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20Feb 23

General Updates 2/20/2023

Happy Mardi Gras! Below is an update from a good friend who continues to share important information I wanted to pass along.  More on IL BIPA The Illinois Supreme Court ruled recently that the Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) claims accrue each time data is unlawfully collected and disclosed rather than simply the first time. This now means that a claimant has the opportunity to seek a much higher amount of damages.   Again, be sure that your company is compliant!…

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25Jan 23

General Updates 1/25/2023

Happy New Year and Happy Carnival Season! We are touching base today to bring everyone up to speed on the latest HR trends. The Secure Act 2.0 passed in the Lame Duck Congress before the 117th congress convened for the first time earlier this year. In sum, The Secure Act 2.0 raised the amounts eligible for people to save through their 401k. A notable change focuses on individuals without a 401k currently, allowing tax credits for small businesses to start…

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21Jan 23

General Updates 12/12/2022

We hope everyone is ready for the holiday season! We want to wish you a very safe and happy holiday season. Delta has been focusing on year-end work preparation as well as benefits open enrollment for many of our clients. Below you will find a summary from a labor attorney practitioner based out of Atlanta. He is a professional friend of mine and keeps us up to date on what is happening on both the state and federal levels. NV…

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21Jan 23

General Updates 11/8/2022

We are very excited to share our big news as we kick off a new week. Delta has started a new Division of our Company! We now offer Bookkeeping Services as well as HR and Payroll. If you have any questions or would like to discuss how we may help your business, please do not hesitate to reach out. In other news, the latest numbers are out for 2023 as it pertains to Social Security taxes, 401k contributions, along with…

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06Sep 22

General Updates 9/6/2022

We hope everyone had a wonderful Labor Day weekend. There is significant news out of D.C. today from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The NLRB is proposing a rule regarding the determination of who is a joint employer. This rule is not yet defined and our team is awaiting on additional resources to break down this information into layman’s terms. Based on the information we do have, it looks to qualify temporary hires as part of any collective Union…

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05Aug 22

General Updates 8/5/2022

Happy Friday! There is not a lot going on in the HR world right now, but we wanted to make sure you were aware of the latest in Congress particularly with midterm elections around the corner. Last week, Senator Joe Manchin (D-VA) announced an agreement with Senate Majority Leader Charles “Chuck” Schumer (D-NY) on a series of tax and spending proposals. These proposals include a focus on drug pricing, climate, and tax loopholes. You can find a general summary on…

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26Jul 22

General Updates 7/26/2022

EEOC UpdatesThere are lots of important subjects we’d like to update you on. First and foremost, the EEOC has updated its guidance on “COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws”. The update comes in the form of an update to several questions in the Q&A section, including a question about administering COVID-19 viral tests in the workplace. We’ve included a brief summary for convenience below: Employers “will need to assess whether current pandemic circumstances and individual…

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30Jun 22

General Updates 6/30/2022

I would first like to apologize for such an extended period of time in between blog posts. It has been a very hectic few months and culminated by our son getting married last weekend. We are very proud of the new Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence. There is a great deal happening in the HR world, and we would like to share a few important items. Most noteworthy, we wanted to share a few sources discussing how the recent Supreme Court…

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22Apr 22

General Updates 4/22/2022

IRS, Inflation, and Other Updates 4/5/2022 We hope everyone had a wonderful Easter/Passover and is enjoying the beautiful springtime. We are in your inboxes today with some updates mainly surrounding the IRS. For those of you who are still waiting on returns from the IRS, we encourage you to read this article detailing the process and explaining why it is so slow. In sum, the IRS requires paper as very little is automated. This article is very telling, because the…

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05Apr 22

General Updates 4/5/2022

House of Representatives, DOL, and Other Updates 4/5/2022We hope everyone is doing well. We wanted to share a few things going on in our nation’s capital to have on your radar. A growing trend in states is having a mandatory retirement plan in place for every employee. Both California and Illinois have passed this kind of legislation, with several others planning for it to start soon. The House passed the Secure Act 2.0 bill, requiring businesses nationwide meet a set…

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