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U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)

U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)

  • Federal wage and hour law
  • Exempt and non-exempt employee status
  • Compliance assistance
  • Independent contractor rules for DOL
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

Labor statistics & wage data

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Federal laws prohibiting job discrimination & enforcement

Discrimination Training Articles

Four Things to Know About ERISA Fidelity Bonds and Fiduciary Liability Insurance

Four Things to Know About ERISA Fidelity Bonds and Fiduciary Liability Insurance

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act known as “ERISA” regulates 401(k) and most other types of employee benefit plans. Under ERISA, anyone who handles ...

IRS Extends Deadlines for Retirement Plan Amendments

IRS Extends Deadlines for Retirement Plan Amendments

This month, the IRS extended the deadlines to adopt certain retirement plan amendments for most plans. Notice 2022-33 provides plan sponsors with an extension ...

“We’ve Been Hacked” – Cybersecurity and Your Employees

“We’ve Been Hacked” – Cybersecurity and Your Employees

It happens every minute of every day, in all types of businesses around the country: an employee receives a fake email and unwittingly clicks on a link ...

Starter-K Act of 2022 Introduced in the Senate

Starter-K Act of 2022 Introduced in the Senate

On March 30, 2022, Senators John Barrasso (R-WY) and Tom Carper (D-DE) introduced the bi-partisan Starter-K Act in the Senate. This bill allows employers ...

MyCTSavings Notice: Employers with Qualified Retirement Plans Must Certify Their Exception

MyCTSavings Notice: Employers with Qualified Retirement Plans Must Certify Their Exception

Connecticut has implemented a mandatory program called MyCTSavings for employers with 5 employees or more who do not currently have a retirement plan in ...

Cash Balance Plans: Don’t Miss Out!

Cash Balance Plans: Don’t Miss Out!

Cash balance plans can offer high-income business owners and executives significant tax advantages and a way to build large retirement assets. A cash balance ...

Tax Credits for Retirement Plan Start-up Costs

Tax Credits for Retirement Plan Start-up Costs

Retirement plans can help employers attract and retain workers and improve morale. If you’re a small business owner considering a qualified retirement ...

New Laws for 2022: Time to Look at your Handbooks!

New Laws for 2022: Time to Look at your Handbooks!

Paid Leave Connecticut employers have been (or should have been) withholding a small percentage of employees’ salaries this year to contribute to the ...

Is Your Organization Safe from Email Attacks?

Is Your Organization Safe from Email Attacks?

In the fourth edition of the Phishing and Fraud Report, it was discovered that phishing incidents rose 220% during the height of the global pandemic compared ...

Notice to Employees Regarding Saver's Credit

Notice to Employees Regarding Saver's Credit

This notice explains how you may be able to pay less tax by contributing to your Employer’s Plan or to an individual retirement arrangement (“IRA”). If ...

What You Need to Know about New Rules for Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs)

What You Need to Know about New Rules for Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs)

A required minimum distribution, or RMD, is the minimum amount that must be withdrawn each year from a retirement account such as an IRA, 401(K), 403(B) ...

2021 Tax Advantages of Cash Balance Plans

2021 Tax Advantages of Cash Balance Plans

A cash balance plan is an employer-sponsored defined benefit plan that can be created by any business entity including Corporations, LLCs, Partnerships, ...

Are HSAs Redefining Health Care?

Are HSAs Redefining Health Care?

Ron, a single Millennial, was given the option by his employer during the annual enrollment period to choose a high-deductible health plan (HDHP) with ...

Cycle 3 Restatements: Here’s What You Need to Know

Cycle 3 Restatements: Here’s What You Need to Know

The Internal Revenue service requires all qualified retirement plans to update their plan documents every 6 years, in a formal process called a “plan restatement.” ...

Going Paperless with Retirement Plans

Going Paperless with Retirement Plans

In July 2020, the Department of Labor finalized a rule that makes it easier for retirement plan sponsors to send certain retirement plan documents to covered ...

Are You at Risk for a Lawsuit? How HR Analysis can Save Employers from Costly Litigation

Are You at Risk for a Lawsuit? How HR Analysis can Save Employers from Costly Litigation

The last thing that Eric needed was the news that a former employee had filed a lawsuit against his company alleging discrimination. The owner of a manufacturing ...

What are the Best States for Retirement?

What are the Best States for Retirement?

For years, Bob and his wife Ellen talked about moving from the Northeast to a southern state when it was time to retire. They often vacationed at a coastal ...

Financial Wellness and Emergency Savings

Financial Wellness and Emergency Savings

Money is a leading cause of stress for most Americans, even those considered wealthy. Surveys show that people worry about retirement savings, unexpected ...

Pros and Cons of Annuities vs. Lump Sum Payouts for Defined Benefit Plans

Pros and Cons of Annuities vs. Lump Sum Payouts for Defined Benefit Plans

At age 66 and widowed, Eric was ready to retire and faced with a choice: take a one-time lump sum benefit equal to the $550,000 he had in his defined benefit ...

Season’s Greetings from TPS Group

Season’s Greetings from TPS Group

To our Friends and Associates – Each year during the holiday season, we take great pleasure in setting aside time from our regular work to send a heartfelt ...

From Office to Zoom: Managing Remote Employees

From Office to Zoom: Managing Remote Employees

The coronavirus pandemic has forced many businesses to allow employees to work from home. In many cases this switch was a rapid one and for companies unaccustomed ...

Performance Development vs Performance Management: Is it Time for a Change?

Performance Development vs Performance Management: Is it Time for a Change?

“I’ve been doing performance reviews for the past 20 years, and I’ve never gone back and looked at any of them once they were submitted.” “I usually just ...

Pros and Cons of CARES Act Retirement Account Withdrawals

Pros and Cons of CARES Act Retirement Account Withdrawals

Bob’s wife, Angie, was laid off from her job in retail when the pandemic began and stores closed their doors. To make matters worse, Bob became infected ...

TPS Talks Newsletter | Apr. - May 2020 | Issue 1

TPS Talks Newsletter | Apr. - May 2020 | Issue 1

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COVID-19 and Workplace Stress: Tips for Managers and Leaders

COVID-19 and Workplace Stress: Tips for Managers and Leaders

As the engines of the economy restart in phases, many business leaders are grappling with concerns about the welfare and safety of their employees and ...

CEFEX, Centre for Fiduciary Excellence, LLC, has renewed the certification of TPS Group

CEFEX, Centre for Fiduciary Excellence, LLC, has renewed the certification of TPS Group

RECORDKEEPER/ADMINISTRATOR RENEWS CERTIFICATION TO INDUSTRY BEST PRACTICES PITTSBURGH, May 27, 2020, CEFEX, Centre for Fiduciary Excellence, LLC, has ...

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Nearly 450 Million people worldwide are currently living with some level of mental illness including anxiety, depression ...

How the CARES Act Applies to Your Retirement Plan

How the CARES Act Applies to Your Retirement Plan

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The CARES Act and Retirement Plans

The CARES Act and Retirement Plans

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law on March 27, 2020, in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Key provisions ...

CT Recovery Bridge Loan Program

CT Recovery Bridge Loan Program

Coronavirus Business Recovery TPS Group will continue representing the interests of you and your employees during this crisis and keep you informed of ...

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

As America has nearly shut down overnight due to the coronavirus pandemic, we understand employers are faced with growing concerns about how to manage ...

IRS Extends 2019 Qualified Plan, IRA, HSA Contribution Deadlines

IRS Extends 2019 Qualified Plan, IRA, HSA Contribution Deadlines

The IRS on March 24 updated its website to indicate that it has extended until July 15, 2020 the deadlines for making contributions to workplace-based ...

TPS Group Statement On COVID-19 Outbreak

TPS Group Statement On COVID-19 Outbreak

At TPS Group, we care deeply about the safety of our employees, customers, and communities. Due to the evolving situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19) ...

Sexual Harassment Training in CT: Are Employers Prepared?

Sexual Harassment Training in CT: Are Employers Prepared?

As of October 1, 2019, a new law called the “Time’s Up Act” significantly expands sexual harassment training requirements for Connecticut employers. Previously, ...

Managing Millennials: What Employers Need to Know

Managing Millennials: What Employers Need to Know

For many workers of the Baby Boomer generation, working long hours and leaving vacation time on the table is not uncommon. A 2016 Bankrate survey found ...

"Hot Topics in HR" Complimentary Seminar

"Hot Topics in HR" Complimentary Seminar

Don't Miss This Opportunity!  "Hot Topics in HR" Complimentary Seminar November 13, 2018 You are invited to a complimentary seminar and brunch buffet ...

Sexual Harassment Training: Is Your Company in Compliance?

Sexual Harassment Training: Is Your Company in Compliance?

The recent spate of sexual harassment accusations in Hollywood and in companies all over the country should serve as a reminder to employers about their ...

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