1903, 2018

Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Begins in Massachusetts April 1

March 19, 2018|

Last year we wrote about legislation around pregnancy fairness laws in several states. As of April 1, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act will require employers in Massachusetts with six or more employees to grant an [...]

903, 2018

Revised Family HSA Limit

March 9, 2018|

On Monday, the IRS announced a revision to the family HSA contribution limit on high deductible health plans for calendar year 2018. The original limit of $6,900 for 2018 was announced mid-2017. However, as a [...]

2712, 2017

Adjust Your Payroll Schedule for These 2018 Banking Holidays

December 27, 2017|

There are eleven federal banking holidays in 2018 that may interfere with your usual payroll processing schedule for the year. Now is a fitting time to set reminders for your payroll processing days and check [...]

2112, 2017

What To Do If You Receive IRS Letter 226-J

December 21, 2017|

The IRS is actively issuing ACA-related notices to applicable large employers (ALE). Also known as Letter 226-J, the notice is the initial letter to notify ALEs that they may be liable for an employer shared [...]

1412, 2017

These State Minimum Wage Rates Increase January 1, 2018

December 14, 2017|

Along with ringing in the New Year, many U.S. employees will be enjoying higher wages come January 1, 2018, thanks to states that are increasing their minimum wage rates. State minimum wage changes taking effect [...]

3011, 2017

OSHA 300A Deadline Delayed Two Weeks to December 15, 2017

November 30, 2017|

Update: On December 18, OSHA announced it will accept 300A submissions for 2016 through the end of 2017. Read the news release or visit the injury reporting page of the OSHA website for details. The [...]

2609, 2017

W-2 Verification Code Testing Expands for 2017

September 26, 2017|

The Internal Revenue Service is expanding its testing of individual taxpayer verification codes in an effort to reduce incidents of refund fraud. The program began last year with testing of the code on two million W-2 [...]

2808, 2017

Missouri is Latest State to Preempt Local Minimum Wage Laws

August 28, 2017|

Today, employers in St. Louis, Missouri, are no longer required to pay their employees the city’s minimum wage rate of $10.00 per hour. The reason they can reduce employee pay is state legislators passed a [...]

2508, 2017

Pregnancy Fairness Legislation Increasing

August 25, 2017|

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act was introduced in the Senate and the House on May 11, 2017. The act would make discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth, and related conditions illegal for employers. The House bill [...]

2607, 2017

USDOL Request for Information on Overtime Rule

July 26, 2017|

In 2015 the United States Department of Labor issued a notice of proposed rulemaking related to updates to the Fair Labor Standards Act, specifically updates to the overtime rule. The overtime rule defines which employees [...]