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HR Calendar 2021: Key Compliance Dates and Holidays for New Year

HR Calendar 2021: Key Compliance Dates and Holidays for New Year

From major holidays to key compliance requirements and ACA deadlines, find out everything you need to know about important HR dates for 2021.

 

2021 HR Calendar: Key Dates and Holidays

Note: Dates may be subject to change and will be updated accordingly. Follow blog.bernieportal.com for the latest HR updates.

 

JANUARY

Federal Holidays

  • Friday, January 1 – New Year’s Day
  • Monday, January 18 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day

 

Key Dates

  • Wednesday, January 20 – Presidential Inauguration Day 
  • Thursday, January 28 – Data Privacy Day

 

FEBRUARY

Federal Holidays 

  • Monday, February 15 – President’s Day

 

Key Dates

  • Black History Month
  • Monday, February 1 – W-2 & 1099 Distribution Due
  • Monday, February 1 – Quarterly Form 941 Due
  • Sunday, February 28 – 1094-C/1095-C Paper Filing Deadline

 

MARCH

Key Dates

  • Tuesday, March 2 – OSHA Records Due
  • Tuesday, March 2 – Form 1095-C Delivered to Employees (extended from Jan. 31, 2021)
  • Monday, March 1 – Form M-1 Filing Deadline 
  • Friday, March 5 – Employee Appreciation Day
  • Sunday, March 14 – Daylight Savings Time Start
  • Wednesday, March 31 – 1095-C E-Filing Deadline
  • Wednesday, March 31 – End of Q1
  • March TBDAdjusted EEO-1 Reporting and Filing Deadline for 2019, 2020

 

APRIL

Key Dates

  • Thursday, April 15 – Tax Day
  • Wednesday, April 21 – Administrative Professionals Day
  • Friday, April 30 – Quarterly Form 941 Due

 

MAY

Federal Holidays

  • Monday, May 31 – Memorial Day

 

Key Dates

  • Global Employee Health and Fitness Month – Encourage healthy lifestyles and workplace wellness

 

JUNE

Key Dates

  • Monday, June 14 – Flag Day
  • Wednesday, June 30 – End of Q2
  • Mid-Year Benefits Review – Remind employees to take advantage of any eligible voluntary benefits 

 

JULY

Federal Holidays 

  • Sunday, July 4 – Independence Day
  • Monday, July 5 – Independence Day (observed) 

 

Key Dates

  • Saturday, July 31 – Quarterly Form 941 Due
  • Compliance Check – Review benefits notices were or will be issued as required

 

AUGUST

Key Dates

  • School Physicals – Remind employees about dependent benefits before school begins
  • National Eye-Exam Month – Encourage employees to take advantage of vision benefits

 

SEPTEMBER

Federal Holidays 

  • Monday, September 6 – Labor Day

 

Key Dates

  • September TBD – National Payroll Week
  • Thursday, September 30 – End of Q3
  • PTO Check – Remind employees to check PTO balances before Q4
  • Fall Flu Shots – Encourage employees to receive flu shots

 

OCTOBER

Federal Holidays

  • Monday, October 11 – Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples’ Day

 

Key Dates

  • National Disability Employment Awareness Month
  • Friday, October 15 – National Boss’s Day (observed)
  • Sunday, October 31 – Halloween
  • October TBD – Tax Return Extension Deadline

 

NOVEMBER

Federal Holidays

  • Thursday, November 11 – Veterans Day
  • Thursday, November 25 – Thanksgiving

 

Key Dates

  • Monday, November 1 – Quarterly Form 941 Due
  • Sunday, November 7 – Daylight Savings Time End
  • Remind Employees to submit FSA receipts before EOY

 

DECEMBER

Federal Holidays

  • Friday, December 24 – Christmas Eve/Christmas Day (observed)
  • Saturday, December 25 – Christmas Day

 

Key Dates

  • Friday, December 31 – New Year’s Eve 
  • BerniePortal Review – Remind employees to update personal information in BerniePortal for W-2s and ACA reports in the new year

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