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ACA Best Practices: Annual Reporting Accuracy & Strategic Employee Communications

ACA Best Practices: Annual Reporting Accuracy & Strategic Employee Communications

If you were an Applicable Large Employer (ALE) for tax year 2015, you’ve likely made it through your first year of annual health care reporting. Just as you were breathing a sigh of relief after filing last year’s forms, the process is starting all over again – and seems destined to continue every year from now on. There are lessons to be learned from the 2015 filings, as well as making sure that you are aware of the changes that will apply for 2016. Additionally, since this is only the second year your full-time employees will be receiving a Form 1095-C, a communications plan is the key to your success. It’s time to start thinking about how developing and delivering the right tools in conjunction with effective benefits communications and year end communications to drive awareness and engagement. Join our event on October 25th at either 11AM or 3PM with other HR execs like yourself and get critical insights on how you can prepare for the impact of recent...

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Time Off, ACA Regulations and Your Small Business Clients

Time Off, ACA Regulations and Your Small Business Clients

John Haslinger, Vice President of Strategic Advisory Services recently caught up with Taija Sparkman, Assistant Editor of CPA Practice Advisor while they were both at the Midwest Accounting Show, in Chicago, IL on August 23. They discussed how the Affordable Care Act continues to be a challenge for many business owners and how, as a trusted advisor, accountants can help them better understand this complex regulation and its IRS reporting requirements. “There is a real opportunity for accountants to be more consultative in how they approach the ACA with their clients. ACA compliance is a huge burden for businesses with less than 200 employees and they may not have the same resources as larger corporations. By differentiating in services for small businesses and knowing who the key players are in the field, accounting professionals have a real opportunity to provide value-added service to their clients,” said Haslinger. To learn more, read: Time Off, ACA Regulations and Your Small Business Clients Share this:Click to email (Opens in new window)Click to...

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From Hire to Retire to Compliance? ADP’s CFO on Why Compliance Has Never Been More Important

From Hire to Retire to Compliance? ADP’s CFO on Why Compliance Has Never Been More Important

If it seems like there are a lot of new regulations lately, you’re right. Last year alone, the U.S. Federal Register logged 3,378 final rules and regulations, from the IRS, FLSA and DOL. And many of these regulations impact businesses – and specifically touch at least one aspect of the “hire-to-retire” spectrum. In other words, if your job description includes payroll tax, employment verification services, wage garnishments or benefits administration, your job description should also include compliance. Despite the increasing volume of regulations and potential impact on businesses, there is still a lack of action, and in some cases, understanding, on what needs to be done to comply. Consider these stats: According to ADP research, only 25 percent of small businesses and 50 percent of midsized business are aware of new federal overtime requirements, which are currently set to go into effect on December 1, 2016 via FLSA. For ACA, the ADP Employer Confidence Report found that more than half of midsized companies (52%) and nearly half of large...

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SHRM: A Tale of Two Cities Where Big Data Meets HR Meat and Potatoes

SHRM: A Tale of Two Cities Where Big Data Meets HR Meat and Potatoes

Don Weinstein, Senior Vice President, Product Management

Reflecting on my experiences at the most recent SHRM® Annual Conference and Exposition reminds me of the classic novel “A Tale of Two Cities.” On the one hand, today’s HR leaders are immersed in a technological revolution consisting of disruptive and innovative new solutions. On the other hand, those same leaders are managing through an unprecedented wave of compliance challenges. More than 15,000 attendees were encouraged to “Find Your BreaktHRough Moment” in Washington, D.C., by gaining insights from sessions on topics, such as analytics and benchmarking, talent management, benefit services, mobile solutions, time and labor management, multinational solutions, tax and compliance, and pay card solutions. Of those, more than 2,400 visited the ADP booth where we conducted more than 300 solution demos. It’s always fascinating to observe the rate and pace of change in the HR industry and its appetite for adopting new technology. But while clients are striving for innovation, the Affordable Care Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and other related compliance challenges were also top of...

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Controlling Costs Under the New Overtime Rules

Controlling Costs Under the New Overtime Rules

Recent changes to the nation’s overtime pay rules will make 4.2 million currently exempt workers eligible for overtime pay. According to the U.S. administration, the Department of Labor’s (DOL) changes will help grow middle-class wages and put $12 billion in the pockets of U.S. workers over the next 10 years. Complying with these sweeping changes means businesses will have to spend more in payroll, administrative and legal fees. So what can you do to help your business control costs? Meg Ferrero, Vice President and Assistant General Counsel of ADP’s Major Accounts division shares some tips with FEI. Read more here. Share this:Click to email (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Share on Facebook (Opens in new...

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