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Preparing Generation Z (1995-2012)
for the New Tech Jobs

In the next decade, it is estimated that two million manufacturing jobs will go unfilled. When the average age of millennials in manufacturing is already 27, it’s time to focus proactively on the “Z Generation” (1995-2012) to help address this shortage.

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IRS Extends Due Date for Employers Provide
Form 1095 to Employees and Participants

The IRS announced that it has extended the due date for employers and insurance companies to provide 2017 Forms 1095 to individuals.

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Lessons Learned From Parker, Smith & Feek’s FMLA Manufacturing Roundtable

Recently, Parker, Smith & Feek hosted our first ever manufacturing human resources roundtable to discuss FMLA and state leave laws. The goal of our roundtable was to give those in an HR or similar role the opportunity to share best practices, concerns, and general questions with an expert in employment advice, as well as their peers.

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Tax Bill Benefit Changes Getting Closer

In a vote taken early Saturday morning, the Senate passed its version of tax legislation. This increases the chances of the final bill being signed by the president and becoming law before the new year. However, it’s not over yet.

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IRS – Letter 226J
What Employers Need to Know

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) contains requirements called the employer shared responsibility rules (often called the employer mandate). Code §4980H requires applicable large employers (ALEs – those with 50 or more full-time equivalents) to offer coverage to full-time employees and their dependent children.

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