Century […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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). […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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November 14, 2016

Navigating Nashville’s Health Care Marketplace

Deciding which health insurance plan is right for your small business can be complicated and time consuming — but it doesn’t have to be. Zenefits teamed up with the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Nashville Mayor’s Office to present a webinar on November 10th to help small businesses and entrepreneurs navigate the process. […]

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November 9, 2016

FSA Contribution Cap to Increase to $2600 in 2017

Employees can contribute up to $2600 in pre-tax money into their health care flexible spending account (FSA) next year – an increase of $50 from 2016. This news, released in the Revenue Procedure 2016-55 by the IRS on October 25th, is welcomed for employees who have their fair share of health expenses. FSAs help cover […]

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November 8, 2016

How to Classify, Apply, and Comply with FLSA

As an employer, there are many critical laws that you must follow to have a thriving business. One of the most ill-understood among them is the Fair Labor Standards Act, or FLSA, which governs overtime, minimum wage, and child labor law. The Fair Labor Standards Act is the federal law that sets federal minimum wage […]

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compliance - Licensing+ app

October 14, 2016

Updates on Licensing

We’re excited to announce three developments in Zenefits’ ongoing efforts to move forward and lead the industry in licensing compliance. In a keynote address at Dreamforce this week, our CEO David Sacks showcased our new Salesforce app – called Licensing+ – which features best-in-class internal controls for insurance licensure. We previously wrote about these controls […]

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