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Limiting ACA Liability: Managing Part-Time and Seasonal Employees

As employers get familiar with new ACA reporting obligations, their focus will move toward long-term strategies to limit future penalties. While full-time employees are easy to identify and plan for, variable hour employees’ schedules change with the needs of the business and can be harder to predict and manage. Many organizations undertake a “limiting” strategy […]

Insourcing ACA Reporting

Many employers are still wondering, “Is it smarter to insource or outsource ACA reporting?” While outsourcing seems the simplest solution, it’s also the most costly. Consequently, many vendors have developed software to help employers handle ACA reporting in-house. These typically fall into three categories: form generators, modules that integrate with human capital management suites, and […]

Avoiding Compliance Issues: Challenges in Today’s Hospitality Industry

For the past few years, the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division has targeted the hospitality industry as a potential source of federal law violations. These violations include minimum wage, overtime, and recordkeeping provisions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and medical leave approval and tracking under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). But another compliance obligation […]

Limiting Penalties as an Applicable Large Employer

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) takes effect for qualifying employers in 2015. But what about employers unable to afford insurance for employees—or the non-compliance penalties that follow? This paper follows Dean, the owner of a construction company, as he determines which steps he can take to minimize his ACA penalty liability. Read more in the white paper ACA Profile: […]

Benefits of Using Time & Attendance Data for ACA Compliance

Final regulations for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) allow employers the option of using pay period boundaries (rather than calendar dates) for the start and end of measurement periods as part of the employee status determination process. This encourages employers to rely on their payroll system—instead of time and attendance data—for ACA reporting. While relying on a payroll system […]

ACA Shared Responsibility

As the impact of healthcare reform increases, employers must prepare for their new obligations and responsibilities under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). A primary challenge for employers is determining which employees are considered full-time under the Act and must be offered coverage. This paper examines the expanded “determination process” the IRS suggests for four different types of employees and how […]

ACA and Educational Employers

School districts employ a wide variety of workers including substitute teachers, bus drivers, aides, non-teaching coaches and facility staff and educational employers are unsure which employees qualify for coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This paper examines the determination processes for each of the four designated employee types and demonstrates how a time and attendance […]

ACA Prep Checklist

Starting in 2015, applicable large employers (ALEs) have been required to comply with Affordable Care Act requirements and begin reporting coverage data to the IRS in the first quarter of 2016. Is your business ready? Review the ACA Prep Checklist to find out. Download this informative whitepaper presented by Attendance on Demand: ACA Prep Checklist […]