Tag: Final Regulations

IRS Endorses Forfeitures for QNEC, QMAC Contributions in Final Regulations

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and U.S. Treasury Department on July 20 issued final regulations amending the definitions of qualified nonelective contribution (QNEC) and qualified matching contribution (QMAC) for employer-sponsored retirement plans to resolve questions about whether participant forfeitures can be used to fund QNECs and QMACs.

Judge clears way for antiretaliation portion of new OSHA rule

The antiretaliation provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) new electronic record-keeping rule are set to be implemented on December 1 after a Texas federal judge denied a request for a preliminary injunction on November 28. The eventual fate of the rule isn’t known since Judge Sam Lindsay of the U.S. District Court […]

Agencies issue ACA-related regulations addressing contraceptive coverage

On July 10, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), and the U.S. Department of the Treasury issued final regulations on coverage of certain preventive services under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Specifically, the new regulations focus on the ACA’s controversial “contraceptive mandate.” The contraceptive mandate Under […]

Wait Is Finally Over! EEOC Finalizes Regulations Interpreting ADAAA

More than two years after the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) went into effect, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has finalized regulations interpreting the law’s requirements. For the most part, the final regulations provide exactly the type of comprehensive guidance employers were hoping for. In any event, they are a dramatic departure from (and an […]

EEOC Issuing Long-Awaited ADA Regulations

By David S. Fortney, Editor Federal Employment Law Insider Fortney & Scott, LLC More than two years after the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) went into effect, the Equal Employment Opportunity Agency (EEOC) is finally issuing regulations interpreting the law’s requirements. The regulations provide crucial information for employers who, for the past two years, have struggled […]

IRS Releases Roth 401(k) Rules and FAQs

The IRS and Treasury Departments recently published final regulations providing guidance on the new Roth 401(k) plans, along with a handy list of questions and answers about these plans. Designated Roth contributions allow for employees to designate all or a portion of their 401(k) employee deferrals as Roth contributions, which would receive treatment much like […]