Legal Corner – January 2018

Legal Corner – January 2018

Welcome to the Trüpp Legal Corner designed to keep business leaders informed of critical employment legislation and case law.

Employment Law Updates | Trupp HR

Expected increase of Form I-9 worksite enforcement

The current administration has indicated that the number of Form I-9 employment eligibility verification audits will significantly increase over the course of the next year. All employers are subject to an audit from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) at any time.

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Deadline extended to supply ACA forms to employees

The IRS has extended the due date for distributing health coverage information forms to employees to March 2, while the deadlines for filing these forms goes unchanged.

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DOL adopts “primary beneficiary test”

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has implemented a seven-factor “primary beneficiary test” to support a more relaxed approach for unpaid internships. With these new guidelines in place, the primary effect will likely be on non-profits, who will be more comfortable establishing unpaid internship programs.

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DOL proposes rule to expand association health plans for small businesses

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has proposed a rule that would grant small businesses the ability to join and purchase health insurance without some of the requirements that state laws and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) impose.

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