From the November/December 2014 issue of CeridianVoice.

November/December Newsbriefs

White House extends existing plan ACA provision

On Nov. 14, President Obama announced that American's whose health care plans have been cancelled because they fall short of Affordable Care Act standards have been granted a one-year reprieve. Consequently, insurance companies are not required to upgrade their plans for individuals who are enrolled in existing plans. Read more at Employee Benefit News.

U.S. Senate introduces bill to simplify tax reporting for multi-state workers

A bipartisan Senate bill would simplify tax reporting requirements for employees who work in multiple states. Under the Mobile Workforce State Income Tax Simplification Act, an employee’s earnings would only be subject to tax in the state(s) in which the employee is present and working for more than 30 days during a calendar year. Read more at Tax-News.com.

ACA requirements that take effect on Jan. 1, 2014

New Years is right around the corner, which means that HR professionals will soon have to comply with several new Affordable Care Act provisions that go into effect on Jan. 1, 2014. In particular, organizations must be ready to comply with 10 main ACA requirements. Read more at EmployeeBenefitNews.com.

Holiday parties bring fun…and legal risks

With the holidays quickly approaching, many companies are planning holiday parties for their employees. However, more than 1/3 of employers report worker misconduct at holiday parties. Legal risks associated with work parties are important to consider before employers plan the festive gathering. Read more at SHRM.com.

Data analytical skills a must for mid-level managers

HR professionals live in a world full of data that has the ability to influence strategy and organizational success. Despite the plethora of this information, the majority of middle managers lack comprehensive big data analytical skills. Today’s managers must develop these analytical skills and use them to guide their strategies and initiatives. Read more at HRExecutive.com.