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CCH Employment NetNews

CCH Employment NetNews provides corporate counsel and law firm practitioners with need-to-know employment and labor law information in a timely, yet manageable manner. Benefit from news and information in a broader context, with deeper analysis of recent developments and corresponding trends. Delivered to you every Monday, CCH Employment NetNews offers timely coverage of breaking legislative developments, regulatory activity, state law changes, key case law and expert commentary by CCH editors. Count on CCH to highlight important issues each week including practical guidance and expert analysis.

HR Management NetNews™ Newsletter

CCH Human Resources Management NetNews is a current summary of federal and state employment laws and regulations, compliance issues, and other topics related to proper handling of day to day workplace matters. This timely information comes from the CCH Human Resources Management Series, a comprehensive 6-unit library covering Personnel Practices and Communications, Compensation, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), Employment Relations, OSHA Compliance, and State Employment Laws.

Payroll and U.I.S.S. NetNews™ Newsletter

CCH Payroll and Unemployment Insurance with Social Security NetNews†is a current summary of federal and state employment laws and regulations, compliance issues, and other topics related to proper handling of day to day workplace matters. This timely information comes from the Payroll Management Guide and Unemployment Insurance Reporter with Social Security

Pension and Benefits NetNews™ Newsletter

CCH Pension and Benefits NetNews provides information on mergers and acquisitions, organizational restructuring, and constantly changing legislation and shifts in economic trends which impact the pension and benefits arena. This information is extracted from the three great CCH products: the CCH Pension Plan Guide, which has everything you need to set up, maintain or revise a pension plan and resolve day-to-day concerns, CCH Employee Benefits Management, which offers clear explanations on creating, evaluating, and administering all types of employee benefit plans, and CCH Compliance Guide for Plan Administrators, which provides step-by-step guidance for complying with all pension law reporting and disclosure requirements.

Safety NetNews™ Newsletter

CCH Safety NetNews™†is a summary of developing safety and accident prevention programs to help keep your company far away from costly audits, fines and lawsuits, bottom-line losses in worker replacement, increased insurance premiums and other such consequences of an unsafe workplace. The information in this newsletter comes directly from the CCH Employment Safety and Health Guide, an essential research tool for legal counsel and safety professionals who need complete coverage of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) of 1970 and the Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977.

Spencer's Benefits Reports NetNews™ Newsletter

Spencer's Benefits Reports NetNews™†contains the latest news and developments in the employee benefits field for both health care and retirement plans. Taken from the daily news updates in Spencerís Benefits Reports on the Internet, the items include legislative and regulatory actions, court case summaries, industry news, and analysis of new trends such as health savings accounts (HSAs) and Roth 401(k) provisions -- anything that can affect the design, implementation and administration of an employee benefits plan.

Spencer's Consumer Driven Health NetNews™ Newsletter

Spencer's Consumer Driven Health NetNews™†gives you up-to-the-minute developments in the fast-growing field of consumer driven health plans (CDHPs). News items about health savings accounts (HSAs), health retirement accounts (HRAs), flexible spending accounts (FSAa) and anything that relates to them come from the weekly email news service that is part of Spencerís Consumer Driven Health Reports. The information is prepared by the same editors who write for Spencerís Benefits Reports on the Internet.

News Headlines


EEOC issues new Compliance Manual section and guidance on religious bias
A new Compliance Manual section addressing workplace discrimination on the basis of religion was issued by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on July 22, 2008. The new Section 12 includes a comprehensive review of the relevant provisions of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the EEOC's policies regarding religious discrimination, harassment and accommodation. The federal agency also issued two companion guidance documents: Questions and Answers: Religious Discrimination in the Workplace and Best Practices for Eradicating Religious Discrimination in the Workplace. All three documents are available on the EEOC's website.


IRS issues proposed rules on stock option transfers
The IRS has published proposed amendments to regulations governing Code Sec. 6039, as amended by the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 (P.L. 109-432). Under amended Code Sec. 6039, corporate employers must provide an information return to the IRS and the employee when a transfer of stock is made in connection with the exercise of an option through an employee stock purchase plan (Code Sec. 423(c)) or through an incentive stock option program (Code Sec. 422(b)).


Bill to prohibit plan loans through credit cards referred to Finance Committee
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code to provide that no loan may be made from a qualified employer plan using a credit card or other intermediary and to limit the number of loans that may be made from a qualified employer plan to a participant or beneficiary has been referred to the Senate Committee on Finance.


OSHA cites KMA Manufacturing for multiple workplace safety and health violations after fatal accident
OSHA has cited KMA Manufacturing LLC for numerous alleged safety and health violations following a fatal industrial accident in December 2007.