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In recent years, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has annually fielded around 25,000 alleged violations related to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). And while the majority of these claims are deemed unworthy of action by the EEOC, you don't want your company to be the exception. The average award in settled cases is roughly $60,000.
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If you have employees working from home, and you want to transition them back to the workplace as the economy picks up, you may find it's harder than you once thought. For some employees, nervousness about remaining health risks is an impediment — especially for those who haven't been vaccinated.
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It's difficult for many people to write off medical expenses because of the limits imposed under the tax laws. But you may qualify by including every expense allowed. Some of the qualified procedures may surprise you.
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Are you thinking about setting up a retirement plan for yourself and your employees, but you’re worried about the financial commitment and administrative burdens involved in providing a traditional pension plan? Two options to consider are a “simplified employee pension” (SEP) or a “savings incentive match plan for employees” (SIMPLE).

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If you've had to lay off employees as far back as Nov. 1, 2019, a tiny portion of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) might go to them. That's the good news for eligible former employees. The bad news for employers is that your company will have some administrative responsibilities to see that the funds those employees are entitled to actually reach them. In other words, your company will need to pay the cost of maintaining health benefits through your health plan under COBRA provisions and recoup those costs later.
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Every year, roughly 66,000 non-U.S. citizens are granted special visas to perform non-agricultural and non-highly skilled jobs in the United States under the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service's H-2B program. The underlying program (which formerly included agricultural workers) started in 1952. While some employers that seek workers under this program fail to hire any, it can be a business lifesaver for those that are successful.
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Some people are worried that they will wind up in a nursing home with their life savings wiped out. But that doesn't have to be the case. You can buy some peace of mind with long-term care insurance.
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For charitable donors, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) provided some tax breaks and took away others. Here's what charity-minded individuals need to know.
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As millions of people sign up for COVID-19 vaccines across the United States, dishonest people see yet another opportunity to defraud, cheat or steal from unsuspecting victims. Don't let yourself be swept up in these types of scams. Too often, these con artists make promises that they can't keep, including offers of faster access to vaccine shots or even personalized delivery.
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The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) includes major, but temporary, changes to the longstanding federal income tax child and dependent care credit. The changes are favorable for most taxpayers, except high-income individuals. Here's what you need to know about this credit and how it's changing for 2021.

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