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Archive | March, 2015

DOL Issues Final Definition of “Spouse” Under FMLA

The Department of Labor (DOL) has issued its Final Rule revising the definition of “spouse” under the Family and Medical Leave Act. The Final Rule adopts a “place of celebration” rule, consistent with the current DOL interpretation in the context of other federal laws.   Under this “celebration” rule, an employee may take FMLA leave to […]

IRS Releases Final Forms and Instructions for ACA Reporting

In February 2015, the IRS released final forms and instructions related to information reporting under the Affordable Care Act (the “ACA”). These forms include Form 1095-B, Health Coverage, Form 1094-B, Transmittal of Health Coverage Information Returns, Form 1095-C, Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage, and Form 1094-C, Transmittal of Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage. […]

Investing in Employee Health and Wellness

Investing in Employee Health and Wellness It’s often said that to succeed, you have to walk before you run. In the case of C.M. Smith, it might be seen as the other way around: Employees started with a marathon and, in short order, followed that effort by walking themselves toward a wide variety of health and […]