HIPAA covered entities are reminded that the deadline to notify the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) of breaches of unsecured protected health information affecting fewer than 500 individuals in calendar year 2017 is March 1, 2018.
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has updated its model notice for employers to provide information on eligibility for premium assistance under Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released additional guidance on Form W-4 compliance in response to the enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which was signed into law by President Trump in December 2017.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has completed its mailing of the 2017 EEO-1 survey notification letters. Qualifying entities are reminded that 2017 EEO-1 reports must be filed by March 31, 2018.
Vermont has passed a law, generally effective July 1, 2018, that legalizes a limited amount of marijuana possession and production. The law features provisions of interest to employers, which are detailed in this update.