August 2015 Issue Highlights
- August 2015 note from the editor
- Profile: Sally C. Roberts, MBA, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Director of SHRM Georgia State Council
- Highlights of 2015 SHRM Conference in Las Vegas
- Wimberly Lawson 2015 Labor & Employment Law Update Conference November 5-6 in Knoxville
- Littler 2015 Southeast Employer Conference
- 14th Annual ARSHRM Employment Law & Legislative Conference
- SHRM Georgia 2015 State Conference
- 31st Annual KYSHRM Annual Conference September 23-25 in Louisville
- 23rd Annual TNSHRM Conference October 7-9 in Chattanooga
- Attack Bullying Without Being Attacked
- Standout 2.0 – A Book Review
- SHRM-Memphis HR Excellence Awards
- 50,000 HR Professionals Have Obtained SHRM Certification
- Are Your Employees Prepared for Long-Term Care Expenses?
- To 1095-B or 1095-C? That is the question.
- Your Top Retirement Plan Compliance Issues – According to the IRS and the DOL
- Management Smackdown: the Proposed FLSA Regs!
- Background Screening: Who is the Unseen Risk to Your Workplace?
- Audit Your Auditor: DOL Study Calls for Better Scrutiny
- Healthcare Reform: Access versus Affordability
- Time-Keeping 101: There’s No Time Like the Correctly Recorded Time
- The NLRB Continues to Expand Its Reach into Joint Employment Relationships
- 7 Habits of People Who are Happy at Work
- Optimism vs. Realism: Being Ready for “What If”
- Immigration-Related Agencies Issue Record Fines
New Law Doubles ACA Penalties
(June 29, 2015) A new law effective June 29, 2015 called the The Trade Preferences Ace that became law on June 29, 2015, doubles per-employee penalties on applicable large employers for failing to file Affordable Care Act (ACA) information returns with the IRS starting in 2016, or failing to furnish employees with payee statements about their health care coverage.
Congress amended IRS sections 6721 and 6722 to increase the penalties associated with failure to properly file information returns or provide payee statements. Some reporting requirements apply to all employers regardless of size that provide self-insured health coverage to their employees.
The increased penalties will apply to Forms W-2 and the 1099-series, as well as ACA-required employer shared responsibility and minimum essential coverage reporting forms.
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