Tag: employer


IRS Spells Out Two Available Plan Loan Computations

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on April 20 clarified the two ways defined contribution (DC) plans can calculate maximum participant loan amounts in a memo that should bring some relief to plan sponsors and administrators.


Is the Potential to Contract Ebola a Disability? EEOC Thinks So

A Massage Envy franchise violated federal law when it fired an employee for traveling to Ghana, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The company acted on fears that its massage therapist might contract Ebola and, in doing so, violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the commission has alleged in a lawsuit.


Salaried Employees Miss Work, Too: Handling Absenteeism and Tardiness Issues in California

Increases in absenteeism and tardiness can be especially frustrating when they involve exempt salaried employees because many practices often used to curb those issues may not be permitted. Although it is generally understood that some tactics—e.g., docking an employee’s pay—should not be used to curb chronic absenteeism or tardiness, there are a few other options […]


IRS Raises HSA, HDHP Dollar Limits for 2018

The annual contribution limits for health savings accounts (HSAs) are going up in 2018, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced May 4. The minimum deductibles and maximum out-of-pocket limits for an HSA-eligible high-deductible health plan (HDHP) also will be increased for inflation, according to Revenue Procedure 2017-37.

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Is California Employer Liable for Employee’s Negligence While Driving to Company Yard?

In the following case, an employer required an employee to drive his personal vehicle to the company yard and then drive the company truck from the yard to the jobsite, transporting his coworkers and construction materials in the company truck. One day, the employee injured a motorcyclist while he was driving his own car to […]