Directions newsletter is a monthly publication of the Benefits and HR Consulting practice of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. The March 2018 issue includes articles about IRS revised inflation adjustments for 2018, new IRS guidance on transportation assistance plans, FDA comments on drug prices, Luxembourg leave laws, impact of the tax cuts act on retirement plans, recent court decisions, proposed regulations for short-term health insurance, a state law update, and several important reminders.
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Join us for a free one-hour webinar for those in the transportation and food & agribusiness industries. Topics discussed will include: Auto insurance market update, loss prevention and claim mitigation.
This Weekly Market Update reviews the top three market headlines: President Imposes Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum Imports, Strong Jobs Reports and Service Sector Remains Strong.
We have all seen the statistics from the NFPA regarding deaths, injuries and property loss from structure fires. Whether you have existing fire sprinklers, or have plans to retrofit fire sprinklers to existing facilities, following are a few tips to improve the odds that the sprinklers will function when there is a fire, and not otherwise.
As the incidents of workplace shootings tragically continue to mount, society is searching for solutions to stem the tide. The answer is complex involving societal values, constitutional rights, legal liabilities, insurance coverage and a host of other issues.
Understanding and administering an employee benefits program in light of the expanding federal and state recognition of same-sex marriage is crucial. This guide provides general information on recognition of same-sex marriage within an organization’s employee benefit program. This document was updated on March 9, 2018.
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act imposes an excise tax on hospitals, healthcare systems, and other tax-exempt employers for providing compensation in excess of $1 million to any individual and for paying "excess parachute payments." The good news is that restructuring or changing certain executive benefit plans can minimize or eliminate the tax, but you must act soon. Join our upcoming free webinar to determine if your organization is affected now, or potentially in the future. You’ll learn how the new excise tax works and solutions to mitigate it.
Tracking various laws and regulations which impact employee benefits can divert time and resources from your core functions such as recruiting top talent, developing strategic benefits and compensation programs, and meeting cost targets. After all, it takes a lot of work to sustain a destination workplace that attracts, retains, and engages the right people to increase your organization’s productivity and growth. How can you keep pace with evolving legislative and regulatory initiatives and still have the time, resources, and drive to sustain a destination workplace?
This Weekly Market Update reviews the top three market headlines: New Fed Chairman Shares His Views, U.S. Oil Inventories Begin to Build and U.S. Companies Hike Payouts
Cal/OSHA regulations are enforced by a state agency in administrative litigation. A new Supreme Court decision, Solus Industrial Innovations, Inc. v. Superior Court, allows employees allegedly suffering injuries caused by Cal/OSHA violations to sue for unfair business practices.