The ETC HR and Compliance Blog

IRS Enforcing Section 6721 Penalties Against ALEs For Form 1094/1095-C Filing Errors

The IRS recently began enforcing US Code Section 6721 again by issuing Notice 972CG to any Applicable Large Employer (ALE) who incorrectly filed Forms 1094/1095-C for the 2017 tax year.

PCOR fees for 2018 are due July 31st. This applies to employers who sponsor self-insured plans or have integrated health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) with their fully insured plans. These employers should be ready to submit their Patient Centered Outcome Research (PCOR) fee payments, using IRS...

A number of prominent Texas lawmakers in alliance with members of the business community fell short in their efforts to counter paid sick leave policies which had been adopted by several cities, Austin, San Antonio and Dallas.  The Legislature closed the doors on its 86th regular session on May 27th.

Applicable Large Employers (ALEs) face a potentially confusing situation when bringing someone back onto their work force, commonly referred to as a rehire; and need to pay attention that they are following two different sets of rules: first, the IRS’ rules on Employer Share...

The prospect of corrective action or termination makes a lot of managers nervous. That’s understandable. For employees, being disciplined or losing their job can be anything from moderately embarrassing to financially devastating, but it’s rarely a happy occasion. For the employers, these actions always come...

For businesses in the “gig”, “on-demand” or the boldly insidious name of “sharing” economies, the U.S. Dept. of Labor (DOL) delivered an early Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)  Christmas gift wrapped in the form of an opinion letter.

The Texas Senate recently unanimously passed legislation to formally change the Texas Insurance Code to harmonize it with the Qualified Small Employer Health Reimbursement Arrangements authorized in the federal 21st Centuries Cure Act passed by Congress in 2016.  By doing so, the legislation also conforms...

A&E Tire pays $60,000 to settle sex discrimination lawsuit; Denver, CO. A&E offered a job to Egan Woodward but did not hire him after learning he was transgender.  Woodward checked the box “female” on his background screening paperwork.  A&E rescinded his offer and hired someone else. ETC...

Even with video conferencing and messaging apps, fully involving remote employees in team and company meetings remains a challenge. There may be no replacing the experience of being physically in the room, but you can take steps to make these meetings more productive and inclusive....