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Off-limit interview questions

November 29, 2022

When interviewing candidates, always make a list of interview questions and make sure every question asks for job-related information that will help in the selection process.  Federal and state laws prohibit discrimination on the basis of an applicant’s race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age or disability. Some state laws also prohibit discrimination based on…

401(k) limit increases to $22,500 for 2023, IRA limit rises to $6,500

November 7, 2022

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced on Friday, October 21st that the amount individuals can contribute to their 401(k) plans in 2023 has increased to $22,500, up from $20,500 for 2022. The IRS today also issued technical guidance regarding all of the cost of living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement-related…

2023 Health FSA Contribution Cap Rises to $3,050

November 1, 2022

By Drema Foster, PAFM Employees can put an extra $200 into their health care flexible spending accounts (health FSAs) next year, the IRS announced on Oct. 18, as the annual contribution limit rises to $3,050, up from $2,850 in 2022. The increase is double the $100 rise from 2021 to 2022 and reflects recent inflation. If the employer’s…

2022 AFFORDABLE CARE ACT REPORTING DEADLINES AND POTENTIAL PENALTIES

October 24, 2022

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA or ACA) requires certain employers to report to the IRS annually regarding the health care coverage they offer to full-time employees. Under Section 6056 of the Internal Revenue Code, an Applicable Large Employer (ALE) must report information on Form 1095-C that discloses if an employer is subject…

DOL Proposed Rule: Employee or Independent Contractor Classification

October 18, 2022

On October 11, 2022, the US Department of Labor (DOL) announced the publication of a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM), Employee or Independent Contractor Classification Under the Fair Labor Standards Act in the Federal Register. The proposed rule is scheduled to be officially published in the Federal Register on October 13th and the public will…

I-9 audits rise by 300%

October 16, 2022

If you haven’t reviewed your company’s I-9 forms and processes, now is the time.  Employer I-9 audits conducted by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) spiked by 300% in recent years. Related immigration arrests (of employees and managers) jumped by 600%. Our HR Consulting team has the knowledge and expertise to help you and your…

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Drema K. Foster
Drema Foster is the Chief Operating Officer and Human Resources Director for Suttle & Stalnaker, PLLC.  Drema has been with S&S for 8 years and has over 20 years’ experience in the Human Resources field.  Drema provides human resource-related consulting services to our clients and handles the internal HR/ Administration functions for the firm.