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Archive | May, 2016

Legal Alert: Beware of FICA-Reduction Arrangements using Wellness Programs

It has come to our attention that certain arrangements are being marketed to employers that are intended to reduce an employer’s FICA obligation by significantly increasing employees’ pre-tax salary reductions.  We want to caution employers against entering into these types of arrangements before having a conversation with an employee benefits attorney who understands them.  This […]

Legal Alert: Final FLSA Overtime Regulations to Take Effect December 1, 2016

The reporting service Bloomberg BNA has reported that the U.S. Department of Labor’s overtime regulations will take effect December 1st, 2016.  The final regulations more than double the existing minimum salary threshold for overtime exemption from $23,660 to $47,476. BNA reported the salary threshold will be updated once every three years, which is a reduction in […]

EEOC Releases Final Rules for Wellness Programs under ADA and GINA

On Monday, May 16, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released final regulations (Final Regulations) under Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) governing wellness programs. The ADA rules cover an employer’s requests for health information from employees and the GINA rules cover […]