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Don't Let Unpredictable Summer Weather Affect Your Business
Summer is known to be the season of fun in the sun – but it also brings the threat of dangerous storms. Summer weather can become extreme with thunderstorms, hurricanes, tornados, and the threat of flooding on top of it all. Don’t get caught unprepared in an emergency.
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Employee Theft Can Devastate Any Business
In your company, there are many possible types of employee theft. Your warehouse offers an opportunity for stealing products. In addition, employees working a cash register may offer unauthorized discounts to friends, ring up items under the wrong label or steal cash or credit card information.
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ACA Affordability Threshold Rises in 2019
This E-Alert is of interest to applicable large employers - generally those with 50 or more full-time employees (including full-time equivalent employees). Under the ACA’s employer shared responsibility ("pay or play") provisions, large employers may be subject to a penalty if they do not offer affordable coverage that provides minimum value to their full-time employees and their dependents.
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Quiet Vehicles Pose a Risk to Unaware Pedestrians
Electric cars from Tesla, Nissan and other automakers continue to make headlines, but anyone who’s had one sneak up behind them while on foot knows how quiet they are. These vehicles, along with hybrid cars, run much more quietly than gas-powered cars and can pose a serious risk to unaware pedestrians. 
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IRS Releases 2019 HSA Contribution Limits
The IRS has released the inflation adjusted amounts for 2019 relevant to HSAs and high deductible health plans (HDHPs) via  Rev. Proc. 2018-30. 
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Reminder: Due Date to Submit 2017 EEO-1 Report Extended to June 1
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has pushed back the deadline for required entities to submit their 2017 EEO-1 report to June 1, 2018.
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Spotting Fake IDs
Whether it happens with your customers or in the process of hiring a new employee, it is vital to recognize the differences between fake identification documents and genuine documentation.
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Are You Covered in Case of a Business Interruption?
If a fire causes your pawnshop to be temporarily unusable, what would you do next? Ideally, you would move to a temporary location while your permanent place of business is being repaired.
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PCORI Fees Due by July 31st 
Employers who sponsor self-insured coverage—including HRAs and certain FSAs—are responsible for filing and paying the fee by July 31st of the calendar year following the end of the applicable plan year. The fee is paid as an excise tax, submitted to the IRS once per year on the second quarter Form 720. 
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IRS Reverts to Prior HSA Limit for Family Coverage
On April 27, 2018 the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced via Revenue Procedure 2018-27 that the maximum amount that may be contributed to an HSA by an individual with family coverage under a high deductible health plan will again be higher for 2018.
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