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Federal Employment Law Update – January 2018 | Ohio Benefit Consultants

WHD Revises Test for Unpaid InternshipsOn January 5, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) released a Field Assistance Bulletin (FAB No. 2018-2) establishing that the primary beneficiary test, rather than the six-point test, will determine whether interns at for-profit employers are employees under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).The … Continued

Department of Labor Publishes Updated Penalties for OSHA Violations | Ohio Benefit Advisors

On January 2, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published updated, inflation-adjusted penalties for violations of various laws regulated by the DOL and its internal components or divisions, including the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA). The DOL is required to adjust the level of civil monetary penalties for inflation by January 15 each … Continued

DOL cracks down on employer 401(k) issues

The Department of Labor website is overflowing with cases of regulators taking action against employers accused of mishandling employee benefit plans.

401(k) contribution remittance: What’s an employer to do?

See how employers and plan sponsors must stay on top of changes in government regulations and rules.

A Push for Retirement e-Communication

Industry groups are urging DOL to end paper disclosure requirement

Hotter Economy can Spark Retention Challenges

Economic signs are prompting employers to re-evaluate their benefits and retention strategies

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