On December 17, 2015, Seattle Mayor Edward B. Murray signed the Wage Theft Prevention and Harmonization Ordinance amending the municipality's current labor laws addressing paid sick and safe time, job assistance, wage theft and minimum wage. Several sections of the Employment Law Manual, three Quick Reference charts, and three poster landing pages have been updated. Additionally, two new landing pages and four new Legal Timetable entries have been added.
The Taxation of Employee Compensation section of the Employment Law Manual has been updated to include a number of important legislative and regulatory changes that occurred in late 2015 and early 2016.
The Taxation of Employee Benefits section of the Employment Law Manual has been updated to include a number of important legislative and regulatory changes that occurred at the end of 2015, such as Affordable Care Act reporting and filing deadline changes.
The Depositing and Reporting Withheld Taxes section of the Employment Law Manual has been updated to include a number of important legislative and regulatory changes that occurred at the end of 2015, such as Form W-2 filing deadline changes.
The federal Office of Child Support Enforcement issued updated information in 2015 regarding the process of lump-sum payment reporting and the states that now use the electronic income withholding order (e-IWO).
The US Department of Labor has identified three FUTA-credit reduction states for 2015. Employers in these states lose the full FUTA credit and will owe a greater amount of the tax when they file their 2015 Form 940.
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