Category Archives: Industry Update

The IRS Announces 2025 HSA Limits

The IRS has announced the 2025 inflation-adjusted amounts for Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) as determined under the Internal Revenue Code.  For 2025, the annual limit on HSA contributions for an individual with self-only coverage under a high deductible health plan (HDHP) is $ 4,300, up from $ 4,150 for 2024. The annual limit on HSA contributions for […]

DHS Progresses the Development of E-Verify+ 

As we previously reported, E-Verify+ is under development and will be released as a pilot program providing users the opportunity to give feedback. In an updated announcement, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has launched E-Verify+. This trial launch will bring the agency one step closer to the official rollout of E-Verify+.  E-Verify+ will integrate the Form I-9 […]

OSHA’s Updated Hazard Communication Standard

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently finalized a Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) update. This update, effective July 19, 2024, aims to improve worker safety by aligning the HCS with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). What does this mean for you as an employer?  The updated HCS primarily affects […]

Changes Coming to Federal Agency Reporting Categories

On March 28, 2024, the White House announced the federal government is making key revisions to the questions agencies use to collect information on race and ethnicity that will have implications for employers as they use these categories for federal reporting compliance and recordkeeping purposes, as well as affirmative action obligations for covered federal contractors and subcontractors.  […]

The Future of Work is Here: US DOL’s AI Principles for Employers 

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly transforming workplaces, and the US Department of Labor (DOL) is taking a proactive approach. Their recently released “AI Principles for Developers and Employers” outlines a roadmap for harnessing AI’s benefits while protecting workers. Embracing the DOL’s AI Principles can help to ensure AI is used ethically and responsibly in the […]

Important Update for Employers: State Minimum Wage Increases

Several states are implementing new minimum wage increases that take effect on July 1, 2024, and beyond. Employers must stay informed about these changes to ensure compliance and make necessary adjustments in their payroll systems. Below is a summary of the key updates and recommended next steps for employers.  Increases Effective July 1, 2024  Increases […]

Reminder: California Workplace Prevention Plan Requirements Take Effect Soon 

On March 5, 2024, Cal/OSHA, the state’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health, released a much-anticipated model Workplace Violence Prevention Plan (WVPP) for general industry employers providing a framework for employers to develop and implement their own WVPPs. This follows the passage of Senate Bill 553 in 2023, which mandated the creation and implementation of these plans […]

Connecticut Paid Sick Leave Law Changes Effective January 1, 2025

Starting January 1, 2025, significant changes to the Connecticut Paid Sick Leave Law take effect under CT HB 5005. These amendments aim to expand employee benefits and provide greater flexibility in using paid sick leave. Employers must understand these changes and take the necessary steps to ensure compliance. Here’s an overview of the amended law and recommended […]