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Employer Takeaways From the FTC’s Proposed Ban on Noncompete Agreements

Employer Takeaways From the FTC’s Proposed Ban on Noncompete Agreements The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently published a proposed rule that would ban noncompete clauses in employment agreements. According to the agency, if the proposed rule becomes…

White House Announces End of COVID-19 Emergency Periods

White House Announces End of COVID-19 Emergency Periods On Jan. 30, 2023, the Biden administration released a statement announcing that it plans to end the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) and national emergency on May…

DOL Issues Guidance on Telework and FMLA Eligibility

DOL Issues Guidance on Telework and FMLA Eligibility The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has published a Field Assistance Bulletin (FAB) that includes guidance on how to apply eligibility rules under the Family and Medical…

Understanding the Difference Between RSV, Flu and COVID-19

Understanding the Difference Between RSV, Flu and COVID-19 Health experts warn of a “tripledemic” surge this winter as Americans face the threat of severe respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), influenza (flu) and COVID-19. In the last…

6 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing a Health Plan

6 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing a Health Plan Health insurance may be one of the most critical annual purchases since it impacts your physical, mental and financial wellness. Unfortunately, selecting a health insurance…

Health FSA Limit Will Increase for 2023

Health FSA Limit Will Increase for 2023 Highlights The IRS announced that the health FSA dollar limit will increase to $3,050 for 2023. Employers may continue to impose their own dollar limit on employee salary…

IRS Announces 2023 Retirement Plan Limits

IRS Announces 2023 Retirement Plan Limits Important Dates: Oct. 21, 2023 – The IRS released the 2023 retirement plan limits. Jan. 1, 2023 – The effective date of the 2023 retirement plan limits. The amount…

Qualified Transportation Fringe Benefit Limits to Increase in 2023

Qualified Transportation Fringe Benefit Limits to Increase in 2023 Highlights: The 2023 monthly limit for transportation in a commuter highway vehicle and transit pass (combined) is $300. The 2023 monthly limit for qualified parking is…

Five Strategies for Reducing Workers’ Compensation Costs

Five Strategies for Reducing Workers’ Compensation Costs When a company experiences significant increases in workers’ compensation costs, it usually triggers internal activities aimed at reducing insurance costs and spending. The key to spending fewer dollars…

Understanding the “Quiet Quitting” Trend

Understanding the “Quiet Quitting” Trend “Quiet quitting” is an emerging trend where workers only do what their job description entails without going above and beyond. Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, many employees shifted…