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Obama-era Guidance Rescinded by Justice Department

On Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded guidance from the Obama administration that adopted non-interference policies with marijuana-friendly state legislations. Although many states have either legalized or decriminalized marijuana use, federal law still considers marijuana to be an illegal drug.

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Virginia Employer Recordkeeping Requirements

Federal laws, such as the Federal Insurance Contributions Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Equal Pay Act and the Civil Rights Act, impose recordkeeping duties on employers. Recordkeeping duties include creating, updating and preserving information

Virginia law also imposes several recordkeeping requirements on employers that operate in addition to or in conjunction with federal requirements. […]

ELD Transition Guidance

The FMCSA published this chart and accompanying frequently asked questions to facilitate compliance with the ELD final rule. The document also provides information regarding a 90-day temporary waiver from the ELD requirement for transporters of agricultural commodities, formal guidance specifically pertaining to the existing Hours-of-Service exemption for the agricultural industry, and guidance on the “personal […]

Benefits of D&O Insurance for Nonprofits

Nonprofit organizations provide essential social services that benefit the community and their members. These organizations cannot survive without a board of directors to make major decisions on behalf of the organization.

However, even when acting in good faith, directors and officers of nonprofits expose themselves to risks with each decision they make on behalf of their […]

Benefits of Non-owned Auto Liability Insurance

Regardless of the industry you operate in, it’s likely your employees need to operate vehicles for tasks like client visits, product deliveries and product pickups. While larger organizations often provide insured company vehicles to their staff for daily use, small and medium-sized businesses often don’t have that luxury.

If employees use personal vehicles for business-related activities […]

Court Vacates EEOC’s Wellness Rules for 2019

On Dec. 20, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia vacated key provisions of the EEOC final rules for employer-sponsored wellness plans. However, to avoid disruption to employers, the court stayed its ruling until Jan. 1, 2019. This Compliance Bulletin summarizes the court’s ruling and provides action steps for employers.

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New Tax Law Includes Changes for Employee Benefits

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act includes federal tax law changes that impact employee benefits. For example, effective for 2018, employees can no longer receive tax-free reimbursements of moving expenses or bicycle commuting costs. Also, the new law creates a temporary tax credit for employers that provide paid family and medical leave. This Compliance Bulletin […]

Life Events That Affect Your Life Insurance Needs

Insurance is critical for nearly every stage of life. Seeking coverage should be an active process, and individuals shouldn’t assume their insurance needs remain steady over time. In order to ensure adequate coverage, contact your insurance broker if you’re affected by the life events listed in this document.

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Thyroid Health

This Live Well, Work Well flyer discusses the importance of a healthy thyroid and specifically takes a look at the types of thyroid disease—hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism.

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Winter Storms

Use these tips to refresh your knowledge on winter storm preparation.

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