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Healthcare Reform (HCR) was a big topic in the news again in the final months of 2011. In early November, a U.S. appeals court for the District of Columbia affirmed a lower court’s opinion that the law’s minimum coverage is constitutional. This decision is in conflict with that of two other federal courts that have found the same “individual mandate” provision to be unconstitutional.
The Michigan Department of Treasury recently issued a press release stating that Michigan has repaid the $3.2 billion Unemployment Trust Fund balance due to the U. S. Treasury. This is a win-win for the state and its employer communities.
Because this transaction was completed before the end of 2011, the state and its business community will benefit in several ways, including:
- FUTA tax credits restored (rate reduced from 1.8% to 0.6%, effective January 1, 2012)
- Significant interest savings for the state of Michigan and their taxpayers—estimated between $150-$200 million
- Elimination of 2011 solvency tax on Michigan employers
As more information is released by the Michigan Department of Treasury, we will keep you informed in our monthly Compliance Newsletter. If you have any questions, please call your Payroll Team at 888.679.8865.
To learn more about how Oasis assists employers in all 50 states, give us a call to schedule your Free Consultation, 866.709.9401.
Managers and employees both have plenty of challenges when it comes to performance reviews. For managers, the review process can be time-consuming, tedious and difficult. Some find it arduous having to sum up the qualities and achievements of a diverse talent pool into a predefined rating system. From the employee’s perspective, performance reviews often seem like an opportunity for managers to lavish praise on “favorites,” which can lower the morale of the rest of the department.