Understanding the Affordable Care Act

Clearing Up Confusion over ACA Reporting Documents

CJC Benefits, HR News, Legislative Updates

Health coverage forms due to employees by Mar. 31 The deadline for employers to provide their employees with IRS Forms 1095-B and 1095-C is fast approaching. As 2016 is the first year under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that employers must report information to the IRS about the health care coverage offered to employees and distribute copies of the appropriate …

EEOC EEO-1 Form

Still Time to Weigh In on EEOC Proposal to Collect Pay Data

CJC Compliance, HR News

EEOC’s EEO-1 Report Changes Proposal Employers have until April 1 to submit comments on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC’s) proposed changes to its EEO-1 report, increasing employers’ data collection and reporting burdens. The EEOC proposal, announced in January 2016, would require employers with 100 or more employees to submit W-2 earnings data and actual hours worked for all employees …

Protect Your W-2s from Data Thieves

Protect Your W-2s from Data Thieves

CJC Employment, HR News

Several more companies have fallen prey to W-2 phishing scams in the three weeks since the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) warned about such attacks on March 1, 2016. The IRS alerted human resource and payroll departments that cyber-criminals, posing as company executives, would attempt to lure HR employees to e-mail them sensitive payroll data, including W-2s, containing workers’ Social Security …

Full Employment Says Who

“Full Employment”, says who?

CJC Employment, HR News

Our thanks to Joseph Coombs with SHRM for including CJC HR Services in this article: By Joseph Coombs  SOCIETY OF HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 3/7/2016 The U.S. unemployment rate of 4.9 percent in January 2016—a level not seen in nearly eight years—has spawned a discussion in the media and among economists on whether we are getting closer to “full employment.” Loosely defined, full …

Employee Monitoring

Firms step up employee monitoring at work

CJC Employer Trends, HR News, Performance Management

Our thanks to Katie Johnston with The Boston Globe for including CJC HR Services in this article: By Katie Johnston GLOBE STAFF  FEBRUARY 19, 2016 A decade ago, companies that wanted to track workers’ activities could quietly count employees’ computer keystrokes, record the websites they visited, and read their e-mail. But as technology improves, and digital distractions multiply, employee monitoring …

E-Verify

USCIS Proposes Modifications to E-Verify

CJC Compliance, HR News, Legislative Updates

E-Verify is an internet based system operated by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in partnership with Social Security Administration (SSA). All federal contractors and vendors are required to use E-Verify to confirm employee eligibility to work in the United States. E-Verify is free and available in all 50 states. Some states have passed laws making E-Verify mandatory …

What Does Culture and Engagement Mean to You

What Does Culture and Engagement Mean To You?

CJC Employer Trends, HR News, Work Culture

Deloitte University Press recently published the results of its’ Human Global Capital Trends 2015 survey, of more than 3300 business leaders across 106 countries – one of the largest and most accurate reports available. The results are based on assessments of each organization’s readiness to meet the specific talent challenges facing the HR world today. Employee engagement and culture was …

Affordable Care Act Compliance

Penalties Strike Hard for ACA Noncompliance

CJC Employment, HR News, Legislative Updates

When the Trade Preferences Extension Act came into law on June 29, 2015, many overlooked a small provision to amend Internal Revenue Code sections 6721 and 6722. As it turns out, this provision will double per-employee penalties, starting in 2016, for applicable large employers who fail to properly file Affordable Care Act (ACA) information returns with the IRS or fail …

What NYC Employers Must Know About Sick Leave

CJC HR News, Legislative Updates

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has approved sweeping legislation which will extend the right to paid sick leave to 500,000 employees starting April 1, 2014. The law is one of the first of what is expected to be many reforms aimed at raising wages and benefits for more New Yorkers. “From Day One of this administration, we’ve made …

Ban on Credit Checks

New York City Bans “Unfair” Credit Checks by Employers

CJC HR News, Legislative Updates

Adding another concern to a long list of employer headaches, NYC has instituted a ban on using credit checks to screen applicants. The law, sponsored by Councilman Brad Lander, will take effect in 120 days. Advocates have pressed politicians on the credit check issue with concerns that it unfairly disqualifies law-abiding applicants from potential employment. However, with job placement having dropped 30% …