Top 10 Laws, Regulations and Trends for 2018

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In this article, we focus on the top 10 laws, regulations and trends going into 2018 that employers need to be aware of. New Parent Leave Act Effective Jan. 1, 2018, employers in California with 20 or more workers will be required to provide eligible employees with 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave to bond with a new child. This builds on a 20-year-old law that required only employers with 50 or more staff to provide employees with time off for child bonding. Like the current law, the New Parent Leave Act applies to newborns or a child placed with…
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CMS Issues New Medicare Cards for 2018

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has started issuing new Medicare cards, which it will mail out. Because identity theft has been on the rise, the new cards will no longer include your Social Security number. This should reduce the chances of someone stealing your identity should you lose your wallet and all of its contents. Identity theft has affected retirees disproportionately, which is a growing problem. In 2014, 2.6 million individuals aged 65 and over were identity theft victims, compared with 2.2 million the year prior. The following are all the details you’ll need, thanks to the American…
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